Damjan Stojanovski

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Damjan Stojanovski
Damjan Stojanovski.jpg
Stojanovski with MZT in 2012
MZT Skopje
Position Shooting guard
League ABA League
Macedonian League
Personal information
Born (1987-12-09) December 9, 1987 (age 29)
Skopje, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Macedonian
Listed height 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
Listed weight 87 kg (192 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Playing career 2005–present
Career history
2005–2007 Vardar
2007–2009 AMAK SP
2009–2010 Vardar Osiguruvanje
2010–2012 Lukoil Academic
2012–2016 MZT Skopje
2017–present MZT Skopje
Career highlights and awards

Damjan Stojanovski (Macedonian: Дамјан Стојановски; born December 9, 1987) is a Macedonian professional basketball player for MZT Skopje Aerodrom. He also represents the Macedonian national basketball team. He is 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) in height and plays at the Shooting guard position.

He is a twin brother of Vojdan Stojanovski and the younger brother of Ognen Stojanovski.

Pro career[edit]

in 2016 as captain of MZT Skopje

Since beginning his professional career in 2005, Stojanovski has spent the majority of his career playing in the Macedonian First Basketball League.[1] He started his basketball career in KK Vardar. In 2007 he signed with KK AMAK SP from Ohrid. In 2009 he won the Macedonian Basketball Cup with KK AMAK SP. Next year Stojanovski signed with PBC Lukoil Academic from Bulgaria. In the seasons 2010/11 and 2011/12 with PBC Lukoil Academic he won the Bulgarian Basketball League.[2] In 2012 he returned to Macedonia, signing with MZT Skopje Aerodrom.[3] He was MVP on the Macedonian Cup Final in 2013 and MVP on the Macedonian basketball Final in 2014. On 8 December 2014, during a match against Levski Sofia he injured his left knee while trying to jump. He was immediately helped off the court. An MRI later revealed that Damjan tore the ACL in his knee and would miss the rest of the season.[4] Damjan returned to full contact practice in August 2015. In the meantime, he re-signed with MZT Skopje for another season, and as captain he led the team for another title, fifth in a row for MZT, and fourth in a row with him as a part of the team. On 3 September 2016, he got injured again during a EuroBasket 2017 qualifiers in the match between Macedonia and Great Britain.[5] On 15 June 2017, he re-signed with MZT Skopje.[6]

National team[edit]

Damjan Stojanovski is a regular member of the senior men's Macedonian national team. In 2009 he competed with the Macedonian team at the Eurobasket 2009 in Poland when Macedonian national basketball team finished 9th.[7] In 2011 Stojanovski played on the Eurobasket 2011 in Lithuania and he helped his team to reach the 4th place, the best ever performance for the Macedonian national team.[8]

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.

Eurocup[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2011–12 Lukoil Academic 5 0 14.8 .348 .273 .765 2.2 0.2 1.0 0.0 6.4 6.2
2013–14 MZT Skopje Aerodrom 7 6 24.9 .449 .455 .750 3.3 1.9 0.6 0.3 8.6 8.3

Domestic leagues[edit]

Season Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 MZT Skopje ABA League 26 29.1 .403 .302 .835 4.1 1.9 1.6 0.3 11.8
2013–14 23 24.0 .399 .286 .772 2.7 1.4 0.7 0.1 9.0
2014–15 5 33.4 .352 .304 .769 2.0 1.6 1.4 0.0 11.0
2015–16 26 29.8 .390 .389 .827 2.7 1.6 0.9 0.2 10.5

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