Predrag Samardžiski

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Predrag Samardžiski
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Samardžiski with MZT Skopje in 2015
No. 55 – Mega Leks
Position Center
League ABA League
Basketball League of Serbia
Champions League
Personal information
Born (1986-04-11) April 11, 1986 (age 31)
Skopje, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Macedonian
Listed height 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in)
Listed weight 275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2008 / Undrafted
Playing career 2004–present
Career history
2004–2005 Partizan
2005–2010 FMP
2010–2011 Olin Edirne
2011–2013 Lietuvos rytas
2013 Crvena zvezda
2013–2014 Mersin BB
2014 TED Ankara Kolejliler
2014–2015 MZT Skopje Aerodrom
2015 Mega Leks
2015–2016 Tüyap Büyükçekmece
2017–present Mega Leks
Career highlights and awards

Predrag Samardžiski (Macedonian: Предраг Самарџиски; born April 11, 1986) is a Macedonian professional basketball player for Mega Leks of the ABA League and the Basketball League of Serbia.

Professional career[edit]

Samardžiski started his career at KK Partizan in the 2001–02 season. He then played with KK FMP for five years (2005–2010). In August 2010, he signed for Olin Edirne of Turkey. In May 2011 he signed with BC Lietuvos Rytas in Lithuania.[1]

In January 2013 he returned to Adriatic league by signing a contract with Crvena zvezda until the end of 2012–13 season.[2] On Jule 1, 2013, he signed with Mersin Büyükşehir Belediyesi.[3] In July 2014, he signed with TED Ankara Kolejliler.[4] On 10 December 2014 he signed a release agreement with TED Ankara and became a free agent.[5] On 18 December 2014 he signed with MZT Aerodrom.[6][7]

In September, 2015, he signed a short-term contract with Mega Leks.[8] On November 10, 2015, he left Mega and signed with the Turkish club Tüyap Büyükçekmece for the rest of the season.[9]

On January 19, 2017, Samardžiski returned to Mega Leks, signing a contract for the rest of the 2016–17 season.[10]

International career[edit]

Samardžiski plays for the Macedonian national team. He was a member of the team at the EuroBasket 2009 and he was also a key member of team that reached the semi-finals at the EuroBasket 2011, averaging 5.8 points per game throughout the tournament and ending up among the top ten shot blockers. On the 21 July, Samardžiski was named the new captain of the Macedonian national team, after the withdrawal of Pero Antić.

Main flaws[edit]

Before the EuroBasket 2011, Samardžiski's greatest flaw was considered to be his inability to dunk, despite him being 2.14 metres (7 ft 0 in) tall. However, in the semi-finals against Spain, where he replaced the injured Todor Gečevski as starting center, he dunked the ball twice against Spanish centers Pau and Mark Gasol. Samardžiski had a memorable game, scoring 12 points, his highest total in the tournament, and adding five rebounds.

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]

[11]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2004–05 Partizan 11 4 13.3 .440 .000 .250 2.9 0.5 0.8 0.4 2.5 0.9
2005–06 Partizan 2 0 3.0 .000 .000 .000 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012–13 Lietuvos rytas 10 8 15.3 .457 .000 .563 3.3 0.5 0.2 0.9 5.1 3.9
Career 23 12 13.2 .438 .000 .389 3.0 0.4 0.5 0.6 3.4 2.1

Eurocup statistics[edit]

[12]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2005–06 FMP 9 2 12.7 .600 .000 .550 2.7 0.8 0.3 0.8 3.9 6.1
2006–07 FMP 15 5 18.2 .614 .000 .545 5.4 0.8 1.3 0.6 6.3 9.7
2007–08 FMP 8 7 24.0 .596 .1000 .694 7.0 1.3 1.1 0.6 11.8 15.6
2008–08 FMP 6 2 20.0 .585 .000 .525 6.5 0.3 0.8 1.3 11.5 15.2
2011–12 Lietuvos rytas 14 1 15.5 .651 .000 .600 4.5 0.9 0.8 0.7 5.3 8.7
2012–13 Crvena zvezda 3 2 15.0 .267 .000 .1000 4.3 0.7 0.3 0.3 4.0 3.0
Career 55 19 17.4 .589 .500 .592 5.0 0.8 0.9 0.7 6.9 9.9

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