Uroš Tripković

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Uroš Tripković
Tripković & Lypovyy.jpg
Tripković playing defense on Oleksandr Lypovyy with the Serbian national team in August 2011.
Personal information
Born (1986-09-11) September 11, 1986 (age 30)
Čačak, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2008 / Undrafted
Playing career 2002–2014
Position Shooting guard
Number 11, 10, 4
Career history
2002–2009 Partizan
2009–2010 DKV Joventut
2010–2012 Unicaja Málaga
2012 CB Valladolid
2012–2013 Fenerbahçe Ülker
2013–2014 Vanoli Cremona
Career highlights and awards

Uroš Tripković (Serbian Cyrillic: Урош Трипковић; born September 11, 1986) is a Serbian former professional basketball player. He represented the Serbian national basketball team internationally. Standing at 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m), he played as a shooting guard and was known as a good 3-point shooter.

Player profile[edit]

Tripković is a skilled guard and a prolific 3-point shooter. He is considered by many to be one of the best young guards in Europe. He is a natural scorer with a great release on his jump shots and very good shooting mechanics. He is also an excellent free throw shooter. He played the point guard position when he was younger, but now considers shooting guard as his main position.

Professional career[edit]

Tripković began his career with Borac Cacak, professional career in 2002 with KK Partizan. In 2009, he moved to the Liga ACB side DKV Joventut.[1] In August 2010, he moved to Unicaja Málaga.[2] On January 5, 2012, he parted ways with the club and became free agent.[3]

In September 2012, after more than half year of not playing for anyone, Tripković started talks with the Italian club Virtus Bologna, but few days after negotiations have been broken down.[4][5] Finally, he signed a contract with the Spanish club CB Valladolid.[6] In December 2012, he moved to Turkey and signed a 1.5 year contract with Fenerbahçe Ülker.[7] However he left Fenerbahçe at the end of the season.

On October 30, 2013, he signed a one-year deal with the Italian team Vanoli Cremona.[8] After he suffered a season-ending injury, Cremona decided to part ways with him in January 2014.[9]

On October 8, 2014, Tripković announced his retirement from the professional basketball, due to the injuries he suffered over the last few seasons.[10]

Euroleague 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.

Led the league
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2002–03 Partizan 3 0 1.7 .000 .000 .000 .3 .0 .0 .0 .0 - .7
2003–04 Partizan 1 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 2.0 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2004–05 Partizan 14 7 26.2 .362 .355 .969 1.3 1.4 1.0 .0 10.7 4.7
2005–06 Partizan 12 11 28.3 .336 .286 .650 1.3 1.9 1.3 .1 10.3 3.3
2006–07 Partizan 19 14 25.1 .385 .347 .794 2.1 1.2 1.0 .0 10.0 4.6
2007–08 Partizan 23 9 18.8 .363 .314 .783 1.8 1.0 .2 .0 7.1 1.7
2008–09 Partizan 19 2 23.3 .359 .387 .811 1.7 .7 .4 .0 10.1 4.1
2010–11 Unicaja 15 4 17.9 .413 .397 .917 1.5 1.1 .7 .0 8.1 5.4
2012–13 Fenerbahçe 7 1 10.8 .346 .429 1.000 .7 .7 .4 .0 4.3 1.3
Career 113 48 21.3 .367 .349 .829 1.6 1.1 .7 .0 8.6 3.5

Serbian national team[edit]

Tripković has been a member of the senior men's Serbia and Montenegro national basketball team at the 2006 FIBA World Championship. After missing the EuroBasket 2007 due to injuries, he won the silver medal at the EuroBasket 2009 with the Serbian national basketball team. He skipped the 2010 FIBA World Championship due to foot injury.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DKV JOVENTUT inks Uros Tripkovic". Eurocupbasketball.com. 29 July 2009. Archived from the original on October 16, 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Unicaja signs Uros Tripkovic". eurocupbasketball.com. 1 August 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Uros Tripkovic and Unicaja Malaga part ways". Sportando. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Claudio Sabatini: 'We are negotiating with Uros Trikpkovic'". Sportando. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Virtus Bologna-Uros Tripkovic, negotiations fell apart". Sportando. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Uros Tripkovic se incorpora al Blancos de Rueda". CB Valladolid. Archived from the original on July 22, 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Uros Tripkovic Joins Fenerbahçe Ülker". Fenerbahçe Web Site. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Vanoli Cremona announced Uros Tripkovic". Sportando.net. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Uros Tripkovic, Vanoli Cremona part ways". Sportando.net. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Serbian guard Uros Tripkovic retires at 28". Sportando.com. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 

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