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.
|No. 23 – BLMA|
|League||Ligue Féminine de Basketball|
|Born||August 18, 1989|
Herceg Novi, Yugoslavia
|Listed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Listed weight||157 lb (71 kg)|
|WNBA draft||2011 / Undrafted|
|2011–2012||Wisla Can Pack|
|2012–2013||TED Ankara WBC|
|2015–2016||Los Angeles Sparks|
|2015–2016||Yakın Doğu Üniversitesi|
|2018||Los Angeles Sparks|
|2019-2020||Tango Bourges Basket|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at WNBA.com|
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. She later played for Ormanspor in the Turkish Women's Basketball League. 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.
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. 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. 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. In 2016, Dabović won her first WNBA championship with the Sparks as they defeated the Minnesota Lynx 3-2 in the finals.
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. 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.
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.
|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|
|Career||2 years, 1 team||46||8||16.7||.427||.291||.790||1.2||1.6||.7||.0||1.2||6.0|
|Career||2 years, 1 team||9||0||11.9||.324||.429||.750||0.8||2.6||.2||.0||.6||4.4|
- Najlepša srpska košarkašica koja igra u WNBA postala predsednik Vojvodine! at telegraf.rs (in Serbian)
- "Dynamo Moscow sign Ana Dabovic". lovewomensbasketball.com. 2013-04-26. Archived from the original on 2013-06-30. Retrieved 2013-06-23.
- "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.
- Ana Dabovic (ex Dynamo M.) joins Fenerbahce
- "SPARKS SIGN SERBIAN GUARD ANA DABOVIC". wnba.com. 18 February 2015. Archived from the original on 18 February 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
- "Robinson, San Antonio beat Los Angeles 70–63". wnba.com. 8 July 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
- "Storm's Jewell Loyd Headlines 2015 WNBA All-Rookie Team". wnba.com. 24 September 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
- "Los Angeles Sparks Sign Ana Dabovic and Karlie Samuelson". wnba.sparks.com. February 1, 2018. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
- "Serbia women win EuroBasket title, gain first Olympics berth". espn.go.com. Associated Press. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
- "SAGA O KOŠARKAŠKOJ DINASTIJI DABOVIĆ". kosmagazin.com. Associated Press. 3 June 2016. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
- "LJUBAV U MOSKVI: Đilas u vezi s košarkašicom Anom Dabović!". kurir.rs (in Serbian). 13 November 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
- "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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