Ana Dabović

Ana Dabović (Serbian Cyrillic: Ана Дабовић; born August 18, 1989) is a Serbian professional basketball player for the BLMA of the French Ligue 1 and EuroLeague Women. Standing at 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in), she plays at the shooting guard position. She also represents the Serbian national basketball team.

Ana Dabović
Ana Dabović Fenerbahçe Women's Basketball vs BC Nadezhda Orenburg EuroLeague Women 20171011.jpg
Ana Dabović in 2017
No. 23 – BLMA
PositionShooting guard
LeagueLigue Féminine de Basketball
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1989-08-18) August 18, 1989 (age 32)
Herceg Novi, Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian
Listed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight157 lb (71 kg)
Career information
WNBA draft2011 / Undrafted
Playing career2005–present
Career history
2005–2007Herceg Novi
2007–2008Flamurtari Vlorë
2008–2009Herceg Novi
2009–2010Aris Thessaloniki
2010–2011Dynamo Novosibirsk
2011–2012Wisla Can Pack
2012–2013TED Ankara WBC
2013–2014Dynamo Moscow
2014–2015OGM Ormanspor
20152016Los Angeles Sparks
2015–2016Yakın Doğu Üniversitesi
2016–2017Dynamo Moscow
2017–2018Fenerbahçe Istanbul
2018Los Angeles Sparks
2018-2019BLMA
2019-2020Tango Bourges Basket
2020-presentBLMA
Career highlights and awards
Stats at WNBA.com

Since 17 April 2015 to October 2016, she was a president of ŽKK Vojvodina.[1]

Club careerEdit

Dabović began her professional career in WBC Herceg Novi, playing there from 2005 until 2007. She then signed with the Albanian team Flamurtari Vlore for the 2007–08 season, only to return a year later to Herceg Novi. In the following years she played for several foreign teams, including Greek WBC Aris, Russian WBC Dynamo Novosibirsk, Polish Wisła Kraków and Turkish TED Ankara Kolejliler.

In April 2013, she signed with Dynamo Moscow in the Russian Women's Basketball Premier League.[2] She later played for Ormanspor in the Turkish Women's Basketball League.[3] Dabović would play for Yakın Doğu Üniversitesi in 2015 of the Turkish Women's Basketball League. In 2016, Dabović once again played for Dynamo Moscow. In 2017, Dabović signed with Fenerbahçe.[4]

WNBA careerEdit

Dabović entered the 2009 WNBA Draft but went undrafted. She would play the next 6 years overseas before being signed to a WNBA team. On February 18, 2015, Dabović signed a contract with the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA.[5] On July 8, 2015, she made the WNBA debut for the Sparks, scoring 2 points in 8 minutes of action against the San Antonio Stars.[6] Despite some limited minutes in the beginning of her stint with the Sparks, her role in the team increased over the time. Over 24 regular-season games, she averaged 8.8 points, 1.9 assists and 1.6 rebounds on 44.6% shooting from the field. For such performances, she was selected into the 2015 WNBA All-Rookie Team.[7] In 2016, Dabović won her first WNBA championship with the Sparks as they defeated the Minnesota Lynx 3-2 in the finals.

On February 1, 2018, Dabović signed a contract to return to the Los Angeles Sparks for the 2018 WNBA season.[8]

International careerEdit

She represented Serbian national basketball team at the EuroBasket 2015 in Budapest where they won the gold medal, and qualified for the 2016 Olympics, first in the history for the Serbian team.[9] On August 20, 2016 the Serbian team played for bronzed medal against France and won 70:63. This is the first medal Serbian women basketball team won in the Olympics.

Personal lifeEdit

FamilyEdit

Her father is basketball coach Milan Dabović and her mother is Nevenka Dabović, former handball player. Ana has an older brother Milan, who is an active basketball player, and two older sisters, Jelica, a former basketball player, and Milica, a former basketball player.[10]

RelationshipsEdit

Since 2013, she was in a relationship with the former mayor of Belgrade and president of Basketball Federation of Serbia, Dragan Đilas.[11] The couple separated at the end of 2014.[12]

WNBA statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game  RPG  Rebounds per game
 APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game  BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game
 TO  Turnovers per game  FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 Bold  Career high ° League leader
Denotes seasons in which Dabović won a WNBA championship

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PPG
2015 Los Angeles 24 8 22.1 .446 .333 .808 1.6 1.9 .8 .0 1.5 8.8
2016 Los Angeles 22 0 10.7 .370 .158 .759 .8 1.3 .5 .0 .8 3.0
Career 2 years, 1 team 46 8 16.7 .427 .291 .790 1.2 1.6 .7 .0 1.2 6.0

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PPG
2015 Los Angeles 3 0 19.6 .500 .714 .714 1.7 3.7 .3 .0 .3 11.7
2016 Los Angeles 6 0 8.0 .071 .143 1.000 .3 2.0 .1 .0 .6 0.8
Career 2 years, 1 team 9 0 11.9 .324 .429 .750 0.8 2.6 .2 .0 .6 4.4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Najlepša srpska košarkašica koja igra u WNBA postala predsednik Vojvodine! at telegraf.rs (in Serbian)
  2. ^ "Dynamo Moscow sign Ana Dabovic". lovewomensbasketball.com. 2013-04-26. Archived from the original on 2013-06-30. Retrieved 2013-06-23.
  3. ^ "Ormanspor signs Serbian guard Ana Dabovic and Dutch forward Chatilla van Grinsven". lovewomensbasketball.com. 17 June 2014. Archived from the original on 25 June 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  4. ^ Ana Dabovic (ex Dynamo M.) joins Fenerbahce
  5. ^ "SPARKS SIGN SERBIAN GUARD ANA DABOVIC". wnba.com. 18 February 2015. Archived from the original on 18 February 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Robinson, San Antonio beat Los Angeles 70–63". wnba.com. 8 July 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Storm's Jewell Loyd Headlines 2015 WNBA All-Rookie Team". wnba.com. 24 September 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Los Angeles Sparks Sign Ana Dabovic and Karlie Samuelson". wnba.sparks.com. February 1, 2018. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  9. ^ "Serbia women win EuroBasket title, gain first Olympics berth". espn.go.com. Associated Press. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  10. ^ "SAGA O KOŠARKAŠKOJ DINASTIJI DABOVIĆ". kosmagazin.com. Associated Press. 3 June 2016. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  11. ^ "LJUBAV U MOSKVI: Đilas u vezi s košarkašicom Anom Dabović!". kurir.rs (in Serbian). 13 November 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  12. ^ "Ana Dabović: U ljubavi često promašujem". story.rs (in Serbian). 7 March 2015. Archived from the original on 1 July 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.

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