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Damir Mršić (born 25 October 1970) is a retired Bosnian professional basketball player.[1] He also holds Turkish citizenship, under the name Demir Kaan, since 2003.[2] He is one of Fenerbahçe's legendary club players, and was mostly known for his supreme three-point shooting ability.

Damir Mršić
Personal information
Born (1970-10-25) 25 October 1970 (age 48)
Tuzla, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalityBosnian / Turkish
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
NBA draft1992 / Undrafted
Playing career1989–2010
PositionShooting guard
Career history
1989–1992Sloboda Dita
1992–1995KK Split
1995–1997Netaş
1997–2001Troy Pilsner/Tuborg Izmir
2001–2002Fenerbahçe
2002–2003UNICS Kazan
2003–2004Dynamo Moscow
2004–2010Fenerbahçe
Career highlights and awards

Professional careerEdit

Mršić started his club career playing with the Sloboda Dita Tuzla youth team. He became a professional in 1989, and played three years with Sloboda Dita Tuzla. In 1992, he transferred to KK Split, where he won the Croatian Cup, in 1993 and 1994.

In 1995, he transferred to the Turkish club Netaş, where he spent two years. After that, he spent 4 years at Tuborg İzmir, where he made a big impression in the Turkish League. Turkish giants Fenerbahçe Istanbul signed him for one year in 2001.

After his Fenerbahçe experience, he moved to Russia to play with UNICS Kazan, where he won the Russian Cup. The next year, he played with Dynamo Moscow. In 2004, he moved back to Turkey, to Fenerbahçe İstanbul, which was going to merge with Ülkerspor at the time, and become Fenerbahçe Ülker. He spent 6 years there, and then retired.

National team careerEdit

Mršić was a member of the senior Bosnia and Herzegovina national basketball team. With Bosnia, he played at the 2001 EuroBasket, the 2003 EuroBasket, and the 2005 EuroBasket.[3]

Awards and accomplishmentsEdit

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IndividualEdit

Career statisticsEdit

Domestic leaguesEdit

Season Team League GP MPG 2P% 3P% FT% RPG APG PPG
1997–98 Tuborg TBL Regular Season 20 36.3 .598 .449 .852 3.2 4.5 18.7
TBL Playoffs 3 38.3 .429 .346 .700 3.3 4.0 15.3
1998–99 Tuborg TBL Regular Season 26 39.4 .599 .381 .789 3.2 4.4 22.7
TBL Playoffs 3 40.0 .556 .429 1.000 4.0 4.0 24.0
1999–00 Troy TBL Regular Season 26 38.4 .569 .417 .854 2.6 4.8 22.8
TBL Playoffs 7 39.4 .533 .462 .917 4.2 5.4 21.9
2000–01 Troy TBL Regular Season 25 38.5 .518 .368 .822 3.1 7.8 21.2
TBL Playoffs 1 28.0 .667 .333 .600 1.0 9.0 14.0
2001–02 Fenerbahçe TBL Regular Season 20 39.2 .549 .349 .902 3.4 4.3 21.1
TBL Playoffs 5 39.8 .522 .422 .889 3.0 3.8 25.8
2002–03 UNICS Kazan Russian Championship 24 --- .607 .440 .762 1.3 1.7 8.1
2003–04 Dynamo Moscow Russian Championship 34 --- .444 .423 .850 1.9 3.2 13.4
2004–05 Fenerbahçe TBL Regular Season 25 37.4 .488 .413 .795 3.0 4.5 20.2
TBL Playoffs 7 38.3 .568 .413 .688 2.3 4.6 20.3
2005–06 Fenerbahçe TBL Regular Season 28 34.7 .546 .429 .789 1.8 4.6 18.5
TBL Playoffs 2 35.5 .000 .471 1.000 3.0 3.0 15.0
2006–07 Fenerbahçe Ülker TBL Regular Season 30 24.5 .521 .443 .800 1.6 2.1 11.6
TBL Playoffs 9 18.6 .429 .413 .917 1.3 1.4 8.2
2007–08 Fenerbahçe Ülker TBL Regular Season 28 19.4 .533 .442 .828 1.0 1.9 8.4
TBL Playoffs 10 21.4 .417 .360 .885 2.0 1.6 8.7
2008–09 Fenerbahçe Ülker TBL Regular Season 28 19.3 .688 .416 .846 1.4 2.3 7.9
TBL Playoffs 11 18.5 .500 .391 .857 1.0 1.2 6.6
2009–10 Fenerbahçe Ülker TBL Regular Season 22 16.6 .412 .392 .821 1.0 1.0 6.3
TBL Playoffs 8 10.1 1.000 .263 .000 0.3 0.1 2.1

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