Nemanja Aleksandrov

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Nemanja Aleksandrov
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Aleksandrov, first from the right, playing with Olimpija in December 2009.
No. 32 – Eisbären Bremerhaven
Position Power forward / Small forward
League Basketball Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1987-04-10) April 10, 1987 (age 29)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 231 lb (105 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Playing career 2002–present
Career history
2002–2006 FMP
2006–2009 Crvena zvezda
2009–2010 Union Olimpija
2010–2011 Scavolini Pesaro
2012–2013 Verviers-Pepinster
2013 Bàsquet Manresa
2013–2016 EWE Baskets Oldenburg
2016 Gaziantep
2016–present Eisbären Bremerhaven
Career highlights and awards

Nemanja Aleksandrov (Serbian Cyrillic: Немања Александров, born April 10, 1987) is a Serbian professional basketball player for Eisbären Bremerhaven of the German Basketball-Bundesliga. He also represented the Serbian national basketball team internationally. He is a 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) tall power forward, but can play as a small forward.

Professional career[edit]

After winning gold and MVP honors at the 2003 U16 European Championships and receiving "young athlete of the year" distinction in Serbia and Montenegro the same year, Aleksandrov was regarded as a future NBA player. He would have a solid pro career, but would not live up to the huge expectations that were placed upon him.[1]

He started his professional basketball career with FMP Belgrade and stayed there until the summer of 2006. He then transferred to Crvena zvezda where he stayed for three seasons, before leaving in the summer of 2009. He signed with Union Olimpija the summer of 2009.

After just a year in Slovenia he left Union because of unpaid salary,[2] so he signed a one-year contract with option to extend with the Italian team Scavolini Pesaro.[3] He spent the whole 2011–12 season working individually with Nenad Trajkovic.

On August 12, 2012, Aleksandrov signed with the Belgian team Verviers-Pepinster.[4][5] In March 2013, he left Pepinster and signed with the Spanish club Bàsquet Manresa for the rest of the season.[6]

In July 2013, German team EWE Baskets Oldenburg announced that they had signed Aleksandrov for two years.[7] On July 8, 2015, he signed a one-year extension with the club.[8]

On October 13, 2016, Aleksandrov signed with the Turkish team Gaziantep Basketbol.[9] On December 20, 2016, he returned to Germany, signing with Basketball-Bundesliga outfit Eisbären Bremerhaven for the rest of the 2016–17 season.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DraftExpress: Nemanja Aleksandrov: The sure-fire #1 pick?". www.draftexpress.com. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  2. ^ "Nemanja Aleksandrov lascia l Union Olimpija". Sportando (in Italian). 
  3. ^ "Pesaro signs Aleksandrov, Collins and Cusin". Sportando. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Nemanja Aleksandrov u Pepinsteru". B92 (in Serbian). Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "VOO Verviers-Pepinster signs Nemanja Aleksandrov". Sportando. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Manresa announced Nemanja Aleksandrov". Sportando. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Aleksandrov komplettiert Kader". ewe-baskets.de (in German). 29 July 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Aleksandrov još godinu dana u Oldenburgu". b92.net (in Serbian). 7 July 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Gaziantep reached an agreement with Nemanja Aleksandrov to replace the injured Haislip". sportando.com. Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  10. ^ Bremerhaven, Eisbären. "Eisbären verpflichten Ex-Oldenburger Nemanja Aleksandrov". Eisbären Bremerhaven. Retrieved 2016-12-21. 

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Awards
Preceded by
Ivan Kolić
(for  Yugoslavia)
Serbia and Montenegro The Best Young Athlete of Serbia and Montenegro
2003
Succeeded by
Simon Vukčević