Vraneš taking on Milko Bjelica during an Euroleague game in January 2010
January 30, 1983 |
Pljevlja, SR Montenegro, SFR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||2.29 m (7 ft 6 in)|
|Listed weight||135 kg (298 lb)|
|NBA draft||2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39th overall|
|Selected by the New York Knicks|
|2004||Portland Trail Blazers|
|2011–2012||Petrochimi Bandar Imam|
|2013–2014||Zob Ahan Isfahan|
|2015||Petrochimi Bandar Imam|
|2015–2016||Ayandez Sazan Tehran|
|Career highlights and awards|
Slavko Vraneš (pronounced [slǎːvkɔ̝ vrâne̞ːʃ]; born January 30, 1983) is a Montenegrin professional basketball player who last played for Ayandez Sazan Tehran of the Iranian Super League. He also represented the Montenegrin national basketball team in the international competitions. Standing at exactly 2.29 m (7 ft 6 in), he is one of the tallest players in the world.
Vraneš started playing basketball in the Serbian club FMP Železnik. Still a junior, he was snapped up by the Turkish club Tofaş for the 2000–01 season. Then he moved to Efes Pilsen. Unable to adjust, he returned to his native country in January 2002, where he played for Budućnost Podgorica until the summer of 2003.
Vraneš was selected by the National Basketball Association's New York Knicks in the second round of the 2003 NBA Draft. He was waived by the Knicks in December 2003. In early January 2004, he signed a ten-day contract with Portland Trail Blazers. Before his contract expired, he played one game in the 2003–04 NBA season.
After that, he played briefly for Crvena zvezda. From 2004 to 2007, he played with Budućnost Podgorica for the second time in his career. In October 2007, he signed a three-year contract with Partizan Belgrade.
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- Partizan inks giant Slavko Vranes
- Slavko Vranes moves to Sanaye Petroshimi BC in Iran
- "BC Zob Ahan signs giant Slavko Vranes". Sportando.net. Retrieved 25 October 2013.
- Slavko Vranes moves to Metalac
- Slavko Vranes leaves Metalac
- Metalac bez Vraneša, otišao u Iran (Serbian)