Luka Žorić

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Luka Žorić
Luka Žorić'13.JPG
Žorić with Fenerbahçe Ülker in December 2013
No. 8 – Cibona Zagreb
Position Center
League ABA League
Croatian League
Champions League
Personal information
Born (1984-11-05) November 5, 1984 (age 32)
Zadar, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Croatian
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2006 / Undrafted
Playing career 1999–present
Career history
1999–2001 Borik Puntamika
2001–2005 Cibona
2001–2002 Zabok
2002–2003 Karlovac
2003–2004 Dubrava
2004–2005 Braunschweig
2005 Dubrovnik
2005–2006 Union Olimpija
2005–2006 → Postojnska jama
2006 Dubrovnik
2006–2007 Šibenka
2007–2008 Cibona
2008 Zabok
2008–2011 Zagreb
2011–2013 Unicaja Málaga
2013–2015 Fenerbahçe Ülker
2015–2016 Cedevita
2016 Sevilla
2017–present Cibona
Career highlights and awards

Luka Žorić (born November 5, 1984) is a Croatian professional basketball player who plays for Cibona of the Croatian League and ABA League. Standing at 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m), he plays at the center position.

Professional career[edit]

In March 2011, Žorić received the award for Most Valuable Player of the NLB Adriatic League while playing for KK Zagreb.[1]

On June 9, 2011, Žorić signed a three-year contract with the Spanish team Unicaja Málaga.[2] On July 26, 2013, Žorić signed a three-year contract with Fenerbahçe Ülker.[3][4] Unicaja received 850,000 euros of buyout from Fenerbahçe, as he was still under contract.[5]

On July 28, 2015, Žorić returned to Croatia and signed with Cedevita for the 2015–16 season.[6]

On August 10, 2016, he signed with Spanish club Baloncesto Sevilla.[7] On November 22, 2016, he parted ways with Sevilla.[8] On January 5, 2017, he returned to his former club Cibona for the rest of the season.[9] On July 8, 2017, he re-signed with Cibona.[10]

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
2005–06 Union Olimpija 2 0 3.0 .000 .000 .000 .5 .0 .0 .0 .0 -2.5
2007–08 Cibona 4 1 7.0 .600 .000 .000 .5 .0 .0 .0 1.5 -.3
2011–12 Unicaja 16 14 23.7 .525 .000 .683 6.1 .8 .5 .9 11.7 13.7
2012–13 24 22 23.4 .562 .000 .758 5.3 .8 .3 1.0 12.4 13.8
2013–14 Fenerbahçe 24 7 18.9 .556 .000 .769 3.6 .2 .2 .6 8.3 7.0
2014–15 23 1 13.0 .542 .000 .682 2.9 .4 .1 .5 5.8 6.3
Career 93 45 18.6 .548 .000 .726 4.1 .5 .2 .7 8.8 9.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luka Žorić MVP lige". hrsport.net (in Croatian). 17 March 2011. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Unicaja lands big man Zoric for three years". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Fenerbahçe Ülker sign Neman Bjelica, Luka Zoric and Linas Kleiza". Sportando.net. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bjelica, Zoric ve Kleiza için imza töreni". fenerbahce.or (in Turkish). Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Fenerbahce increased the offer to buyout [sic] Zoric's contract to €850.000". sportando.net. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Cedevita lands experienced forward Zoric". Euroleague.net. 28 July 2015. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "Baloncesto Sevilla lands Luka Zoric". Sportando.com. 10 August 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Luka Zoric, Real Betis Energia Plus part ways". Sportando.com. 22 November 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2016. 
  9. ^ "Luka Zoric has signed with Cibona Zagreb". Sportando.com. 5 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "KK Cibona Zagreb keeps Luka Zoric and Marin Rozic". Sportando.com. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017. 

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