Ivan Buva

Ivan Buva (born May 6, 1991) is a Croatian professional basketball player currently playing for Rytas Vilnius of the Lithuanian League. Standing at 2.08 m, he plays at the power forward and center positions.

Ivan Buva
No. 52 – Rytas Vilnius
PositionPower forward / Center
LeagueLithuanian basketball League
Personal information
Born (1991-05-06) May 6, 1991 (age 30)
Zagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2013 / Undrafted
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2015–2016Felice Scandone
2017–2018İstanbul BB
2018Anhui Dragons
2019AS Monaco
2019–2020Gaziantep Basketbol
2021-presentRytas Vilnius
Career highlights and awards

Professional careerEdit

During his career, Buva has played in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Spain, China and Turkey.

On May 3, 2018, Buva signed with Valencia Basket in Spain for the rest of the 2017–18 season.[1]

On July 31, 2018, Buva signed a lucrative contract with Anhui Dragons in China.[2]

In September 2018 Buva signed a one-year deal with the Turkish side Beşiktaş Sompo Japan Istanbul.[3]

On September 30, 2019, he has signed with Monaco of the LNB Pro A.[4]

On October 29, 2019, he has signed with Gaziantep Basketbol of the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL).[5]

On January 12, 2021, he signed with JL Bourg Basket of the French League.[6] After playing seven matches for Bourg, in February 2021, he signed with Rytas Vilnius of the Lithuanian League.[7]


  1. ^ https://sportando.basketball/en/spain/acb/273089/ivan-buva-signs-with-valencia.html
  2. ^ "Ivan Buva signs a rich contract in NBL with Anhui Dragons". Sportando. July 31, 2018. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  3. ^ "Besiktas add Buva to their roster". eurobasket.com. September 20, 2018. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  4. ^ "Ivan Buva signs with Monaco". Sportando. September 30, 2019. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  5. ^ "Ivan Buva joins Gaziantep". Sportando. October 29, 2019. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  6. ^ "Povratak u Eurokup: Hrvatski internacionalac pojačao francusku momčad!" (in Croatian). crosarka.com. 12 January 2021. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Ivan Buva (ex Bourg) joins Rytas". eurobasket.com. 12 February 2021. Retrieved 25 February 2021.

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