Nikola Dragović

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Nikola Dragović
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Dragović with Spartak in March 2011.
No. 1 – ASVEL
Position Power forward
League LNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1987-12-20) December 20, 1987 (age 29)
Titograd, SR Montenegro, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
Listed weight 105 kg (231 lb)
Career information
College UCLA (2006–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Playing career 2005–present
Career history
2005–2006 Avala Ada / Mega
2010–2012 Spartak Saint Petersburg
2012–2014 Scandone Avellino
2014–2015 Igokea
2015 Lukoil Academic
2015 Mitteldeutscher
2016 Vanoli Cremona
2016–present ASVEL

Nikola Dragović (born December 20, 1987) is a Serbian professional basketball player for ASVEL Basket of the LNB Pro A. He played college basketball at UCLA.

Career[edit]

Dragović grew up with KK Avala Ada (today Mega Basket) juniors and made his debut with senior team during the 2005–06 season. From 2006 to 2010 he played college basketball at UCLA.

In 2010, he signed for Spartak St. Petersburg and he stayed there till the end of 2011–12 season when his contract has expired and the team decided not to prolong it. The forward struggled with injuries throughout the 2011–12 season missing bigger part of the games.

In August 2012, he signed with Italian team Sidigas Avellino.[1] In August 2013, he re-signed with them for one more season.[2]

In September 2014, he signed a one-year deal with Igokea.[3] On February 4, 2015, he left Igokea.[4] Later that month, he signed with Lukoil Academic of the Bulgarian League for the rest of the season.[5]

In November 2015, he signed with the German club Mitteldeutscher BC of the Basketball Bundesliga for the rest of the season.[6] On January 3, 2016, he left Mitteldeutscher and signed with Vanoli Cremona of the Italian Serie A for the rest of the season.[7]

On July 5, 2016, he signed with French club ASVEL Basket.[8]

Serbian national team[edit]

Dragović has been member of the Serbia national basketball team U-16, U-18 and U-20 National Team, won the gold medal at the 2003 European U-16 Championship in Spain, won the gold medal at the 2005 European -18 Championship at Serbia, won the gold medal at the 2006 European U-20 Championship in Nova Gorica. Dragović was also a member of the team that represented Serbia at the 2011 Summer Universiade in Shenzhen, finishing as the gold medal winners.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sidigas Avellino officially signs Nikola Dragovic". Sportando.net. 12 August 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Air Avellino keeps Dragovic for another season". Eurobasket.com. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "KK Igokea signs Nikola Dragovic". Sportando.com. 24 September 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Dragović no longer at Igokea". Abaliga.com. 4 February 2015. Archived from the original on February 4, 2015. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Лукойл Академик взе нов център". sportonline.bg (in Bulgarian). 14 February 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Nikola Dragovic signs with MBC". Sportando.com. 23 November 2015. Retrieved 26 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Nikola Dragovic e’ un giocatore della Vanoli Cremona". Vanolibasket.com (in Italian). 3 January 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Nikola Dragovic signs with ASVEL". Sportando.com. 5 July 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 

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