Bojan Popović

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Bojan Popović
Free agent
Position Point guard
Personal information
Born (1983-02-13) February 13, 1983 (age 34)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Playing career 2001–present
Career history
2001–2005 FMP Železnik
2005–2007 Dynamo Moscow
2007–2008 Unicaja Malaga
2008–2009 San Sebastian Bruesa
2009–2010 Lietuvos Rytas
2010 Efes Pilsen
2010–2011 Cajasol Sevilla
2011 Meridiano Alicante
2011–2012 Crvena zvezda
2013 Lukoil Academic
2014 CSU Asesoft Ploieşti
2015 Trefl Sopot
Career highlights and awards

Bojan Popović (Serbian: Бојан Поповић; born February 13, 1983) is a Serbian professional basketball player who last played for Trefl Sopot of the Polish Basketball League. He also represented the Serbian national basketball team internationally. He is a 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) tall point guard.

Professional career[edit]

Popović is a product of FMP's youth system. After spending four years as a professional at the club from Belgrade's suburb of Železnik, winning one Serbian Cup and Adriatic League trophy, he signed a contract with Russian PBL team Dynamo Moscow.[1] His good performances led the team to the Euroleague quarterfinals, where they lost to Panathinaikos, which eventually won the cup.

Next season Bojan signed with ACB and Euroleague team Unicaja Malaga and a season later he stayed in Spain, playing for San Sebastian Bruesa.

In summer 2009, Popović signed with Lithuanian Lietuvos Rytas. On November 2, 2009, Popovic won the Euroleague MVP of the Month award for the month of October.[2] Despite his good performances, rytas failed to qualify to the Top 16 and was eliminated from the euroleague for that season. Nonetheless his abilities earned him a contract with Regular Season Group B rivals Efes Pilsen,[3] but he failed to accomplish his early year performance at the Top 16.

On 25 August 2010, Popovic signed a one-year contract with KK Partizan.[4] However, Partizan broke the contract only 20 days after signing it, because "he did not fit in the concept of playing".[5] On November 22, 2010 he signed a three-month contract with Cajasol Sevilla in Spain.[6] In March 2011 he signed with Meridiano Alicante until the end of the season.[7]

On October 12, 2011 he signed a one-year contract with Red Star Belgrade.[8] He finished the year with averages of 7 points and 3.5 assists in the Adriatic league.

In January 2013 he signed with Bulgarian team PBC Lukoil Academic until the end of season.[9] In January 2014, he signed with the Romanian team CSU Asesoft Ploieşti for the rest of the season.[10]

In February 2015, he signed with Trefl Sopot of the Polish Basketball League.[11]

Serbian national team[edit]

Popović has also been a member of the senior men's Serbian national team. He played at the EuroBasket 2009, where he won the silver medal.

Euroleague career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2006–07 Dynamo Moscow 22 22 25.5 .444 .271 .839 2.9 1.9 1.7 .0 10.7 12.8
2007–08 Unicaja Málaga 20 5 15.4 .275 .303 .863 1.7 1.5 .5 .0 3.6 3.5
2009–10 Lietuvos rytas 10 9 32.0 .353 .265 .833 2.4 5.4 2.4 .2 11.2 13.6
2009–10 Efes Pilsen 6 0 13.1 .500 .000 .889 2 1.3 .6 .0 3.3 4.8

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