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Edo Murić (born November 27, 1991) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for Cedevita Olimpija of the Slovenian League, ABA League and the EuroCup. He also represents the Slovenian national team. Standing at 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in), he plays the small forward position.

Edo Murić
Edo Murić 24 Anadolu Efes Euroleague 20171012 (2).jpg
Murić with Anadolu Efes in 2017
No. 8 – Cedevita Olimpija
PositionSmall forward
LeagueSlovenian League
ABA League
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1991-11-27) November 27, 1991 (age 28)
Ljubljana, Slovenia
NationalitySlovenian
Listed height2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Listed weight98 kg (216 lb)
Career information
NBA draft2013 / Undrafted
Playing career2008–present
Career history
2008–2010Parklji
2008–2009Škofja Loka
2010–2014Krka
2014–2016Partizan
2016–2017Banvit
2017Anadolu Efes
2017–2018Zielona Góra
2018–2019Cedevita
2019–presentCedevita Olimpija
Career highlights and awards

Professional careerEdit

Murić started playing basketball for Ljubljana-based team Parklji. In the season 2008–09 he was loaned to TCG Mercator for one season. In the 2009–10 season he returned to Parklji where he stayed until the summer of 2010.

KrkaEdit

In 2010, Murić signed a contract with the Slovenian team Krka. With Krka he won the 2010–11 FIBA EuroChallenge winning 83-77 in the final against Lokomotiv Kuban.[1] In 17 games he averaged 4.9 points, 0.6 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game in the 2010–11 FIBA EuroChallenge.[2] He played four seasons with Krka and won the EuroChallenge, Slovenian Basketball Cup and four times Slovenian League. The 2013–14 season was his last season with Krka and it was also his best season where averaged 13.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game in ABA league.[3]

NBA Summer LeagueEdit

He played for the Atlanta Hawks 2014 NBA Summer League team.[4][5] On 12 July 2014, Murić played his first match in NBA Summer League, against Washington Wizards and scored 4 points in 5 minutes on the court.[6] A day later, Edo Murić played his best game in the NBA Summer League against NBA D-League Select, where he scored 4 points and he had 4 rebounds.[7]

PartizanEdit

On 11 September 2014 Murić signed a three–year deal with the Serbian team Partizan Belgrade.[8][9]

2014–15 season

On 26 September 2014, Murić made his debut for Partizan in a friendly match against EA7 Milano where he scored 29 points and was most effective player in that match.[10] Murić has made his debut for Partizan in the ABA League against his former club Krka and scored 22 points on 8 October 2014.[11] On 29 October 2014, he played his most efficient match in the Eurocup, against Hapoel Jerusalem; he scored 21 points.[12] On 30 November 2014, in the match against Crvena zvezda, Murić was injured in a duel with his countryman Jaka Blažič and due to that injury he had to pause one month.[13] In Eurocup he played 7 matches and he averaged 14 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game, all career-high. Over 21 games in the ABA League, he averaged 11.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2 assists per game.[14]

Turkey, Poland and CroatiaEdit

On July 30, 2016, Murić signed with Turkish club Banvit for the 2016–17 season.[15]

On September 13, 2017, Murić signed a 1+1 contract with the Turkish club Anadolu Efes.[16] On December 16, 2017, he parted ways with Efes.[17]

On December 30, 2017, Murić signed with Polish club Stelmet Zielona Góra for the rest of the 2017–18 season.[18] On September 9, 2018 Murić and Zielona Góra parted away.

On December 16, 2018, Murić signed with Croatian club Cedevita for the rest of the 2018–19 season.[19]

On July 8, 2019, Murić signed a two-year contract with Slovenian club Cedevita Olimpija, as the first-ever player who signed with the club.[20]

Slovenian national teamEdit

 
Murić (left) playing for Slovenia in a game against Austria in 2016

Since 2011 Murić has been member of the senior men's Slovenian national basketball team.

