Aleksandar Čubrilo

Aleksandar Čubrilo (born November 25, 1975) is a former Serbian professional basketball player.

Aleksandar Čubrilo
Personal information
Born (1975-11-25) November 25, 1975 (age 45)
Zadar, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian
Listed height2.07 m (6 ft 9 in)
Listed weight100 kg (220 lb)
Career information
NBA draft1997 / Undrafted
Playing career1993–2007
PositionSmall forward / Power forward
Career history
1993–2001Partizan
2001Union Olimpija
2001–2002CSK VVS Samara
2002NIS Vojvodina
2004–2005Avala Ada
2006Radnički Beograd
2006–2007Gießen 46ers

BiographyEdit

Born in Zadar, in today's Croatia. He moved to Belgrade and spent the best years of his playing career in Serbian powerhouse KK Partizan. During his 8-year spell at Partizan, he won three consecutive national championships, four national cups and participated in 1997-98 Euroleague Final Four.[1] In 2001 he left for Slovenian champions Olimpija, but failed to play in single official game. In November the same year he signed for Russian club CSK VVS Samara, and although he played very well the club didn't offer him another contact. He returned to Serbia and signed for Vojvodina. Due to knee injury he didn't play for almost two years, and in 2004 he returned to basketball for a brief spells in a couple of lower league clubs.[2] After playing a minor role in German club Gießen,[3] he ended his career at the age of 32.[4]

Player characteristicsEdit

He could play both small and power forward positions. According to coaches Aíto García Reneses and Sergio Scariolo[5] his main strengths were his speed, great shot from distance and great ease with which he resolved "one on one" attacking situations, but his main drawback was his physical weakness which prevented him from good defensive work. He was often compared with Toni Kukoč because of their similarity in physical and mental appearance.

National teamEdit

Čubrilo was part of the Serbian U-22 national team that won bronze medal on 1997 FIBA World Championship for Men '22 and under' in Melbourne, Australia.[6] Although he was in contention for a spot in senior national team for couple of times, he never represented his country on highest level.

AchievementsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ KK Partizan squads and trophies Archived 2012-09-21 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Aleksandar Cubrilo will play next year for Avala Ada
  3. ^ "Statistics for 2006/07 season". Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2011-11-18.
  4. ^ Nisam promašaj, Press, May 23, 2007
  5. ^ Promašena karijera zbog mekog karaktera, Glas javnosti, March 14, 2006
  6. ^ FR Yugoslavia team roster

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