Dušan Ristić

Dušan Ristić (Serbian Cyrillic: Душан Ристић; born November 27, 1995) is a Serbian professional basketball player for Urbas Fuenlabrada of the Liga ACB. He played college basketball for the Arizona Wildcats.

Dušan Ristić
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Ristić with Crvena zvezda in September 2013.
Urbas Fuenlabrada
PositionCenter
LeagueLiga ACB
Personal information
Born (1995-11-27) November 27, 1995 (age 25)
Novi Sad, FR Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian
Listed height2.13 m (7 ft 0 in)
Listed weight112 kg (247 lb)
Career information
High schoolSunrise Christian Academy
(Wichita, Kansas)
CollegeArizona (2014–2018)
NBA draft2018 / Undrafted
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–2013Radnički FMP
2013,
2018–2021
Crvena zvezda
2019–2020Astana
2020–2021Basket Brescia Leonessa
2021Avtodor Saratov
2021–presentUrbas Fuenlabrada
Career highlights and awards

Early careerEdit

Dušan grew up with Crvena zvezda youth team. Ristić made his debut with Zvezda second team Radnički FMP during the 2012–13 season.

Ristić made his debut with the first team of Crvena zvezda during the 2013–14 ABA League season.[1] He also played two games in the Euroleague.[2] However, he decided not to sign professional contract with club.

On January 2014, he went to Sunrise Christian Academy in Wichita, Kansas.[3]

College careerEdit

On March 8, 2014, Ristić, committed to play basketball for the Arizona Wildcats. On Twitter, he announced that he will play his senior year for the Wildcats and finish his education. During his senior season, he was a teammate with future NBA draft first overall pick Deandre Ayton, where Ristić was the starting center that year, while Ayton played as the starting power forward that year. He became the all-time winningest player in program history with 115 victories, surpassing Matt Muehlebach (1988-91) and Kaleb Tarczewski (2013-16) at 110 win. His senior year, Ristic was a second-team All-Pac-12 selection, and a member of the Pac-12 all-tournament team. He also became 28th Wildcat in Arizona history to score 1,000 points and grab 500 rebounds in a career.

College statisticsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 Arizona 36 0 8.6 .615 .800 .512 2.1 .5 .5 .25 3.4
2015–16 Arizona 34 9 16.5 .550 .375 .634 3.8 .8 .1 .7 7.1
2016–17 Arizona 36 34 22.8 .556 .500 .765 5.5 .4 .3 .4 10.9
2017–18 Arizona 35 35 27.1 .569 .400 .790 6.9 .9 .4 .5 12.2
Career 141 78 18.7 .565 .467 .698 4.6 .5 .3 .5 8.4

Professional careerEdit

After going undrafted in the 2018 NBA draft, Ristić was originally named a member of the 2018 NBA Summer League Phoenix Suns, being reunited with Ayton in the process, but he later backed out on his decision there.[4][5]

On July 16, 2018, Ristić signed a three-year deal with Crvena zvezda.[6][7] In July 2019, Ristić was loaned out to Astana of the Kazakhstan Championship and the VTB United League for the 2019–20 season.[8] In July 2020, he returned to the Zvezda after his one-year loan. In July 2020, Ristić was loaned to Brescia Leonessa for the 2020–21 season.[9] In January 2021, he was transferred from Brescia to Avtodor Saratov of the VTB United League for the rest of the 2020–21 season.[10][11]

In June 2021, Ristić signed for Urbas Fuenlabrada of the Liga ACB.[12]

Personal lifeEdit

Ristić earned his bachelor's degree in psychology and sport management from the University of Arizona in 2018.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ABA League Profile". abaliga.com. Archived from the original on February 9, 2014. Retrieved February 9, 2014.
  2. ^ "Euroleague Profile". Euroleague.net. Retrieved February 9, 2014.
  3. ^ "Dušan Ristić napustio Zvezdu" (in Serbian). b92.net. January 19, 2014. Retrieved February 9, 2014.
  4. ^ "Dusan Ristic to join Suns, Deandre Ayton for NBA Summer League, per report". azdesertswarm.com. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Arizona Basketball: Dusan Ristic Decides not to Join Suns Summer Roster". zonazealots.com. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  6. ^ "NOVI ZVEZDIN CENTAR Dušan Ristić potpisao za crveno-bele, a evo zašto će biti veliko pojačanje". sport.blic.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Zvezda brings back big man Ristic". eurocupbasketball.com. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  8. ^ "CENTAR NA POZAJMICI: Ristić u Astani". novosti.rs. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Brescia punta sempre più in alto: ecco Ristic, la nuova torre della Germani" (in Italian). basketbrescialeonessa.it. 24 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Risolto consensualmente il contratto con Dusan Ristic" (in Italian). basketbrescialeonessa.it. 27 January 2021.
  11. ^ "Душан Ристич – в «Автодоре»" (in Russian). avtodor.ru. 27 January 2021.
  12. ^ "NOVA STANICA U KARIJERI SRPSKOG KOŠARKAŠA: Bivši centar Zvezde našao klub u Španiji". novosti.rs. Retrieved 18 June 2021.
  13. ^ "RISTIĆ ZA "NOVOSTI": Da zaokružim priču iz 2014". novosti.rs. Retrieved 17 July 2018.

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