9 February 1980 |
Turangi, New Zealand
|Nationality||New Zealand / Australian|
|Listed height||201 cm (6 ft 7 in)|
|Listed weight||100 kg (220 lb)|
|High school||Morley Senior
(Perth, Western Australia)
|1996||East Perth Eagles|
|1999||East Perth Eagles|
|2003–2006||Hawke's Bay Hawks|
|2005–2006||New Zealand Breakers|
|2008||U Mobitelco Cluj|
|2009–2010||Kalamunda Eastern Suns|
|2013||Perry Lakes Hawks|
|Career highlights and awards|
Adrian "A. J." Majstrovich (born 9 February 1980) is a New Zealand-Australian former professional basketball player. He spent the majority of his 18-year career playing the Australian NBL, New Zealand NBL and State Basketball League (SBL). He was named the New Zealand NBL Rookie of the Year and MVP in 2003 and 2004, respectively.
Born in Turangi, New Zealand to Croatian parents, Majstrovich was raised in Carnarvon on his grandparents' banana plantation. He later moved to Perth where he attended Morley Senior High School, before accepting a two-year basketball scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in 1997. In conjunction with the AIS, he attended Lake Ginninderra Secondary College where he graduated Year 12 in 1997. He also represented Australia at Under 20 level from 1996 to 1999, making him ineligible for the Tall Blacks.
Early ANBL years (1998–2001)
In June 1998, Majstrovich signed a two-year deal with the Perth Wildcats. He made his NBL debut for the Wildcats in October 1998, and became an NBL champion in 2000 when the Wildcats defeated the Victoria Giants 2-0 in the three-game Grand Final series. During the 1999 NBL off-season, he played for the East Perth Eagles.
First overseas stint (2001–2003)
Return to ANBL and first stint in NZNBL (2003–2008)
In March 2003, Majstrovich joined the Hawke's Bay Hawks of the New Zealand National Basketball League where he played from 2003 to 2006, winning the league's Rookie of the Year award in 2003 and the MVP award in 2004.
In July 2008, Majstrovich signed with CS Universitatea Mobitelco Cluj-Napoca of Romania for the 2008–09 season. In December 2008, he left Cluj-Napoca after managing just three league games and two EuroChallenge games.
On 1 March 2014, Majstrovich signed with the Nelson Giants for the 2014 New Zealand NBL season. On 31 March 2014, Majstrovich was ruled out for the first month of action for the Giants due to a foot injury. He was later ruled out for the rest of the season on 8 May 2014 due to the same injury. However, on 6 June 2014, he signed with the Goldfields Giants for the rest of the 2014 SBL season. He made his debut for Goldfields the next day, recording 23 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in a loss to the Joondalup Wolves. On 24 July 2014, he was named the SBL's Round 19 Player of the Week.
Return to NZNBL (2015)
Return to SBL (2016)
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- 1996 – East Perth Eagles
- 1999 – East Perth Eagles
- Player statistics for Adrian Majstrovich
- NZ Breakers add duo to NBL list
- Pedalling his way back to fitness
- Basketball: Jets to fight Wellington for place in finals
- Majstrovich to join Saints
- Former MVP Majstrovich joins Stars
- Suns Sign Majstrovich
- Welcome back, Majstrovich
- Vukona answers the Giants' call
- Injury-plagued Majstrovich out
- Majstrovich returns; Cougars, Senators sweat on Wolves (Week 13 Men's SBL Preview)
- Giants lack bite against Wolves
- Kickz101 SBL Players of the Week
- Southland Sharks sign former Breaker A J Majstrovich
- AJ signs with Senators
- Senators look to make noise despite tough preparation