Gašper Vidmar

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Gašper Vidmar
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Vidmar in 2016
No. 14 – Banvit
Position Center
League BSL
Champions League
Personal information
Born (1987-09-14) September 14, 1987 (age 31)
Ljubljana, SR Slovenia,
SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Slovenian
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Playing career 2003–present
Career history
2003–2005 Jance STZ
2005–2007 Geoplin Slovan
2007–2014 Fenerbahçe
2009–2010Union Olimpija
2014–2015 Darüşşafaka
2015–present Banvit
Career highlights and awards

Gašper Vidmar (born September 14, 1987) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for Banvit of the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL). He is 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) tall and plays the center position.

Professional career[edit]

Vidmar played in youth categories of Geoplin Slovan in Slovenia. He made his professional debut with Jance STZ in the Slovenian minors during the 2003–04 season; in 2005, he returned to Slovan.

In 2007, Vidmar signed a multi-year deal with the Turkish club Fenerbahçe. On September 8, 2009, he was loaned to Union Olimpija of his native Slovenia for the 2009–10 season;[1] on April 2, 2010, he returned to Fenerbahçe.[2]

On July 11, 2012, he was loaned to Beşiktaş for the 2012–13 season.[3]

For the 2013–14 season he returned to Fenerbahçe, but suffered a season-ending injury in early February 2014.[4][5][6] In October 2014, he signed with Darüşşafaka for the 2014–15 season.[7]

In July 2015, Vidmar joined the New Orleans Pelicans for the 2015 NBA Summer League.[8] However, he didn't make the roster and signed with Banvit on July 15, 2015, [9] and extended his contact by another two years on June 28, 2017.[10]

Slovenian national team[edit]

He was a Slovenia national team player and played over 100 times. He has been with national team in EuroBasket 2007, 2010 FIBA World Championship, and in EuroBasket 2017, when Slovenia came in 1st place.


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