Vladimir Štimac

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Vladimir Štimac
Vladimir Štimac.JPG
Štimac with Unicaja Málaga in 2013
No. 15 – Beşiktaş
Position Center
League Turkish Basketball Super League
Champions League
Personal information
Born (1987-08-25) August 25, 1987 (age 29)
Belgrade, SR Serbia,
SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in)
Listed weight 116 kg (256 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Playing career 2004–present
Career history
2004–2005 Beovuk 72
2005–2006 Žalgiris-Arvydas Sabonis school
2006–2007 Žalgiris Kaunas
2007–2008 Valmiera
2008–2010 Crvena zvezda
2010–2011 Ventspils
2011 ČEZ Nymburk
2011–2012 Olin Edirne Basket
2012–2013 Banvit
2013–2014 Unicaja Málaga
2014–2015 Bayern Munich
2015 Estudiantes
2015–2016 Crvena zvezda
2016–present Beşiktaş
Career highlights and awards

Vladimir Štimac (Serbian: Владимир Штимац, born August 25, 1987) is a Serbian professional basketball player for Beşiktaş of the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL). He also represented the Serbian national team internationally. Standing at 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in), he plays the center position.

Professional career[edit]

Vladimir grew up with KK Beovuk 72 youth team, and later spent two years in Lithuania and one in Latvia before returning to Serbia. During his first season abroad, he played for Lithuanian BC Žalgiris reserves team and managed to make it into the first team for the next season. In order to get a chance to play as a first team regular, he was allowed to spend his third SEB BBL year with Latvian side SK Valmiera, where he was with no doubt the best player in the 2007–08 season.

He played for the Orlando Magic in the Orlando Pro Summer League in 2010.[1] In September 2010, he signed with the Latvian team BK Ventspils, but was released two months later.[2] In November 2010, he signed a contract for the remainder of the season with ČEZ Nymburk.[3]

In July 2011, he signed a one-year contract with Olin Edirne Basket.[4] In 30 games of Turkish League, he averaged 14.8 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. For the 2012–13 season he moved to Banvit.[5]

In September 2013, he signed a 1+1 contract with the Spanish club Unicaja Málaga.[6] In June 2014, he left Unicaja.[7][8]

In August 2014, he signed a one-year deal with Bayern Munich.[9]

On October 2, 2015, he signed a preliminary agreement with the Spanish team Estudiantes.[10] On October 27, 2015, he returned to Crvena zvezda signing a contract for the rest of the season.[11]

On August 31, 2016, Štimac signed with Turkish club Beşiktaş for the 2016–17 season.[12]

Serbian national team[edit]

He managed to win a 2007 U20 European Championship gold medal as a member of the Serbian U20 National Team 2007.

Štimac represented the Serbian national basketball team at the EuroBasket 2013. He was a member of the Serbian national basketball team that won the silver medal at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

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
2006–07 Žalgiris 2 1 18.0 .600 .000 .333 4.0 .5 .0 .0 4.0 6.5
2013–14 Unicaja 23 4 17.2 .603 .000 .524 5.1 .6 .3 .4 7.6 9.9
2014–15 Bayern 10 2 15.3 .542 .333 .667 4.1 .6 .2 .2 6.9 7.8
2015–16 Crvena zvezda 25 0 14.6 .550 .000 .594 5.0 .5 .3 .2 6.9 9.2
Career 60 7 15.8 .572 .167 .574 4.8 .6 .3 .3 7.1 9.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ NBA Summer League Rosters – Orlando
  2. ^ Ventspils releases Vladimir Stimac
  3. ^ CEZ NYMBURK nabs Stimac at center
  4. ^ Olin Edirne lands big man Vladimir Stimac
  5. ^ Vladimir Štimac moves to Banvit
  6. ^ "UNICAJA completes frontcourt with Stimac". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Vladimir Stimac left Unicaja". Eurobasket.com. Jun 22, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  8. ^ "B92: Vladimir Štimac slobodan igrač" (in Serbian). B92.net. June 21, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  9. ^ "FC Bayern Munich adds big men Stimac and Jagla". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "Principio de acuerdo con el pívot serbio Vladimir Stimac". clubestudiantes.com (in Spanish). 2 October 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Vladimir Štimac ponovo u Crvenoj zvezdi!". kkcrvenazvezda.rs (in Serbian). 27 October 2015. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "Vladimir Stimac Beşiktaş Sompo Japan'da". bjk.com.tr (in Turkish). 31 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 

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