Edin Atić

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Edin Atić
Edin Atic 2015.jpg
Atić warming up with AEK Athens in 2015.
No. 5 – Mega Bemax
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueBasketball League of Serbia
Adriatic League
Personal information
Born (1997-01-19) January 19, 1997 (age 22)
Bugojno, Bosnia and Herzegovina
NationalityBosnian
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2019 / Undrafted
Playing career2013–present
Career history
2013–2015Spars Sarajevo
2015–2018AEK Athens
2016Spars Sarajevo
2016–2017Trikala Aries
2018–presentMega Bemax
Career highlights and awards

Edin Atić (born January 19, 1997) is a Bosnian professional basketball player who plays for Mega Bemax of the Basketball League of Serbia.. Standing at 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)[1] and weighing 195 lbs.[2] (88 kg), Atić is mainly a shooting guard-small forward, but he can also play as a point forward. He also represents the senior Bosnian national team.

Early life[edit]

Atić was born in Bugojno,[3] Bosnia and Herzegovina. Raised in his native town Donji Vakuf, Atić started playing basketball with Spars Sarajevo. In 2013, he signed with Spars Sarajevo.

Professional career[edit]

Spars Sarajevo[edit]

In 2013, Atić signed a deal with Bosnian club Spars Sarajevo, of the Bosnian Championship. He stayed a member of Spars Sarajevo from 2013 to September 2015, when the Greek club AEK bought his player rights with a transfer fee. In January 2016, he returned to Spars Sarajevo, after AEK loaned him back to the club, for the remainder of the 2015–16 season.

AEK Athens[edit]

On September 1, 2015, Greek club AEK Athens, of the Greek Basket League, confirmed that Atić would join the club from Spars Sarajevo, for a buyout transfer fee amount of €750,000. Atić signed a six-year contract with AEK,[4] that was worth €1.5 million net income.[5] In January 2016, AEK loaned him back to Spars Sarajevo for the rest of the season.[6]

Before the start of the 2016–17 Greek Basket League season, Atić managed to have some very good friendly games, including a 12-point game against the defending EuroLeague champions, CSKA Moscow. Due to this, AEK initially decided to keep him on their roster for the 2016–17 season, rather than loan him to another club again.[7][8]

However, due to FIBA's rules and regulations of the FIBA Champions League, he was ruled ineligible to play in the league, because he was not originally registered for the Greek League as a foreign player in the league's first roster designation period. Due to FIBA Champions League rules, such players cannot play in the league, unlike European-wide leagues like the EuroLeague and EuroCup, where no such limitations exist. As a result of this, AEK decided to loan him to another club for the 2016–17 season.[9] With AEK, he won the Greek Cup's, 2018 edition, and also the FIBA Champions League title. On July 14, 2018, Atić was released by the Greek club.

Trikala Aries[edit]

On November 2, 2016, AEK loaned Atić to the Greek club Trikala Aries, for the remainder of the 2016–17 season.[10] However, after playing with Trikala in 7 games during the 2016–17 Greek Basket League season, his player loan was cancelled, and he returned to AEK.

National team career[edit]

Bosnian junior national team[edit]

Atić played at the 2014 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship with the Bosnian Under-18 junior national team, averaging 16.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game. He also played at the 2015 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, where he led his team in scoring, at 16.0 points per game.[11] He also averaged 7.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game during the tournament.[12] His team finished the tournament in 4th place, and Atić was named to the All-Tournament Team.[13]

He also played at the 2nd-tier level 2016 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship Division B tournament, where he averaged 12.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game.[14]

Bosnian senior national team[edit]

Atić is a member of the senior men's Bosnian national basketball team. With Bosnia, he played at the 2019 FIBA World Cup European qualification.

Career statistics[edit]

Domestic Leagues[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played  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  Bold  Career high     Led the league

Note: Only games in the primary domestic competitions are included. Therefore, games in cup or European competitions are left out.

Year Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Trikala GBL 7 6.4 .357 .167 1.000 1.4 0.4 0.3 0.0 1.9
2017–18 A.E.K. GBL 13 9.5 .520 .300 .571 1.7 1.1 0.2 0.0 2.5
2018–19 Mega Basket ABA 20 19.5 .397 .343 .553 4.9 2.2 1.4 0.3 8.3

FIBA Champions League[edit]

[15]

Denotes seasons in which Atić won the FIBA Champions League
Year Team GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 A.E.K. 7 9.1 .588 .000 .500 1.9 .3 .3 .0 3.0

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Pro career[edit]

Bosnian junior national team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ EDIN ATIC Bosnia and Herzegovina BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Nationality BIH Born 19.01.1997 Place of birth Bugojno (BIH) Height 2.01m.
  2. ^ 2016 Nike Hoop Summit: International Measurements.
  3. ^ EDIN ATIC Bosnia and Herzegovina BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Nationality BIH Born 19.01.1997 Place of birth Bugojno (BIH).
  4. ^ AEK Athens pens scoring prodigy Atic to six-year deal.
  5. ^ Ο ταλαντούχος κύριος Άτιτς (in Greek).
  6. ^ Atic joined Spars Sarajevo.
  7. ^ Edin Atic remains with AEK Athens for the entire season.
  8. ^ Edin Atic remains in AEK B.C.
  9. ^ Φεύγει δανεικός και ο Έντιν Άτιτς από την ΑΕΚ (in Greek).
  10. ^ Δανεικός στα Τρίκαλα ο Ατιτς (in Greek).
  11. ^ BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA ACCUMULATED STATISTICS.
  12. ^ Edin ATIC (BIH) participated in 3 FIBA / FIBA Zones events.
  13. ^ "MVP CHARALAMPOPOULOS HEADLINES ALL-STAR FIVE". Archived from the original on 2015-08-06. Retrieved 2015-08-28.
  14. ^ Bosnia and Herzegovina 7 - Edin Atic.
  15. ^ http://www.championsleague.basketball/17-18/team/AEK#%7Ctab=statistics

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