Bato Govedarica

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Bato Govedarica
Personal information
Born (1928-04-17)April 17, 1928
Chicago, Illinois
Died March 13, 2006(2006-03-13) (aged 77)
Hinsdale, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Career information
High school Lane Techn (Chicago, Illinois)
College DePaul (1947–1951)
NBA draft 1951 / Round: 3 / Pick: 24th overall
Selected by the Syracuse Nationals
Pro career 1953–1954
Position Point guard
Career history
1953–1954 Syracuse Nationals

Zdravko "Bato" Govedarica (April 17, 1928 – March 13, 2006) was an American professional basketball player of Serbian origin.[1] He played 23 games for the Syracuse Nationals during the 1953-54 National Basketball Association season.

Govedarica attended Chicago's Lane Tech High School and DePaul University. A 5'11" (180 cm) guard, he was inducted into the Chicago Basketball Hall of Fame on May 13, 2006.[2]


  1. ^ First player of Serbian origin in the NBA
  2. ^ Wisby, Gary. "Basketball star at Lane Tech, DePaul". Chicago Sun-Times, 20 March 2006

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