Luka Žorić

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Luka Žorić
Luka Žorić'13.JPG
Žorić with Fenerbahçe Ülker in December 2013
Free agent
PositionCenter
Personal information
Born (1984-11-05) November 5, 1984 (age 34)
Zadar, SR Croatia,
SFR Yugoslavia
NationalityCroatian
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2006 / Undrafted
Playing career1999–present
Career history
1999–2001Borik Puntamika
2001–2005Cibona
2001–2002Zabok
2002–2003Karlovac
2003–2004Dubrava
2004–2005Braunschweig
2005Dubrovnik
2005–2006Union Olimpija
2005–2006→ Postojnska jama
2006Dubrovnik
2006–2007Šibenka
2007–2008Cibona
2008Zabok
2008–2011Zagreb
2011–2013Unicaja Málaga
2013–2015Fenerbahçe Ülker
2015–2016Cedevita
2016Sevilla
2017–2018Cibona
Career highlights and awards

Luka Žorić (born November 5, 1984) is a Croatian professional basketball player who last played 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
2015–16 Cedevita 16 0 13.0 .438 .000 .909 2.1 .6 .3 .3 5.3 3.8
Career 109 45 ? .537 .000 .742 3.8 .5 .3 .6 8.3 ?

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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