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Adam Wójcik (20 April 1970 – 26 August 2017) was a Polish professional basketball player. He was known as one of the all-time greats in Polish basketball. He is the second all-time leading scorer of the Polish Basketball League, with 10,087 points scored.

Adam Wójcik
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Adam Wójcik in 2012
Personal information
Born(1970-04-20)20 April 1970
Oława, Poland
Died26 August 2017(2017-08-26) (aged 47)
Wrocław, Poland
NationalityPolish
Listed height2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
Listed weight110 kg (243 lb)
Career information
NBA draft1992 / Undrafted
Playing career1987–2012
PositionPower forward / Center
Number10
Career history
1987–1994Gwardia Wrocław
1994–1995Znic Pruszków
1995–1996Bobry Bytom
1996Oostende
1996–1997Spirou Charleroi
1997–2001Śląsk Wrocław
2001–2002Peristeri
2002–2003Unicaja Malaga
2003–2004Śląsk Wrocław
2004–2007Prokom Trefl Sopot
2007–2008Orlandina Basket
2008–2009PBG Basket Poznań
2009–2010Turów Zgorzelec
2010–2011WKK Wrocław
2011–2012Śląsk Wrocław
Career highlights and awards

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Professional careerEdit

On club level, he played in his native Poland, and also in Belgium, Greece, Italy and Spain. He is second in the all-time list of games played in the Polish League, with a total of 651, and points scored, with 10,087 points.

He was a three-time Polish League MVP, and also the finals MVP in 1998, 2001, and 2005. He won eight Polish League championships, two Polish Cups, and he was also a Belgian League champion, in 1997.

Wojcik made his EuroLeague debut in 2001, with Peristeri of Greece, the first of his six consecutive seasons in the competition. In his debut season, 2001–02, he was the EuroLeague's eighth-best scorer, with 18.4 points per game. Next, he made one-year stops at Unicaja Malaga and Śląsk Wrocław, before spending three seasons in a row with Prokom Trefl Sopot, and leading the team to the EuroLeague Top 16 twice. He finished his EuroLeague career with a 10.8 points per game scoring average, for a total of 1,030 points, over 95 games. He subsequently played one season in the second tier level EuroCup, in the 2009–10 season, with Turów Zgorzelec of Poland. He retired in 2012.

National team careerEdit

With the senior Polish national basketball team, Wojcik played in 149 games, the second most in the Polish national team's history, and he scored 1,821 points. He played at four EuroBasket's - 1991, 1997, 2007, and 2009.

DeathEdit

On 26 August 2017, Wojcik died at the age of 47, of leukemia.[1]

Awards and accomplishmentsEdit

Club careerEdit

Individual awardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Polish basketball legend Adam Wojcik dies at 47". Sportando.com. Retrieved 28 August 2017.

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