Krunoslav "Kruno" Simon (born June 24, 1985) is a Croatian professional basketball player for Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball Super League and the EuroLeague. He also represents the Croatian national basketball team internationally.
Simon with Anadolu Efes
|No. 44 – Anadolu Efes|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|Born||June 24, 1985|
Zagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|Listed weight||100 kg (220 lb)|
|NBA draft||2007 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
After spending his youth years in KK Maksimir and KK Zrinjevac, Simon joined KK Zagreb in 1998, and he played there until 2012, when he signed with Unicaja Málaga of the Spanish League. On June 25, 2013, Simon signed a two-year deal with Lokomotiv Kuban.
On July 9, 2017, Simon signed a two-year contract with the Turkish club Anadolu Efes, with second year being optional. In 2017–18 season, he won the Turkish Basketball Cup with the club and was named the Turkish Basketball Cup Final MVP. In 26 appearances in the 2017–18 EuroLeague, he averaged 9.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.
In 2018–19 season, Simon improved his shooting accuracy from the field, as he averaged 9.4 points over 37 games in the 2018–19 EuroLeague with 48.3% shooting from the field. Anadolu Efes made its first appearance in the EuroLeague Final Four where they lost to the CSKA Moscow in the final game.
On May 24, 2019, Simon signed a two-year contract extension with Anadolu Efes.
Simon debuted for the senior Croatian national basketball team at the EuroBasket 2011. He also represented Croatia at the EuroBasket 2013, the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, and the EuroBasket 2015, where they were eliminated in the eighth finals by the Czech Republic. During the EuroBasket 2015, Simon was arguably the best player of the Croatian team, as he averaged 13.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game, over 6 tournament games, while also shooting 54.2% from the field.
He also played at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
|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|
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.
|2014||FIBA Basketball World Cup||6||6||28.2||.333||.367||.750||4.2||2.3||1.0||.5||9.5|
- "Lokomotiv Kuban signs Krunoslav Simon". Sportando.net. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
- "EA7 Milan tabs experienced swingman Simon". Euroleague.net. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
- "Olimpia Milano signs Krunoslav Simon to a contract extension". Sportando.com. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
- "Efes adds crafty swingman Simon". Euroleague.net. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
- "Efes, Simon agree for two more years". euroleague.net. 24 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
- "CROATIA UNVEIL AMBITIOUS EUROBASKET SQUAD". eurobasket2015.org. 4 September 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
- "CZECHS MAKE FIRST QUARTER-FINAL TRIP". .eurobasket2015.org. 13 September 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
- "Krunoslav Simon". FIBA Europe. Retrieved 13 September 2015.