Murić has played on EuroBasket 2011 in Lithuania. On 14 September 2011, Slovenia has stopped in quarterfinals by Spain with 86–64.[21] Slovenia is in victory over Serbia take seventh place and in that match Murić has scored 8 points and had 3 rebounds.[22] Over 11 tournament games, Murić averaged 2.7 points, 0.5 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game.[23]

Murić has played on EuroBasket 2013 in Slovenia. Slovenia has take fifth place after victory over Ukraine 69–63 and Murić has scored 9 points and had 4 rebounds.[24] On FIBA EuroBasket 2013, Murić has played 10 matches and averaged 3.4 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.[25]

On World Cup 2014 in Spain, he has also been a member of Slovenian national basketball team which won seventh place. On 30 August 2014, in the first game of Group C, Slovenia has played against Australia and won with a score 80–90 and Murić has scored 5 points.[26] In the first phase of the tournament, Slovenia dominated in the Group D with 4-1 record together with Lithuania. However, they were stopped in the semifinal game by United States with 76–119 and Edo Murić scored 6 points for almost 10 minutes on the court.[27] Over 7 tournament games, Murić averaged 3.4 points and 2 rebounds per game on 46.2% shooting from the field and 25% from the three-point line.[28]

Personal lifeEdit

He was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia. His older brother Dino is also a professional basketball player.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "KRKA BRING THE TROPHY TO SLOVENIA". fibaeurope.com. Retrieved February 8, 2016.
  2. ^ "Edo Muric". fibaeurope.com. Retrieved February 8, 2016.
  3. ^ "Edo Murić stats". draftexpress.com. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  4. ^ "2014 NBA Summer League roster: Mike Muscala, Adreian Payne headline Atlanta Hawks' frontcourt". peachtreehoops.com. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  5. ^ Lopatič, Jaka. "Edo Murić se podaja čez lužo". siol.net (in Slovenian). Archived from the original on September 7, 2014. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  6. ^ "Hawks at Wizards". nba.com. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  7. ^ "Hawks at NBA D-League Select". nba.com. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  8. ^ "Edo Murić u crno-belom timu!". kkpartizan.rs (in Serbian). Archived from the original on September 14, 2014. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
  9. ^ "Edo Murić three seasons in Partizan NIS". abaliga.com. Archived from the original on September 11, 2014. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
  10. ^ "Partizan izgubio od Armanija, ali dobio strašno pojačanje: Murić ubacio 29 poena!". mozzartsport.com. Retrieved September 26, 2014.
  11. ^ "Pun Pionir pozdravio Partizan, ali je Krka pobedila! Vujoševićevo prvo isključenje u sezoni! (FOTO)". telegraf.rs. Retrieved October 8, 2014.
  12. ^ "Partizan ispustio pobedu u Jerusalimu!". telegraf.rs. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  13. ^ "Zbog povrede na derbiju Edo Murić pauzira oko 20 dana". blic.rs. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
  14. ^ "Edo Murić stats". draftexpress.com. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  15. ^ "Edo Muric signs with Banvit". Sportando.com. July 30, 2016. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
  16. ^ "Anadolu Efes Istanbul signs Edo Muric". Sportando.com. September 13, 2017. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  17. ^ "Anadolu Efes parted ways with Edo Muric". Sportando.com. December 16, 2017. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  18. ^ "Edo Muric signs with Stelmet Zielona Gora". Sportando.com. December 30, 2017. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  19. ^ "Edo Murić novi član KK Cedevite". kkcedevita.hr. December 16, 2018. Retrieved December 16, 2018.
  20. ^ "Muric becomes first signing for Cedevita Olimpija". eurocupbasketball.com. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  21. ^ "Edo Murić three seasons in Partizan NIS". abaliga.com. Retrieved September 14, 2011.
  22. ^ "Slovenia Serbia 72–68". fiba.com. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
  23. ^ "Player profile: Edo Murić". fiba.com. FIBA Europe. Retrieved September 8, 2013.
  24. ^ "Slovenia Ukraine 69–63". fiba.com. Retrieved October 8, 2014.
  25. ^ Edo Murić player profile Eurobasket 2013
  26. ^ Australia Slovenia 80–90
  27. ^ Slovenia United States 76–119
  28. ^ Player profile: Edo Murić

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