Brezec in 2009.
|No. 7 – AEK Larnaca|
October 2, 1979 |
Postojna, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)|
|Listed weight||255 lb (116 kg)|
|NBA draft||2000 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27th overall|
|Selected by the Indiana Pacers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Primož Brezec (born October 2, 1979) is a Slovenian professional basketball player who plays for AEK Larnaca of the Cypriot League. He is a 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) tall center. Brezec has played eight seasons in the NBA.
Brezec grew up in Sežana, where he also made his professional debut with the local team Kraski Zidar. During his high school years he was a member of the basketball team and a major star of the ŠKL League, the national high school league. As a professional, he played for the Slovenian Premier A League club Union Olimpija Ljubljana from 1998 until 2001.
Brezec spent the next 7 seasons playing in the NBA in the United States and Canada. He returned to Europe on July 20, 2008, when he signed a 2-year contract with Lottomatica Roma of the Italian league.
On June 18, 2015, he re-signed with AEK Larnaca.
Brezec was chosen by the Indiana Pacers with the 27th overall pick of the 2000 NBA Draft. After he spent three years in Indiana with little playing time, he was picked up in the 2004 NBA Expansion Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats. As the Bobcats' starting center, Brezec averaged career-highs of 13.0 points and 7.4 rebounds per game during the 2004-05 NBA season. He also scored the first points, made the first turnover, and hit the first free-throws in the history of the franchise.
At the 2008 NBA trade deadline, which was on February 21, Brezec, along with cash considerations, was traded to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Juan Dixon. During his Raptors debut, he hit all five of his shots and finished with 11 points, three rebounds and a block in 13 minutes off the bench against the New York Knicks in a February 24 win.
Slovenian national team
Brezec has also been a member of the senior Slovenian national basketball team. With Slovenia's senior national team, he has played at the 2003 FIBA European Championship, the 2005 FIBA European Championship, the 2006 FIBA World Championship, and the 2010 FIBA World Championship.
NBA career statistics
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- Roma signs center Primoz Brezec
- Brezec is moving to Russia
- Lokomotiv Kuban lands center Brezec
- Lokomotiv Kuban waived Primoz Brezec
- Primoz Brezec moves to Nizhny Novgorod
- Primoz Brezec moves to AEK Larnaca
- Primoz Brezec signs with Al Kuwait
- Primoz Brezec returns to AEK Larnaca
- Bobcats acquire Mohammed from Pistons for Brezec, Herrmann.
- Pistons trade 7-footer Brezec to Raptors for Dixon
- Center Brezec returns to NBA, signs contract with 76ers
- "Bucks Acquire Ivey, Brezec from 76ers". NBA.com. 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2010-02-18.
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