Marko Banić

Marko Banić, (born August 31, 1984) is a Croatian professional basketball player. He is 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) tall, and he plays at the center and power forward positions.

Marko Banić
Marko Banić 13 Pınar Karşıyaka TSL 20180128 (2).jpg
Banić with Pınar Karşıyaka
Free agent
PositionCenter / Power forward
Personal information
Born (1984-08-31) August 31, 1984 (age 36)
Zadar, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalityCroatian
Listed height2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2006 / Undrafted
Playing career2002–present
Career history
2002–2005Zadar
2005–2012Bilbao Basket
2012–2013UNICS Kazan
2013–2014Estudiantes
2014–2015Alba Berlin
2015–2017UNICS Kazan
2017–2018Pınar Karşıyaka
2018–2019Cedevita Zagreb
Career highlights and awards

Professional careerEdit

Banić has played with Zadar and Bilbao Berri. He was chosen as the EuroCup MVP in 2010.[1]

In June 2012 he signed with a three-year contract with UNICS Kazan in Russia.[2] He was released after suffering a knee injury.[3]

In September 2013, he signed a two-year deal with the Spanish club CB Estudiantes.[4] In September 2014, he left Estudiantes and signed a one-year deal with the German club Alba Berlin.[5][6]

In September 2015, he returned to UNICS Kazan, signing a 1+1 year contract.[7]

On December 13, 2017, he signed with Turkish club Pınar Karşıyaka.[8]

On November 10, 2018, he signed with Croatian champion Cedevita Zagreb.[9]

Croatian national teamEdit

Banić was part of the Croatian national basketball teams at the EuroBasket 2007, the 2008 Olympic Basketball Tournament, the EuroBasket 2009.

EuroLeague 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

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.

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2011–12 Gescrap BB 20 12 25.2 .625 .200 .794 4.0 .7 .4 .1 13.3 13.4
2014–15 Alba Berlin 23 8 19.5 .638 .000 .878 2.9 .9 .4 .3 8.8 9.2
2016–17 UNICS 24 4 13.3 .614 .000 .818 1.7 .300 .300 .200 4.6 4
Career 43 20 22.2 .631 .200 .826 3.4 .8 .4 .2 10.9 11.2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2009-10 Eurocup MVP: Marko Banic, Bizkaia Bilbao Basket.
  2. ^ Unics bags star forward Banic
  3. ^ Unics Kazan waived Marko Banic
  4. ^ Marko Banic firma por dos años con Estudiantes, donde se reencontrará con Txus
  5. ^ "ALBA Berlin lands Marko Banic". eurobasket.com. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  6. ^ Alba Berlin signs big man Banic, guard Renfroe
  7. ^ Марко Банич снова в УНИКСе Archived 2016-08-07 at the Wayback Machine (in Russian)
  8. ^ Marko Banic signs with Pinar Karsiyaka
  9. ^ "Cedevita se okrenula domaćim snagama: Iskusni centar i mladi bek umjesto stranih pojačanja". gol.dnevnik.hr (in Croatian). 10 November 2018. Retrieved 10 November 2018.

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