Tomislav Zubčić

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Tomislav Zubčić
Tomislav Zubčić 2010.jpg
Zubčić with Cibona Zagreb in 2010
Trabzonspor
Position Power forward / Center
League Turkish Basketball Super League
Personal information
Born (1990-01-17) January 17, 1990 (age 27)
Zadar, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Croatian
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 56th overall
Selected by the Toronto Raptors
Playing career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2008 KK Rudeš
2008–2013 Cibona Zagreb
2013 Lietuvos rytas
2013–2015 Cedevita Zagreb
2015–2016 Oklahoma City Blue
2016 Avtodor Saratov
2016–2017 Nizhny Novgorod
2017–present Trabzonspor
Career highlights and awards

Tomislav Zubčić (born January 17, 1990) is a Croatian professional basketball player for Trabzonspor of the Turkish Basketball Super League. Standing at 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in), he can play as a power forward or center.

Professional career[edit]

NBA[edit]

On June 28, 2012, Zubčić was selected by the Toronto Raptors with the 56th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft.[1] On June 30, 2015, his rights were traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Luke Ridnour and cash considerations.[2]

On September 17, 2016, the Thunder renounced to Zubčić's draft rights, making him eligible to sign with any NBA team.[3]

Europe[edit]

Zubčić grew up with KK Zadar youth teams and with Cibona Zagreb juniors. He spent the 2007–08 season with KK Rudeš before returning to Cibona for the 2008–09 season. He went on to win three championships with Cibona, departing the club in January 16, 2013 in order to join Lietuvos rytas of the Lithuanian League.[4][5] He played half a season with Lietuvos before returning to Croatia for the 2013–14 season, signing with Cedevita Zagreb in September 27, 2013.[6] He played for Cedevita until October 2015, leaving the club after appearing in just nine games to begin the 2015–16 season.[7]

D-League[edit]

On December 24, 2015, Zubčić was acquired by the Oklahoma City Blue, the Thunder's D-League affiliate.[8] He made his debut the next day in a 99–84 loss to the Sioux Falls Skyforce.[9]

Return to Europe[edit]

On September 29, 2016, Zubčić signed a one-month contract with Russian club Avtodor Saratov.[10]

On December 2, 2016, he signed with Russian club Nizhny Novgorod for the rest of the season.[11]

On July 28, 2017, he signed with Turkish club Trabzonspor.[12]

National team career[edit]

Zubčić won the bronze medal at the 2008 Junior European Championship. He later won a second bronze medal at the 2009 U-19 World Championship in New Zealand.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NBA draft: Raptors use first-round selection on swingman Terrence Ross". NationalPost.com. June 28, 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Thunder Acquires Trade Exception and Tomislav Zubcic". NBA.com. June 30, 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015. 
  3. ^ Horne, Erik (September 18, 2016). "Thunder renounces rights to forward Tomislav Zubcic". NewsOK.com. The Oklahoman. Retrieved September 24, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Tomislav Zubcic, Cibona Zagreb part ways". Sportando.com. January 16, 2013. Retrieved January 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Lietuvos Rytas announced Tomislav Zubcic". Sportando.com. January 16, 2013. Retrieved January 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Tomislav Zubcic signs with Cedevita Zagreb". Sportando.com. September 27, 2013. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Tomislav Zubčić izbačen iz Cedevite". Sport.hrt.hr (in Croatian). September 27, 2015. Retrieved September 27, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Blue Acquires Tomislav Zubcic". NBA.com. December 24, 2015. Retrieved December 24, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Skyforce Roll Past Blue Christmas Day". NBA.com. December 25, 2015. Retrieved December 25, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Avtodor Saratov inks Tomislav Zubcic". Sportando.com. September 29, 2016. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Nizhny Novgorod inks Tomislav Zubcic". Sportando.com. December 2, 2016. Retrieved December 2, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Trabzonspor inks Tomislav Zubcic". Sportando.com. 28 July 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017. 
  13. ^ "Tomislav Zubčić – ABA player profile". aba-liga.com. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 

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