Luka Mitrović

Luka Mitrović (Serbian Cyrillic: Лука Митровић; born 21 March 1993) is a Serbian professional basketball player who plays for Crvena zvezda of the Adriatic League and the EuroLeague. Standing at 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m), he plays at the power forward position. Mitrovic was the final selection of the 2015 NBA draft.

Luka Mitrović
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Mitrović with Crvena zvezda in November 2014.
No. 9 – Crvena zvezda mts
PositionPower forward / Center
LeagueBasketball League of Serbia
Adriatic League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1993-03-21) 21 March 1993 (age 28)
Novi Sad, Serbia, FR Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2015 / Round: 2 / Pick: 60th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2011–2012Hemofarm
2012–2017Crvena zvezda
2017–2018Brose Bamberg
2019Murcia
2019–2020Manresa
2020Hapoel Jerusalem
2020–2021Budućnost
2021–presentCrvena zvezda
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Club careerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Mitrović started playing basketball in Novi Sad-based club Kadet. In 2009, he moved to Hemofarm where he first played for the youth team. In the 2010–11 season, he signed his first professional contract.

Crvena zvezda (2012–2017)Edit

In 2012, he signed a contract with Crvena zvezda.[1] In the 2013–14 season, his role in the team increased, becoming off-the-bench player. He also played the EuroLeague for the first time in his career. Over 7 EuroLeague games, he averaged 3.6 points and 4 rebounds per game. Before the start of 2014–15 season, he was promoted in the team captain.[2] On 21 November 2014 he posted a career-high 30 points in a double overtime 103–110 loss against Galatasaray.[3][4] Over 24 EuroLeague games, he averaged 8.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, all career-high. In 2014–15 season, Crvena zvezda won the Adriatic League championship, the Serbian League championship and the Radivoj Korać Cup.

On 26 August he extended his contract with Crvena zvezda until 2017.[5] On 18 October 2015, in a game against Union Olimpija, he suffered a left knee injury which should keep him off-the-court for a few months.[6]

On 8 September 2016 he re-signed with the team until the end of 2017–18 season.[7] In November 2016, he had minor muscle strain which kept him off the court for 10 days.[8]

Stints in Europe (2017–2021)Edit

On 29 June 2017 Mitrović signed a three-year contract with German club Brose Bamberg.[9] In July 2018, he parted ways with the club.[10]

On 10 January 2019, Mitrović joined UCAM Murcia.[11] He averaged 4.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. On October 17, 2019, he signed with Manresa.[12]

On 23 August 2020, Mitrović signed with Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli Premier League.[13] He played his only game for Hapoel Jerusalem in the quarterfinals of the 2020 Basketball Champions League Final Eight.

On 21 October 2020, Mitrović signed with Budućnost of the Prva A Liga and the ABA League.[14]

Back to Crvena zvezda (2021–present)Edit

On June 18, 2021, he has signed with Crvena zvezda of the Adriatic League.[15]

NBA draft rightsEdit

On 25 June 2015 Mitrović was the final pick of the 2015 NBA draft, after being selected by the Philadelphia 76ers.[16]

On 10 July 2015 the Sacramento Kings acquired Mitrović and Artūras Gudaitis from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Carl Landry, Jason Thompson, and Nik Stauskas.[17]

Career achievementsEdit

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  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

EuroLeagueEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2013–14 Crvena zvezda 7 5 13.9 .409 .125 .750 4.0 1.0 .4 .3 3.6 6.7
2014–15 24 20 24.7 .429 .175 .780 5.2 2.3 1.0 .2 8.6 9.7
2015–16 4 1 14.3 .500 1.000 .500 2.5 .3 .0 .5 3.3 4.0
2016–17 28 27 15.7 .450 .167 .536 2.3 1.4 .5 .1 4.1 4.3
Career 63 53 18.6 .438 .187 .679 3.6 1.6 .7 .2 5.8 6.6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LUKA MITROVIĆ NOVO POJAČANJE". kkcrvenazvezda.rs (in Serbian). Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Luka Mitrović kapiten Zvezde: Ponosan sam što ću predvoditi novi tim". mozzartsport.com (in Serbian). Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Erceg, Arroyo star in Galatasaray's 2OT win over Crvena Zvezda". euroleague.net. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  4. ^ "EL: Erceg ukrao pobedu Zvezdi!". b92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Red Star Belgrade extends with Luka Mitrovic until 2017". Sportando.com. August 26, 2015. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  6. ^ "Crvena Zvezda loses captain Mitrovic to injury". euroleague.net. 18 October 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  7. ^ "KKCZ: Jović i Mitrović u Zvezdi do 2018. godine". b92.net (in Serbian). kkcrvenazvezda.rs. 8 September 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Zvezda: Luka Mitrović lakše povređen". novosti.rs (in Serbian). Beta. 21 November 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Bamberg boosts frontcourt with Mitrovic". Euroleague.net. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Bamberg se zahvalio i ispratio Luku Mitrovića iz kluba". b92.net (in Serbian). 21 July 2018. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Luka Mitrovic recala en Los Tercios del UCAM Murcia". Euroleague.net (in Spanish). 10 January 2019. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Luka Mitrovic joins Manresa". Sportando. August 23, 2020. Retrieved August 23, 2020.
  13. ^ "Luka Mitrovic joins Hapoel Jerusalem". Sportando. August 23, 2020. Retrieved August 23, 2020.
  14. ^ "Buducnost announces Luka Mitrovic". Sportando. October 21, 2020. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
  15. ^ "Crvena Zvezda announces signings of Luka Mitrovic and Nikola Ivanovic". Sportando. June 18, 2021. Retrieved June 19, 2021.
  16. ^ "Philadelphia 76ers Select Jahlil Okafor, Richaun Holmes, Arturas Gudaitis, J.P. Tokoto, And Luka Mitrovic In The 2015 NBA Draft". NBA.com. June 26, 2015. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
  17. ^ "Kings Acquire Draft Rights to Two Players in Five-Player Trade with 76ers". NBA.com. July 10, 2015. Retrieved July 10, 2015.

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