Jaka Blažič

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Jaka Blažič
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Blažič in 2016
No. 11 – MoraBanc Andorra
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League Liga ACB
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1990-06-30) June 30, 1990 (age 27)
Jesenice, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Slovenian
Listed height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Listed weight 96 kg (212 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 2012 / Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2009 Triglav Kranj
2009–2011 Geoplin Slovan
2011–2013 Union Olimpija
2013–2015 Crvena zvezda
2015–2017 Baskonia
2017–present MoraBanc Andorra
Career highlights and awards

Jaka Blažič (born June 30, 1990) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for MoraBanc Andorra of the Liga ACB. He also represents the Slovenian national basketball team. Standing at 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in), he plays as a small forward.

Professional career[edit]

Blažič with Crvena zvezda.

Blažič started his professional career in 2007 with Triglav Kranj. From 2009 to 2011 he played with Geoplin Slovan.

In July 2011, he signed a three-year deal with Union Olimpija.[1]

On June 18, 2013, Blažič signed a three-year deal with the Serbian team Crvena zvezda.[2] On September 14, 2015, he parted ways with the club.[3]

One day later, on September 15, 2015, he signed a three-year contract with the Spanish team Baskonia.[4] On July 3, 2017, Blažič parted ways with Baskonia.[5]

On July 16, 2017, Blazič signed with MoraBanc Andorra for the 2017–18 season.[6]

Slovenian national team[edit]

As a member of the senior men's Slovenian national basketball team, Blažič competed at the EuroBasket 2013 and World Cup 2014. He also represented Slovenia at the EuroBasket 2015 where they were eliminated by Latvia in eighth finals.[7][8]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  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  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2011–12 Union Olimpija 10 1 14.2 .350 .182 .600 2.4 .4 .2 .0 3.6 2.3
2012–13 10 9 28.3 .373 .278 .731 4.0 1.9 .5 .0 12.4 10.9
2013–14 Crvena zvezda 10 2 19.7 .462 .345 .750 3.5 1.1 .9 .2 10.3 8.8
2014–15 24 10 21.4 .422 .309 .750 2.8 1.0 .5 .1 9.1 5.8
2015–16 Baskonia 29 3 19 .432 .352 .793 3.2 0.6 0.6 0 7.8 6.4
2016–17 Baskonia 33 7 13.9 .405 .387 .56 2.1 0.5 0.5 0 4.7 3.3
Career 83 25 20.3 .416 .316 .75 3.1 0.9 .5 .1 8.5 6.5

Personal life[edit]

Traffic accident[edit]

In the early morning hours of Saturday, 4 October 2014, Blažič was involved in a traffic infraction, slamming his Volkswagen Golf into the back of a taxi vehicle while changing lanes at the corner of Nemanjina and Resavska streets in central Belgrade. No injuries were reported as the traffic patrol administered a breathalyzer test on the 24-year-old basketball player, determining his blood alcohol level was above the legal limit in Serbia of 0.5.[9] Blažič paid the RSD16,000 (~135) fine on the spot and later publicly apologized while his club Crvena zvezda fined him as well by reportedly docking the amount of two monthly salaries from his pay.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UNION OLIMPIJA invests in promising guard Blazic". Euroleague.net. Archived from the original on November 6, 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "CRVENA ZVEZDA adds Blazic". Euroleague.net. Archived from the original on July 7, 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "JAKA HVALA TI ZA SVE I SREĆNO!". kkcrvenazvezda.rs (in Serbian). 14 September 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Jaka Blazic joins Baskonia for the next three seasons - Saski Baskonia". Saski Baskonia. 15 September 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "¡Gracias por todo, Jaka Blazic! - Saski Baskonia". Saski Baskonia (in Spanish). 3 July 2017. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "Arriba Jaka BLAZIC". bca.ad (in Spanish). 16 July 2017. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  7. ^ "SLOVENIA MAKE LAST CUT BEFORE ZAGREB TRIP". 3 September 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "STRELNIEKS STEERS LATVIA INTO LAST EIGHT". eurobasket2015.org. 12 September 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  9. ^ Zvezda kaznila Blažiča zbog izazivanja saobraćajnog udesa: Izvinjavam se taksisti, klubu i navijačima;Vecernje novosti, 4 October 2014
  10. ^ Blažič se izvinio za saobraćajnu nezgodu, Zvezda ga kaznila sa dve plate;Blic, 4 October 2014

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