Paunić with Nizhny Novgorod in March 2011.
|No. 31 – Baloncesto Fuenlabrada|
January 27, 1987 |
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Listed weight||85 kg (187 lb)|
|NBA draft||2009 / Undrafted|
|2005–2006||→ Mega Ishrana|
|2013||Lagun Aro GBC|
|Career highlights and awards|
Ivan Paunić (Serbian Cyrillic: Иван Паунић; born January 27, 1987) is a Serbian professional basketball player who plays for Baloncesto Fuenlabrada of the Liga ACB. He also represented the Serbian national basketball team internationally.
Paunić began playing basketball at a professional level in the Adriatic League when he was a teenager, beginning with Serbian club Partizan in the 2004–05 season. He spent next season on loan at Mega Ishrana and Mornar. In 2006 he was sent to Vojvodina Srbijagas as part of transfer in exchange for Milenko Tepić. He spent two seasons in Vojvodina, and then in 2008 went to Oostende. In December 2009 he goes to Greece and signed with Aris Thessaloniki.
In July 2012, Paunić signed with the Ukrainian side Azovmash. He left them in December 2012. Couple days later he signed with Lagun Aro GBC till the end of the season. On September 25, 2013, he signed a one-year deal with Baloncesto Fuenlabrada.
On August 25, 2015, he returned to Baloncesto Fuenlabrada.
Serbian national team
Paunić was a member of the Serbian national team that competed at the EuroBasket 2009 in Poland and won the silver medal. He played at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey where Serbia was fourth, and at the EuroBasket 2011 in Lithuania where Serbia finished eight of 24 teams.
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- "Llega Ivan Paunic y cierra la plantilla del Fuenlabrada". baloncestofuenlabrada.com. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
- "Ivan Paunic joins BC Astana". Eurobasket.com. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
- "Paunić u Budućnosti, debituje protiv Partizana!". Mondo.rs (in Serbian). 18 December 2014. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
- "Fuenlabrada brings back Ivan Paunic". Sportando.com. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
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