Stefan Marković

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Stefan Marković
Stefan Markovic.jpg
Marković with Serbia in 2013
No. 9 – Zenit Saint Petersburg
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League VTB United League
Eurocup
Personal information
Born (1988-04-25) April 25, 1988 (age 28)
Belgrade, SR Serbia,
SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 1.99 m (6 ft 6 12 in)
Listed weight 98 kg (216 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Playing career 2005–present
Career history
2005–2006 Atlas
2006–2010 Hemofarm
2010–2011 Benetton Treviso
2011–2013 Valencia
2013–2014 Banvit
2014–2016 Unicaja
2016–present Zenit Saint Petersburg

Stefan Marković (Serbian: Стефан Марковић, born April 25, 1988) is a Serbian professional basketball player for Zenit Saint Petersburg of the VTB United League. He also represented the Serbia national basketball team internationally. He is a 1.99 m (6 ft 6½ in) tall point guard-shooting guard.

Professional career[edit]

Marković began his professional career with KK Atlas. From 2006 to 2010 he was member of Hemofarm. Season 2010–11 he spent in Italy playing with Benetton Treviso.

In June 2011 he signed a two-years plus an option for a third one contract with Power Electronics Valencia in Spain.[1] In July 2013, negotiations for new contract fell apart and he became a free agent.[2] In October 2013, he signed a one-year deal with Banvit.[3] On June 27, 2014, Marković signed a two-year deal with Unicaja.[4][5]

On August 13, 2016, Marković signed a one-year deal with Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg.[6]

Serbian national team[edit]

Marković played with the senior Serbian national basketball team at the EuroBasket 2009, where he won the silver medal. He has been a member of the Serbian national team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship where Serbia was defeated by Lithuania in the game for the bronze medal. He was capped once more for the national team of Serbia at the EuroBasket 2011 in Lithuania where Serbia finished 8th.

Marković represented the national basketball at the EuroBasket 2013. He was also a member of the Serbian national basketball team that won the silver medal at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup under new head coach Aleksandar Đorđević.

He also represented Serbia at the EuroBasket 2015.[7] In the first phase of the tournament, Serbia dominated in the toughest Group B with 5-0 record, and then eliminated Finland and Czech Republic in the round of 16 and quarterfinal game, respectively. However, they were stopped in the semifinal game by Lithuania with 67–64,[8] and eventually lost to the host team France in the bronze-medal game with 81–68.[9] Over 9 tournament games, Marković averaged 5.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game on 39.1% shooting from the field.[10]

After winning silver medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Marković announced his retirement from the national team. A fan favorite, he was considered by both fans and teammates as one of the carriers in the Serbian team, because of his defensive IQ and his veteran leadership. Miloš Teodosić, who played alongside Marković since their junior careers, has said that "the team will lose a lot with him gone. He was the soul of the team! I hope there is still a chance for him to reconsider his retirement." Marković ended his national team career with an excellent all around performance on the Olympics, also being a key player in a tight quarter-finals win against Croatia.

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]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2014–15 Unicaja 21 16 18.9 .341 .279 .667 2.4 3.4 .7 .0 4.0 5.2
2015–16 10 6 22.3 .314 .208 .818 2.1 4.9 .5 .0 3.6 7.0
Career 31 22 20.0 .333 .254 .714 2.3 3.9 .6 .0 3.9 5.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ PE Valencia announces Stefan Markovic
  2. ^ "Negotiations between Stefan Markovic and Valencia fall apart". Sportando. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Marković potpisao za Banvit". Novosti.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Stefan Markovic completa la pareja de bases del Unicaja". unicajabaloncesto.com (in Spanish). June 27, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Unicaja hires Eurocup assists king Markovic". Euroleague.net. June 27, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Stefan Markovic signs with Zenit". Sportando.com. 13 August 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "AMBITIOUS SERBIA UNVEIL POWERFUL 12-MAN SQUAD". eurobasket2015.org. 2 September 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "LITHUANIA END SERBIAN STREAK, RETURN TO FINAL". eurobasket2015.org. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "FRANCE REWARD HOME SUPPORT WITH BRONZE". eurobasket2015.org. 20 September 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  10. ^ "Player profile: Stefan Markovic". eurobasket2015.org. FIBA Europe. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 

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