Krunoslav Simon

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Krunoslav Simon
Estudiantes vs Unicaja Málaga - Krunoslav Simon y Daniel Clark - 01.jpg
Simon (right) with Unicaja
No. 44 – Anadolu Efes
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League Turkish Super League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1985-06-24) June 24, 1985 (age 32)
Zagreb, SR Croatia,
SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Croatian
Listed height 6 ft 5.56 in (1.97 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Playing career 2002–present
Career history
2002–2012 Zagreb
2012–2013 Unicaja Málaga
2013–2015 Lokomotiv Kuban
2015–2017 Emporio Armani Milano
2017–present Anadolu Efes
Career highlights and awards

Krunoslav "Kruno" Simon (born June 24, 1985) is a Croatian professional basketball player for Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball Super League and the EuroLeague. He also represents the Croatian national basketball team internationally.

Professional career[edit]

After spending his youth years in KK Maksimir and KK Zrinjevac, Simon joined KK Zagreb in 1998, and he played there until 2012, when he signed with Unicaja Málaga of the Spanish League. On June 25, 2013, Simon signed a two-year deal with Lokomotiv Kuban.[1]

On July 22, 2015, Simon signed a one-year contract with the Italian club EA7 Emporio Armani Milano.[2] On July 11, 2016, he signed a two-year contract extension with Milano.[3]

On July 9, 2017, Simon signed a two-year (1+1) contract with the Turkish club Anadolu Efes.[4]

International career[edit]

Simon debuted for the senior Croatian national basketball team at the EuroBasket 2011. He also represented Croatia at the EuroBasket 2013, the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, and the EuroBasket 2015,[5] where they were eliminated in the eighth finals by the Czech Republic.[6] During the EuroBasket 2015, Simon was arguably the best player of the Croatian team, as he averaged 13.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game, over 6 tournament games, while also shooting 54.2% from the field.[7]

He also played at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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 Zagreb 10 10 30.2 .429 .295 .962 4.6 2.5 .7 .0 13.4 12.6
2012–13 Unicaja 22 17 24.9 .391 .380 .885 3.3 2.5 .4 .1 10.0 8.8
2013–14 Lokomotiv 23 14 25.0 .422 .351 .800 3.3 2.6 1.0 .3 10.6 11.6
2015–16 Milano 10 4 26.5 .444 .271 .704 4.0 2.8 .6 .3 10.7 9.3
2016-17 Milano 21 9 27.4 .521 .370 .875 3.6 3.9 1.0 .2 11.0 12.7
Career 55 41 25.9 .413 .353 .864 3.5 2.5 .7 .2 10.9 10.7

National team[edit]

Year Competition GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011 FIBA EuroBasket 5 5 23.0 .450 .267 .625 3.6 1.8 .6 .0 9.0
2013 FIBA EuroBasket 11 11 23.8 .461 .447 .786 3.8 2.1 .1 .2 9.3
2014 FIBA World Cup 6 6 28.2 .333 .367 .750 4.2 2.3 1.0 .5 9.5
2015 FIBA EuroBasket 6 6 24.5 .542 .542 .850 4.7 3.7 .8 .0 13.7
2016 Olympic Games 6 6 25.5 .294 .333 1.000 5.3 4.3 .8 .0 8.8
Career

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lokomotiv Kuban signs Krunoslav Simon". Sportando.net. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "EA7 Milan tabs experienced swingman Simon". Euroleague.net. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Olimpia Milano signs Krunoslav Simon to a contract extension". Sportando.com. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Efes adds crafty swingman Simon". Euroleague.net. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "CROATIA UNVEIL AMBITIOUS EUROBASKET SQUAD". eurobasket2015.org. 4 September 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "CZECHS MAKE FIRST QUARTER-FINAL TRIP". .eurobasket2015.org. 13 September 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "Krunoslav Simon". FIBA Europe. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 

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