Sandro Nicević

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Sandro Nicević
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Nicević with Beşiktaş.
No. 10 – Orlandina Basket
Position Center
League LBA
Personal information
Born (1976-06-16) June 16, 1976 (age 41)
Pula, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Croatian
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
Playing career 1994–present
Career history
1994–1995 Gradine Pula
1995–1996 Franck Zagreb
1996–1997 Benston Zagreb
1997–2001 Cibona Zagreb
2001 Olimpija Ljubljana
2001–2004 Le Mans
2004–2005 AEK Athens
2005–2006 Unicaja Málaga
2006–2007 Le Mans
2007–2008 Beşiktaş
2008–2011 Benetton Basket
2011–2012 Sutor Montegranaro
2013 Treviso Basket
2013 Cibona Zagreb
2013–present Orlandina Basket
Career highlights and awards

Sandro Nicević (born June 16, 1976 in Pula, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Croatian professional basketball player, currently playing for Orlandina Basket in the Italian Serie A.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Nicević started playing basketball at his hometown club Gradine Pula. Soon he attracted interest of Croatian powerhouse Cibona Zagreb. After two seasons at Cibona's feeder teams Franck and Benston, Nicević joined Cibona's first squad and become crucial team member. In 2001 Nicević left Cibona starting his tour all around Europe, playing in Slovenia (Olimpija), France (Le Mans), Greece (AEK), Spain (Málaga), Turkey (Beşiktaş) and Italy (Treviso and Montegranaro).

After initially retiring in 2012, Nicević reactivated his career to help his former clubs. First in January 2013 he played one promotion game for Treviso, his former club that went to lower Italian league after main sponsor Benetton family withdrew from it. In February 2013 it was revealed that Nicević signed for Cibona, his former club facing financial troubles. In his first game with Cibona he scored a buzzer beater in Croatian Cup final against Cedevita.

In July 2013 Nicević accepted offer from Italian second division side Orlandina Basket.

Croatian national team[edit]

Nicević has been a member of the Croatian national basketball team. He played at the EuroBasket 1997, the EuroBasket 2003, the 2008 Olympics, and the EuroBasket 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sandro Nicević se vratio u Italiju, Mario Stojić u Njemačku". Sportnet. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 

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