Ivan Paunić

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Ivan Paunić
Ivan Paunić at all-star PBL game 2011.JPG
Paunić with Nizhny Novgorod in March 2011.
No. 31 – Baloncesto Fuenlabrada
Position Shooting guard
League Liga ACB
Personal information
Born (1987-01-27) January 27, 1987 (age 30)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Listed weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Playing career 2004–present
Career history
2004–2006 Partizan Belgrade
2005–2006 Mega Ishrana
2006 Mornar
2006–2008 Vojvodina Srbijagas
2008–2009 Base Oostende
2009–2010 Aris
2010–2012 Nizhny Novgorod
2012 Virtus Bologna
2012 Azovmash
2013 Lagun Aro GBC
2013–2014 Baloncesto Fuenlabrada
2014 Astana
2014–2015 Budućnost Podgorica
2015–present Baloncesto Fuenlabrada
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.

Professional career[edit]

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.[1]

In August 2010, Paunić signed with the Russian team BC Nizhny Novgorod where he stayed till April 2012, when he moved to Italy and signed with Virtus Bolgna for the rest of the season.[2]

In July 2012, Paunić signed with the Ukrainian side Azovmash.[3] He left them in December 2012.[4] Couple days later he signed with Lagun Aro GBC till the end of the season.[5] On September 25, 2013, he signed a one-year deal with Baloncesto Fuenlabrada.[6]

On October 30, 2014, he signed with Astana in Kazakhstan.[7] On December 18, 2014, he left Astana and signed with Budućnost Podgorica for the rest of the season.[8]

On August 25, 2015, he returned to Baloncesto Fuenlabrada.[9]

Serbian national team[edit]

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.


  1. ^ "Aris lands Paunic". Sportando.net. 30 December 2009. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Virtus Bologna signs Ivan Paunic". Sportando.net. 22 April 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "AZOVMASH tabs combo guard Paunic". Eurocupbasketball.com. 17 July 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ivan Paunic left Azovmash". Eurobasket.com. 29 December 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ivan Paunic is a newcomer at Lagun Aro Gipuzkoa BC". Eurobasket.com. 4 January 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Llega Ivan Paunic y cierra la plantilla del Fuenlabrada". baloncestofuenlabrada.com. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Ivan Paunic joins BC Astana". Eurobasket.com. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Paunić u Budućnosti, debituje protiv Partizana!". Mondo.rs (in Serbian). 18 December 2014. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Fuenlabrada brings back Ivan Paunic". Sportando.com. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 

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