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Jure Balažič (born September 12, 1980) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for Krka Novo Mesto of the Slovenian League. He is a 204 cm tall power forward position.

Jure Balažič
Jure Balažič 2013.jpg
Balažič at the EuroBasket 2013
No. 15 – Krka
PositionPower forward
LeagueSlovenian League
ABA League
Personal information
Born (1980-09-12) September 12, 1980 (age 38)
Ljubljana, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalitySlovenian
Listed height6 ft 8 14 in (2.04 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2002 / Undrafted
Playing career1999–present
Career history
1999–2001Krka Novo Mesto
2001–2002Krško
2002–2005Krka Novo Mesto
2005KK Zagreb
2005–2006APOEL Nicosia
2006–2007Atomerőmű SE Paks
2007–2012Krka
2012–2013Erdemirspor
2013–2014Tofaş
2014–2015İstanbul BB
2015–2018Gaziantep
2018–presentKrka
Career highlights and awards

Slovenia national teamEdit

Balažić was first time called to Slovenia national basketball team in 2012 on prep camp. He made his official debut on Eurobasket 2013, making him the oldest debutant for Slovenia at 31 years, 11 months, and 23 days. He was also member of Slovenia at 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. He represented Slovenia at the 2015 EuroBasket where they were eliminated by Latvia in eighth finals.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SLOVENIA MAKE LAST CUT BEFORE ZAGREB TRIP". 3 September 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  2. ^ "STRELNIEKS STEERS LATVIA INTO LAST EIGHT". eurobasket2015.org. 12 September 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2015.

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