Elmedin Kikanović

Elmedin Kikanović (born 2 September 1988) is a Bosnian professional basketball player for Al Riyadi Club Beirut of the Lebanese Basketball League. He also represents the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Elmedin Kikanović
Elmedin Kikanovic.jpg
Kikanović with Crvena zvezda in October 2008
Al Riyadi
PositionCenter
LeagueLebanese Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1988-09-02) 2 September 1988 (age 33)
Tuzla, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina,
SFR Yugoslavia
NationalityBosnian
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2010 / Undrafted
Playing career2004–present
Career history
2004–2007Sloboda Tuzla
2007–2010Crvena zvezda
2011–2015Enisey
2015SLUC Nancy
2015–2017Alba Berlin
2017–2019Monaco
2019–2020Ormanspor
2020Monaco
2020–2021Ormanspor
2021Kuwait SC
2022–presentAl Ryiadi
Career highlights and awards

Professional careerEdit

Kikanović started his career with Sloboda Tuzla. From 2007 until his doping suspension in 2010 he played with Crvena zvezda.[1] In June 2011, he signed with the Russian club Yenisey Krasnoyarsk.[2] On 2 May 2015 he joined French club SLUC Nancy for the rest of the season.[3] On 21 July 2015 he signed a two-year deal with the German club Alba Berlin.[4]

On 17 July 2017, Kikanović signed with AS Monaco for the 2017–18 season.[5] He won the Leaders Cup with Monaco in 2018.

On 19 July 2019, Kikanović was announced by OGM Ormanspor of the Turkish Basketbol Süper Ligi (BSL).[6]

On February 25, 2020, he has signed with Monaco of the LNB Pro A.[7]

On May 21, 2020, he has signed with and returned to OGM Ormanspor of the Turkish Basketbol Süper Ligi (BSL).[8]

In July 2021, Kikanovic joined Kuwait SC from Kuwait.[9] On 9 October, he scored a game-high 22 points in the final of the 2021 Arab Club Basketball Championship, which Kuwait lost to Al Ahly.[10]

In April 2022, he joined Al Riyadi Club Beirut of the Lebanese Basketball League.

National team careerEdit

Kikanović has also been a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national basketball team. With Bosnia's senior national team, he played at the EuroBasket 2011, EuroBasket 2013 and the EuroBasket 2015.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Preradović, V. (1 December 2009). "Zvezda u modi!". Večernje novosti (in Serbian). Retrieved 23 January 2011.
  2. ^ Elmedin Kikanovic moves to Enisey
  3. ^ "Elmedin Kikanovic moves to SLUC Nancy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  4. ^ "ALBA Berlin adds size with Kikanovic". Eurocupbasketball.com. 21 July 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Elmedin Kikanovic joins AS Monaco". Sportando.com. 17 July 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Ormanspor". ormanspor.org.tr. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Elmedin Kikanovic returns to Monaco". Sportando. February 25, 2020. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  8. ^ "Elmedin Kikanovic returns to Ormanspor". Sportando. May 21, 2020. Retrieved June 16, 2020.
  9. ^ "Elmedin Kikanović odabrao zanimljivu destinaciju za nastavak karijere". Avaz.ba (in Bosnian). 27 May 2021. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  10. ^ Hamid Addasi, Abdul (9 October 2021). "Al Ahly defeats Kuwait to grab 33th Arab Clubs Mens championship title". Asia-basket.com. Retrieved 10 October 2021.

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