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Gregor Fučka (Slovene pronunciation: [ˈfutʃka]; born 7 August 1971) is a Slovenian-Italian retired professional basketball player and coach. A 215 cm (7' 3⁄4") forward-center, he was a both a Mister Europa and Euroscar laureate in 2000.
Fučka warming up with Lottomatica Roma, in 2007.
|Born||August 7, 1971|
Kranj, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Nationality||Slovenian / Italian|
|Listed height||7 ft 0.75 in (2.15 m)|
|Listed weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|NBA draft||1993 / Undrafted|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Career highlights and awards|
|As a player:
Fučka played with Smelt Olimpija, in Yugoslavia, from 1988–90, then he moved to Italy, playing with Stefanel Trieste (1990–1994), Stefanel Milano (1994–1997), and Teamsystem Bologna a.k.a. Paf Wennington Bologna a.k.a. Skipper Bologna (1997–2002). Then he played in Spain, with FC Barcelona (2002–2006), and with Akasvayu Girona (2006–07). He then came back to Italy, in the 2007–08 season, playing with Lottomatica Roma.
Italian national teamEdit
Fučka played with Italy's junior national team at the 1991 FIBA Under-19 World Cup, where he won the silver medal. He also played at the FIBA Under-21 World Cup with Italy's junior national team, in 1993.
With the senior men's Italian national basketball team, Fučka played at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games, and he won the gold medal at the FIBA EuroBasket 1999, where he was named the tournament's MVP. Fučka also won a silver medal at the FIBA EuroBasket 1997. He also played at the 1998 FIBA World Championship (selected to the All-Tournament Team), and at the FIBA EuroBasket 1995 and the FIBA EuroBasket 2001.