Manuchar Markoishvili

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Manuchar Markoishvili
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Markoishvili with Galatasaray, in October 2013.
Free agent
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1986-11-17) November 17, 1986 (age 30)
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, USSR
Nationality Georgian
Listed height 6 ft 5.75 in (1.97 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Playing career 2000–present
Career history
2000–2002 Batumi
2002–2004 Benetton Treviso
2004 Mitteldeutscher
2004–2007 Union Olimpija
2007–2009 Kiev
2009–2013 Pallacanestro Cantù
2013–2014 Galatasaray
2014–2015 CSKA Moscow
2015–2016 Darüşşafaka
Career highlights and awards

Manuchar "Manu" Markoishvili (Georgian: მანუჩარ მარკოიშვილი, born November 17, 1986) is a Georgian professional basketball player who last played for Darüşşafaka of the Turkish Basketball Super League.

Early career[edit]

Markoishvili as a young basketball player was very talented, and he turned into a professional basketball player in Georgia before he graduated from high school. He played for Basco Batumi in the 2001–02 season. In Basco, he distinguished himself, even though he was the youngest player of the team.

Professional career[edit]

Markoishvili was scouted and recruited by the Italian League club Benetton Treviso in 2003. In 2004, he was loaned to Mitteldeutscher of the German League for the season, and with them he won the FIBA Europe Cup.

In 2004, he moved to the Slovenian club Olimpija Ljubljana. He entered the 2007 NBA Draft, but he went undrafted. In 2007, he was transferred to the Ukrainian League club BC Kiev. From 2009 to 2013, he played with Pallacanestro Cantù of the Italian League.

On January 29, 2013, Markoishvili signed with the Turkish team Galatasaray, for the rest of the 2013–14 season.[1]

On July 11, 2014, Markoishvili signed a two-year contract with the Russian team CSKA Moscow.[2] In his first season with the team, CSKA Moscow won the 2014–15 VTB United League season, after eliminating Khimki, with a 3–0 series sweep in the league's playoff finals.[3] On July 24, 2015, he parted ways with CSKA.[4]

On August 20, 2015, he signed with the Turkish club Darüşşafaka, of the BSL.[5]

Georgian national team[edit]

Markoishvili is a member of the senior men's Georgian national basketball team. With Georgia's senior national team, he played at EuroBasket 2011 and EuroBasket 2013.

Personal life[edit]

His father, Nugzar Markoishvili, is a retired professional basketball player, who currently is a basketball coach at Tbilisi State University. Markoishvili's brother, Giorgi, is also a professional basketball player in Georgia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GALATASARAY MEDICAL PARK grabs Markoishvili". Eurocupbasketball.com. January 29, 2013. Archived from the original on April 12, 2013. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Manu Markoishvili joined CSKA". cskabasket.com. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "CSKA wins championship!". vtb-league.com. 8 June 2015. Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Manu Markoishvili to move to the other team". cskabasket.com. 24 July 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Fireworks in Istanbul: Darussafaka Dogus sign Manuchar Markoishvili". Sportando.com. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 

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