Ivan Radenović

Ivan Radenović (Serbian: Иван Раденовић; born June 10, 1984) is a Serbian former professional basketball player who last played for Spirou Charleroi of the Belgian League. Standing at 2.09 m (6 ft 10 12 in), he plays at the power forward and center positions. He played college basketball for the Arizona Wildcats.

Ivan Radenović
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Radenović with Crvena zvezda in December 2013
Personal information
Born (1984-06-10) June 10, 1984 (age 36)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Listed height2.09 m (6 ft 10 in)
Listed weight111 kg (245 lb)
Career information
CollegeArizona (2003–2007)
NBA draft2007 / Undrafted
Playing career2002–2017
PositionPower forward / Center
Career history
2007–2008Akasvayu Girona
2009CSKA Moscow
2009–2010Cajasol Sevilla
2010–2011Menorca Bàsquet
2013–2014Crvena zvezda
2015AZS Koszalin
2016Hapoel Holon
2017Spirou Charleroi
Career highlights and awards

Early lifeEdit

Radenović was born in Belgrade, Socialist Republic of Serbia, in the former Yugoslavia, and began playing basketball in the junior teams for Partizan Belgrade. His talent came to prominence during the 2002 Albert Schweitzer Games in Germany where he played for a Serbian youth team, averaging 7.4 points and 3.0 rebounds per game, while shooting 59.3 percent (16-of-27) from the floor. He made his senior debut for Partizan during the 2002–03 season.

College careerEdit

Mid-way through the 2003-04 season, Radenović joined the Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team and their legendary head coach Lute Olson, where he had one of the most successful debuts in Wildcats history, scoring 17 points against Liberty University on December 28, 2003.[1][2] That very same season, Radenović earned Honorable Mention Pac-10 All Freshman honors. He was a great addition to the Wildcats' team that needed help at the big man position. That season Radenović averaged 5.8 points per game, 2.9 rebounds per game, and shoot 25.7% from the 3-point line, 39.7% in field goals, and 76.7% from the free throw line.[3][4]

During the 2004-05 season, Radenović's game improved a lot. He was a key man on a Wildcats team that lost to the Illinois Fighting Illini in the 2005 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Elite Eight game. During the season Radenović averaged 8.6 points per game, 5.5 rebounds per game,[5] and posted four double doubles and six double figure rebounding games.[6] A notable performance was his Pac-10 game at UCLA where he scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.[7][8] The same season Radenović was voted the most improved player of them by his teammates.[6]

In the 2005-06 season, Radenović was a key player on an Arizona Wildcats' college team plagued by off-court problems. He was named the team's co-MVP by his teammates. That same season he averaged 12.5 points per game, 6.3 rebounds per game,[9] and managed a team-leading four double-doubles during the season.

His senior season of 2006-07 was his year as a leader on a team filled with talent. The absence of Kirk Walters' rebounding throughout the season damaged the Wildcats' game plan. The Wildcats were forced to rely on the younger members on the roster like Chase Budinger and Marcus Williams and eventually lost to Purdue in the first round of the 2007 March Madness Tournament. For the 2006-07 season Radenović averaged 15.1 points per game, 7.6 rebounds per game, 2.1 assist per game, and shoot 50.7% from the field.[10] His highlight of the season was a 37-point, 9-rebound and 7-assist performance in an 85-80 overtime win over Stanford on March 3, 2007.[11] This included 11 of 11 free throws. In that game he was guarded by two future NBA players, lottery pick Brook Lopez, and his twin brother Robin Lopez.[12]

Professional careerEdit

After going undrafted in the 2007 NBA draft, Radenović joined the Los Angeles Clippers for the Las Vegas Summer League.[13] However, he played in only three out of the five games for the Clippers, after which he parted ways with the team. In August 2007, Radenović moved to Europe and signed a two-year contract with the Akasvayu Girona of the Spanish Liga ACB.[14] After one season with Girona, he moved to the Greek League club Panellinios, signing one-year contract.[15]

In September 2009, Radenović signed a one-year contract with the Russian powerhouse CSKA Moscow,[16] but at the end of December his contract was terminated.[17] He ended the 2009–10 season at the Spanish team Cajasol Sevilla.[18] In August 2010, he moved to Menorca Bàsquet for the 2010–11 season.[19] In July 2011, he signed a two-year contract with Donetsk.[20]

On September 24, 2013, he signed with Crvena zvezda for the 2013–14 season.[21] Over 10 Euroleague games with Crvena zvezda, he averaged 8.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game.

On 25 January 2015, he signed with the Polish club AZS Koszalin for the rest of the 2014–15 PLK season.[22]

On October 6, 2015, he signed an open-contract with the Bosnian team Igokea.[23] In January 2016, he left Igokea[24] and signed with Hapoel Holon for the rest of the 2015–16 Israeli League season.[25]

On January 24, 2017, Radenović signed with Belgian club Spirou Charleroi for the rest of the 2016–17 season.[26]

Career statisticsEdit

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.


2009–10 CSKA Moscow 6 0 10.2 .500 .000 .750 1.0 .3 .0 .2 2.5 1.2
2013–14 Crvena zvezda 10 3 21.1 .491 .235 .794 3.5 1.7 .8 .1 8.2 9.9
Career 16 3 17.0 .493 .235 .658 2.6 1.2 .5 .1 6.0 6.6


  1. ^ Liberty vs. Arizona - Recap - December 28, 2003
  2. ^ Arizonaathletics.com Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Arizona Wildcats Statistics - 2003-04
  4. ^ Arizonaathletics.com Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Arizona Wildcats Statistics - 2004-05
  6. ^ a b Arizona athletics 2006 season Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Olson within three Pac-10 wins of Wooden
  8. ^ Arizone.edu papers
  9. ^ Arizona Wildcats Statistics - 2005-06
  10. ^ Arizona Wildcats Statistics - 2006-07
  11. ^ Arizona 85, Stanford 80, OT
  12. ^ Arizona 85, Stanford 80 - Box score - March 3, 2007
  13. ^ 2007 Clippers Summer League Team
  14. ^ "El Akasvayu Girona anuncia el fichaje de Ivan Radenovic". acb.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  15. ^ Panellinios tabs Ivan Radenovic
  16. ^ CSKA signed Ivan Radenovic
  17. ^ CSKA and Ivan Radenovic part ways
  18. ^ Ivan Radenovic to Cajasol
  19. ^ Menorca Bàsquet signs Ivan Radenovic
  20. ^ BC Donetsk signs Radenovic
  21. ^ "Ivan Radenović u crveno-belom" (in Serbian). kkcrvenazvezda.rs. Archived from the original on September 27, 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  22. ^ Ivan Radenovic signs with AZS Koszalin
  23. ^ "Igokea adds Radenović". abaliga.com. 6 October 2015. Archived from the original on October 6, 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  24. ^ "Ćapin dobio otkaz, Radenović nas napustio". igokea.rs (in Serbian). 9 January 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  25. ^ Ivan Radenovic signs with Hapoel Holon
  26. ^ Ivan Radenovic inks with Spirou Charleroi

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