Dragan Milosavljević

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Dragan Milosavljević
Dragan Milosavljević - Mzt - partizan 27.10 (178).jpg
Milosavljević with Partizan in October 2013
No. 21 – Alba Berlin
Position Shooting guard
League Basketball Bundesliga
Eurocup
Personal information
Born (1989-05-11) May 11, 1989 (age 27)
Kruševac, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Listed weight 91 kg (201 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Playing career 2006–present
Career history
2006–2009 Napredak
2009–2010 Radnički Kragujevac
2010–2015 Partizan
2015–present Alba Berlin
Career highlights and awards

Dragan Milosavljević (Serbian Cyrillic: Драган Милосављевић; born May 11, 1989) is a Serbian professional basketball player who plays for Alba Berlin of the Basketball Bundesliga. He also represents the Serbian national basketball team. Standing at 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m), he plays the shooting guard position.

Professional career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Milosavljević began his career in Napredak Kruševac where he played until 2009. He was signed by Radnički Kragujevac in 2009. He stayed there for one season, playing in the Serbian League and ABA League. In the ABA League, he averaged 10.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game for Radnički.

Partizan Belgrade[edit]

On June 28, 2010, he signed a three-year deal with Partizan Belgrade.[1] In his first season in Partizan, he won the Adriatic League, Serbian League and Radivoj Korać Cup. In the Euroleague, Milosavljević averaged 4.2 points and 1.9 rebounds per game, while in the ABA League he averaged 6.9 points and 3 rebounds per game.

In his second season, Milosavlijevic helped his club to defend titles in Serbian League and Radivoj Korać Cup. In the 2011–12 Euroleague season, he averaged 8.2 points and 3.7 rebounds in 10 games of group stage. In the 2011–12 Adriatic League season, Milosavljević averaged 8.3 points and 3.6 rebounds over 27 games. On July 4, 2012, he extended his contract for two more seasons with Partizan.[2]

Next season, Milosavljević won the Serbian League for the third time and he was named the MVP of the finals. In the 2012–13 Euroleague, he scored a career-high of 9.9 points per game. In the Adriatic League he helped his team to return the title after one-year break averaging 6.8 points and 3.2 rebounds per game.

Despite some financial difficulties the club was facing in the summer of 2013, Dragan Milosavljevic decided to stay with Partizan Belgrade.[3] Then, after departure of team captain Vladimir Lučić, he became the next team captain.[4] Along with Léo Westermann and Bogdan Bogdanović he was supposed to lead the backcourt of Partizan in the upcoming season. In a second game of the 2013–14 Euroleague season against JSF Nanterre, he scored 26 points, while also pulling down 6 rebounds, to help his team win by huge margin.[5] In the Euroleague game against Maccabi Tel Aviv on January 24, he has torn ACL on his right knee, which sidelined him for the remainder of the season.[6] He was expected to return on court in six to eight months.[7][8] In his first season as captain of Partizan, he averaged career-high 12.1 points and 3.7 rebounds per game in the 2013–14 Euroleague, while also averaging 12.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 17 games of the 2013–14 Adriatic League season.

On August 5, 2014, Milosavljević extended his contract for one more season with the club.[9] In December 2014, he returned on the court after ten months of absence due to the injury.[10] The rest of the season, he averaged 11 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1 assist over ABA League 20 games.

Alba Berlin[edit]

On June 25, 2015, Milosavljević signed a two-year contract with the German club Alba Berlin.[11] On October 1, he debuted for the team in 74–54 win over ratiopharm Ulm in Round 1 of the German League; he had 5 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.[12]

Serbian national team[edit]

The Serbian national team head coach Dušan Ivković called Milosavljević for the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey, but he didn't manage to make the final roster.[13]

He represented Serbia for the first time at the EuroBasket 2015 under head coach Aleksandar Đorđević.[14] In the first phase of the tournament, Serbia dominated in the toughest Group B with 5-0 record, and then eliminated Finland and Czech Republic in the round of 16 and quarterfinal game, respectively. However, they were stopped in the semifinal game by Lithuania with 67–64,[15] and eventually lost to the host team France in the bronze-medal game with 81–68.[16] Over 7 tournament games played, Milosavljević saw very little playing time, mostly being used by head coach as a defensive task specialist.[17]

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.

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2010–11 Partizan 16 6 19.0 .381 .222 .650 1.9 .8 .6 .1 4.2 1.3
2011–12 10 10 28.9 .333 .239 .810 3.7 1.4 .6 .6 8.2 5.9
2012–13 10 7 26.5 .522 .273 .724 2.8 1.2 .9 .4 9.9 9.2
2013–14 14 13 32.0 .435 .344 .667 3.7 1.6 .9 .3 12.1 9.7
Career 50 36 26.1 .419 .283 .710 3.0 1.3 .8 .3 8.4 6.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Milosavljević u crno-belom dresu!". kkpartizan.rs (in Serbian). 28 June 2010. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Dragan Milosavljevic extended contract with Partizan Belgrade". Sportando. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Dragan Milosavljevic to stay with Partizan, Nemanja Gordic to leave". Sportando. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Gagi Milosavljević novi kapiten Partizana!". telegraf.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Partizan shines at both ends in routing Nanterre". Euroleague.net. 25 October 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Partizan NIS losses Milosavljevic". euroleague.net. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "KRAJ SEZONE ZA KAPITENA CRNO-BELIH: Milosavljević povredio prednje ukrštene ligamente". kurir-info.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Gagi: Najmanje 6 meseci van terena". b92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Nastavak saradnje sa kapitenom Milosavljevićem". kkpartizan.rs (in Serbian). 5 August 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  10. ^ Nikolić, Dušan. "Milosavljević igra protiv Hapoela: Imam veću tremu nego obično". sportal.rs (in Serbian) (2 December 2014). Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  11. ^ Buchholz, Jan (25 June 2015). "Partizan-Kapitän Dragan Milosavljevic erster Neuzugang". albaberlin.de (in German). Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  12. ^ "Will Cherry führt ALBA BERLIN zum Auftaktsieg / 74:54-Heimerfolg gegen Ulm". beko-bbl.de (in German). 1 October 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  13. ^ "Milosavljević otpao, u Tursku ide 13 igrača" (in Serbian). mondo.rs. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  14. ^ "AMBITIOUS SERBIA UNVEIL POWERFUL 12-MAN SQUAD". eurobasket2015.org. 2 September 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
  15. ^ "LITHUANIA END SERBIAN STREAK, RETURN TO FINAL". eurobasket2015.org. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  16. ^ "FRANCE REWARD HOME SUPPORT WITH BRONZE". eurobasket2015.org. 20 September 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  17. ^ "Plyer profile: Dragan Milosavljevic". eurobasket2015.org. FIBA Europe. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 

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