Blažič in 2016
|No. 9 – FC Barcelona Lassa|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|Born||June 30, 1990|
Jesenice, SR Slovenia,
|Listed height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Listed weight||96 kg (212 lb)|
|NBA draft||2012 / Undrafted|
|2018–present||FC Barcelona Lassa|
|Career highlights and awards|
Jaka Blažič (born June 30, 1990) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for FC Barcelona Lassa of the Liga ACB and the EuroLeague. He also represents the Slovenian national basketball team. Standing at 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in), he plays as a shooting guard/small forward.
Blažič started his professional career in 2007 with Triglav Kranj. From 2009 to 2011 he played with Geoplin Slovan.
Slovenian national team
As a member of the senior men's Slovenian national basketball team, Blažič competed at the EuroBasket 2013 and 2014 FIBA World Cup. He also represented Slovenia at the EuroBasket 2015 where they were eliminated by Latvia in eighth finals.
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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.
In the early morning hours of Saturday, 4 October 2014, twenty-four-year-old 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‰. 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.
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- "CRVENA ZVEZDA adds Blazic". Euroleague.net. Archived from the original on July 7, 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
- "JAKA HVALA TI ZA SVE I SREĆNO!". kkcrvenazvezda.rs (in Serbian). 14 September 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
- "Jaka Blazic joins Baskonia for the next three seasons - Saski Baskonia". Saski Baskonia. 15 September 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
- "¡Gracias por todo, Jaka Blazic! - Saski Baskonia". Saski Baskonia (in Spanish). 3 July 2017. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
- "Arriba Jaka BLAZIC". bca.ad (in Spanish). 16 July 2017. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
- "Jaka Blazic: An intense and physical presence for Barça Lassa | FC Barcelona". FC Barcelona. 9 August 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
- "SLOVENIA MAKE LAST CUT BEFORE ZAGREB TRIP". 3 September 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
- "STRELNIEKS STEERS LATVIA INTO LAST EIGHT". eurobasket2015.org. 12 September 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
- Zvezda kaznila Blažiča zbog izazivanja saobraćajnog udesa: Izvinjavam se taksisti, klubu i navijačima;Vecernje novosti, 4 October 2014
- Blažič se izvinio za saobraćajnu nezgodu, Zvezda ga kaznila sa dve plate;Blic, 4 October 2014
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