Krešimir Lončar

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Krešimir Lončar
Presentació de Loncar - 15.jpeg
Lončar in 2014
No. 11 – s.Oliver Würzburg
Position Power forward / Center
League Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1983-02-12) February 12, 1983 (age 34)
Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Croatian
Listed height 6 ft 10.75 in (2.10 m)
Listed weight 251 lb (114 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Playing career 1999–present
Career history
1999–2000 KK Split
2000–2002 DJK s.Oliver Würzburg
2002–2003 Benetton Treviso
2003–2004 Teramo
2004–2006 Kyiv
2006–2008 Lokomotiv Rostov
2008–2010 UNICS Kazan
2010–2014 Khimki
2014–2015 Valencia
2015–2016 Alba Berlin
2016–present s.Oliver Würzburg
Career highlights and awards

Krešimir Lončar (born February 12, 1983) is a Croatian professional basketball player for s.Oliver Würzburg of the Basketball Bundesliga. Standing at 2.10 m (6 ft 10 12 in), he plays both the power forward and center positions.

Professional career[edit]

Lončar, playing for Khimki in 2011

In July 2008, Lončar signed a two-year contract with UNICS Kazan.[1] With UNICS he won the Russian Cup in 2009 and was also named the MVP.[2] UNICS Kazan ended up third in the 2009–10 Russian Superleague season.

In June 2010, he signed a two-year-deal with BC Khimki.[3] In his first season with BC Khimki he was selected to play the All Star Game 2011.[4] In April 2011, BC Khimki won the championship of VTB United League and Krešimir was voted the best power forward of the tournament.[5] In June 2012, he extended his contract with Khimki for two more seasons.[6]

On 2 July 2014, he signed a two-year deal with Valencia Basket.[7] He left Valencia after one season.[8]

On October 1, 2015, he signed a one-year contract with the German team Alba Berlin.[9]

On June 29, 2016, Lončar signed a two-year deal with s.Oliver Baskets.[10]

Croatian national team[edit]

Lončar was also a member of the Croatian national basketball team. With them he played at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and the Eurobasket 2009 in Poland.

Both at the Olympics and the Eurobasket Croatia ended up sixth. Therefore they are directly qualified for the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey where Lončar was also part of the Croatian national team.

Video gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Unics inks center Kresimir Loncar". Eurocupbasketball.com. 27 July 2008. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Unics beat Dynamo for Russian Cup trophy". Sportando.com. 22 February 2009. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Kresimir Loncar and Alexey Savrasenko are BC Khimki players". bckhimki.ru. 12 July 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Four BC Khimki players will take part in All-Star BEKO PBL Game". bckhimki.ru. 22 March 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  5. ^ ""Khimki" – is the Champion of VTB United League!". vtb-league.com. 24 April 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Khimki extends Monya, Loncar and Planinic". Sportando.com. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Valencia adds veteran big man Loncar". Euroleague.net. 2 July 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Valencia parts ways with Kresimir Loncar and Pablo Aguilar". Sportando.com. 16 June 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "Kroatischer Big Man Kresimir Loncar komplettiert ALBA-Kader". albaberlin.de (in German). 1 October 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Nach 14 Jahren: Kresimir Loncar kommt nach Hause". soliver-baskets.de (in German). 29 June 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 

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