Filip Bundović

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Filip Bundović
No. 8 – Cibona
PositionPower forward
LeagueCroatian League
ABA League
Personal information
Born (1994-02-16) 16 February 1994 (age 25)
Zagreb, Croatia
NationalityCroatian
Listed height6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2016 / Undrafted
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2011–2015Cedevita
2011–2012Mladost
2012–2013Zabok
2013–2014→ Mladost
2014–2015→ Zabok
2015–2016Mitteldeutscher
2016Estudiantes B
2016–2017Cedevita
2017Zrinjski
2017–2018Šibenik
2018Z-Mobile Prishtina
2018Bandirma Kirmizi
2018–presentCibona
Career highlights and awards

Filip Bundović (born February 16, 1994) is a Croatian professional basketball player currently playing for Cibona of the Croatian League. Standing at 2.02 m, he plays at the power forward position.

Youth career[edit]

Bundović played for the youth selections for his hometown club Cedevita. He first came to attention of the national sports media in 2012 after Cedevita defeated the much favourized Zagreb in the finals of the Croatian junior basketball league. Zagreb's team included Dominik Mavra and future NBA players Dario Šarić and Mario Hezonja, but the Finals MVP award went to Bundović.[1]

Professional career[edit]

He signed his first professional contract with Cedevita, but spent most of his four-year contract playing for the First division Zabok and Second division Mladost. In the fall of 2015, for the first time he went abroad by signing for the German League Mitteldeutscher for whom he played ten matches in which he scored 5.7 points with 2.2 rebounds on average. The second half of the season he spent playing for Estudiantes B. In the Liga EBA he played 13 games and averaged 14.1 points and 5.8 rebounds.[2][3]

In 2017 he returned to his youth club Cedevita where he played for the B team in the Croatian League. In 14 played games he made 13.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in average. In March 2017 he signed for Zrinjski Mostar for the rest of the season.[4] In the Bosnian League he averaged only 3.4 points.

Bundović started the 2017–18 season in Šibenik.[5] Until his departure from Šibenik in the 15 games he played in the Croatian League he made 11.6 points and 4.5 rebounds in an average 16 minutes spent on court. In March 2018 he left Šibenik.[6] The rest of the season he spent in Z-Mobile Prishtina of the Kosovo Basketball Superleague. In Prishtina he achieved his most impressive stats: 20.8 ppg and 8.3 rpg.[7]

In September 2018 Bundović signed for Bandirma Kirmizi of the Turkish Basketball First League (second tier).[8] After playing only one game for the Turkish side he moved back to home city, this time to Cibona.[9] In July 2019, Bundović extended his contract with Cibona for another two years.[10]

National team career[edit]

Bundović played for the Croatian national team youth selections. He played for the Croatia national under-16 basketball team at the 2010 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship where his team won the gold medal.[11] He was the team's leader in scoring and rebounds second to Dario Šarić only. He missed the 2012 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship where Croatia won gold again because of an injury.[12] He later played at the 2011 FIBA Under-19 World Championship and 2014 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, winning the 8th and 4th place respectively.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cedeviti naslov, ni sjajni Šarić nije bio dovoljan" (in Croatian). tportal.hr. 20 May 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Nesuđeni 'Cibos' odabrao tursku drugu ligu" (in Croatian). basketball.hr. 7 September 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  3. ^ "24+17 de la perla croata fichada por el Estudiantes" (in Spanish). marca.com. 15 February 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  4. ^ "FOTO/Zrinjski dobio pojačanje iz Cedevite; Bundović potpisao ugovor do kraja sezone" (in Croatian). pogled.ba. 17 March 2017. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Još jedno novo ime na Baldekinu: Filip Bundović novi igrač narančastih" (in Croatian). sibenik.in. 25 August 2017. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Razišli se Bundović i Šibenik; Evo kako je to objasnio sportski direktor "narančastih"" (in Croatian). sibenski.slobodnadalmacija.hr. 7 March 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Bivši narančasti 'rastura' u svom novom klubu" (in Croatian). sibenskiportal.rtl.hr. 21 March 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Bandirma Kirmizi signs Filip Bundovic". eurobasket.com. 7 September 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Cibona pojačala unutarnju liniju - Filip Bundović među Vukovima" (in Croatian). basketball.hr. 19 October 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Filip Bundović produžio vjernost Ciboni na još dvije sezone" (in Croatian). basketball.hr. 4 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Nadmoćno do europskog trona" (in Croatian). zadarskilist.hr. 17 August 2010. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Nakon kadetskog zlata, Šarić i ekipa u lovu i na juniorsko" (in Croatian). crosarka.com. 19 August 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2018.

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