Vlado Janković

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Vlado Janković
Vladimiros Giankovits.jpg
Janković with Panathinaikos in 2014
No. 11 – AEK Athens
PositionSmall forward
LeagueGreek Basket League
BCL
Personal information
Born (1990-03-03) March 3, 1990 (age 29)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalityGreek / Serbian
Listed height6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m)
Listed weight222 lb (101 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2012 / Undrafted
Playing career2007–present
Career history
2007–2008Panionios
2008–2009Mega
2009–2013Panionios
2013–2016Panathinaikos
2016–2017Valencia
2016–2017Aris
2017–2018Andorra
2018–2019Holargos
2019–presentAEK Athens
Career highlights and awards

Vladimir "Vlado" Janković[1] (Greek: Βλαδίμηρος "Βλάντο" Γιάνκοβιτς, Vladimiros "Vlanto" Giankovits, Serbian: Владимир "Владо" Јанковић; born March 3, 1990) is a Greek-Serbian professional basketball player for AEK Athens of the Greek Basket League and the Basketball Champions League. Standing at 2.02 m (6 ft 7 ​12 in), he plays as a small forward. He is the son of the late Serbian professional basketball player, Boban Janković.

Early life[edit]

Janković was born March 3, 1990, in Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia. He is the son of the famous late Serbian professional basketball player Boban Janković, who was tragically paralyzed during a Greek Basket League playoff game between Panionios and Panathinaikos in 1993.[2]

Janković moved to Greece with his family at the age of two, when his father, Boban, joined the Greek club Panionios for the 1992–93 season.

Professional career[edit]

Janković began his professional career with the Greek Basket League club Panionios in 2007. In 2008, he moved to the Serbian club Mega, on loan from Panionios. He then returned to Panionios in 2009.

On 20 June 2013, Janković joined the Greek club Panathinaikos. He was announced as a new player of Panathinaikos, for the following three years, along with his Panionios teammate Nikos Pappas.[3] During his second season at the club, he switched his jersey number from 16 to 8.

Janković played in the 2016 NBA Summer League, with the Summer League squad of the New Orleans Pelicans.[4]

On August 3, 2016, Janković signed with the Spanish Liga ACB club Valencia.[5] On October 31, 2016, he was loaned to the Greek club Aris Thessaloniki, for the rest of the season.[6]

On July 20, 2017, Janković signed with Andorra.[7] He spent the entire Greek League 2018–19 season with Holargos, averaging 13.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. On November 11, 2019, Janković signed a seven-month (2+5) contract with the Greek club AEK Athens.

National team career[edit]

Greek junior national team[edit]

Janković won the gold medal at the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, while playing with the junior Greek national basketball team. Janković also won the silver medal at the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Cup and the gold medal at the 2009 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. He also won the silver medal at the 2010 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship with Greece's junior national team.

Greek senior national team[edit]

Janković became a member of the senior men's Greek national basketball team in 2013, when he was invited to train with the team during its preparation phase before the EuroBasket 2013.

Personal life[edit]

Janković speaks Greek, Serbian, and English fluently. In Greece, he is known by the name of Vladimiros "Vlanto" Giankovits (Βλαδίμηρος "Βλάντο" Γιάνκοβιτς).

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
2013–14 Panathinaikos 17 1 3.6 .250 .250 .500 .6 .2 .2 .1 .6 .4
2014–15 Panathinaikos 27 27 26.3 .370 .333 .741 3.7 2.1 1.1 .2 8.3 8.6
2015–16 Panathinaikos 22 7 15.7 .528 .400 .536 2.5 1.4 .5 .1 5.7 6.2
Career 66 35 16.9 .412 .347 .663 2.5 1.4 .7 .1 5.4 5.7

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Pro career[edit]

References[edit]

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