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Marko Arapović (born 20 July 1996) is a Croatian professional basketball player for Galatasaray of the Turkish Basketbol Süper Ligi (BSL) and the EuroCup. He plays at the power forward and center positions.

Marko Arapović
No. 3 – Galatasaray
PositionPower forward / Center
LeagueBasketbol Süper Ligi
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1996-07-20) July 20, 1996 (age 23)
Zagreb, Croatia
NationalityCroatian
Listed height2.07 m (6 ft 9 in)
Listed weight105 kg (231 lb)
Career information
NBA draft2018 / Undrafted
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2011–2012Kaptol
2012–2014Cibona
2014–2018Cedevita
2018–presentGalatasaray
Career highlights and awards

Professional careerEdit

Arapović played in the 2015–16 EuroLeague season with Cedevita.[1] Arapović severely injured his left knee during an ABA League semi-final play-off match against Partizan in April 2017.[2] After 13 month of rehabilitation he started playing again in May 2018.[3]

National team careerEdit

As a member of the Croatia junior national team, Arapović was named to the All-Tournament Team of the 2015 FIBA Under-19 World Cup, where he also won a silver medal.

Arapović was a member of the senior Croatia national basketball team at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Arapović's father is Franjo Arapović, a former professional basketball player.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Magnotti, Trevor. "Prospect Spotlight: Marko Arapovic's Efficient Performance vs. Anadolu Efes". FanSided.com. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  2. ^ "Arapović se teško ozlijedio, a onda je napravio nešto nesvakidašnje: 'Bilo mi je slabo kad sam to vidio'" [Arapović severely injured, then did something unusual: 'I felt sick when I saw it']. vecernji.hr (in Croatian). 5 April 2017. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  3. ^ "ISPOVIJEST OPORAVLJENIKA MARKA ARAPOVIĆA 'Sve o čemu sam sanjao 13 mjeseci, sva ta muka, patnja, bile su vrijedne osjećaja kad sam se vratio košarci'" [Confession of the convalescent Marko Arapović 'All I dreamed about, all that distress, suffering, was worth the feeling of returning to basketball']. 100posto.hr (in Croatian). 4 May 2018. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  4. ^ Antonijevic, Goran (July 5, 2016). "Croatian basketball team in battle for Rio Olympics". Total Croatia News. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  5. ^ "Franjo Arapović o sinu Marku: Besmisleno je ostati u Ciboni". 24sata (in Croatian). 29 July 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2017.

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