Stefan Jović

Stefan Jović (Serbian Cyrillic: Стефан Јовић, born November 3, 1990) is a Serbian professional basketball player who last played for Khimki of the VTB United League and the EuroLeague. He represents the senior Serbian national basketball team internationally. Standing at 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in), he plays at the point guard position.

Stefan Jović
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Jović with Crvena zvezda in 2014
Personal information
Born (1990-11-03) November 3, 1990 (age 30)
Niš, SR Serbia, Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian
Listed height1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Listed weight94 kg (207 lb)
Career information
NBA draft2012 / Undrafted
Playing career2010–present
PositionPoint guard
Number24
Career history
2010–2012Sloga
2012–2014Radnički Kragujevac
2014–2017Crvena zvezda
2017–2019Bayern Munich
2019–2021Khimki
Career highlights and awards

Club careerEdit

Jović played in the junior teams of Ergonom from his hometown Niš. From 2010 to 2012 he played with Sloga. In July 2012, he signed a three-year contract with Radnički.[1]

Crvena zvezda (2014–2017)Edit

On September 21, 2014, he signed a three-year deal with Crvena zvezda.[2] In the 2014–15 season, his first with the club, Crvena zvezda won the ABA League championship, the Serbian League championship and the Serbian Cup. He also appeared in 19 games in the EuroLeague, averaging 2.9 points, 2.8 assists and 2.1 rebounds.

On November 12, 2015, in a road game against Bayern Munich, he set the Euroleague record for the most assists in a single game – 19.[3] In May 2016, he was named MVP of the 2015–16 ABA League Finals.[4]

On September 8, 2016, he re-signed with the team until the end of the 2017–18 season.[5] On October 3, 2016, in a home game against Cedevita, he recorded 16 assists in 24 minutes.[6]

Bayern Munich (2017–2019)Edit

On July 14, 2017, Jović signed a two-year deal with German team Bayern Munich.[7] In his first season with the team, Jović with Bayern lifted the 2017–18 Basketball Bundesliga championship trophy by defeating Alba Berlin with 3–2 in the final series. Over 40 games league games, he averaged 7.4 points and 5.3 assists, while shooting 54.7% from the field goal. In EuroCup, he appeared in 15 games and averaged 5.3 points and 5.6 assists per game.

In 2018–19 season, Jović appeared in 35 games of the Bundesliga and averaged 6.3 points and 4.8 assists, while shooting 44.4% from the field goal. Bayern eventually defended the championship trophy by defeating Alba Berlin with 3–0 in the final series of 2018–19 Basketball Bundesliga. In the EuroLeague, he averaged 8.3 points and 4.6 assists over 23 games played.

Khimki (2019–2021)Edit

On July 17, 2019, Jović signed a contract with the Russian team Khimki.[8] On October 3, 2019, Jović left the court with back pain in a game against Maccabi Tel Aviv.[9]

National team careerEdit

In the youth category, Jović was a member of the squad that won the silver medal at the 2013 Mediterranean Games and bronze medal at the 2013 University Games. He was also a member of the Serbian national basketball team that won silver medals at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Jović also represented Serbia at the EuroBasket 2017 where they won the silver medal, after losing in the final game to Slovenia.[10] Over 9 tournament games, he averaged 6.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game.

At the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the national team of Serbia was dubbed as favorite to win the trophy,[11] but was eventually upset in the quarterfinals by Argentina.[12] With wins over the United States and Czech Republic, it finished in fifth place.[13][14] With yet another absence of team's captain Teodosić due to injury, Jović emerged as the starting point guard of the team and averaged 7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game.

Career achievements and awardsEdit

Club
Individual

Personal lifeEdit

Jović plays the guitar.[15]

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
2014–15 Crvena zvezda 19 1 13.6 .361 .261 .625 2.1 2.8 1.0 .1 2.9 4.8
2015–16 27 22 23.2 .408 .356 .788 3.0 5.7 1.2 .1 7.0 9.7
2016–17 23 23 23.9 .426 .291 .613 2.1 5.6 1.3 .0 7.5 9.3
2018–19 Bayern 23 17 21.5 .510 .400 .741 2.4 4.6 1.3 .0 8.3 10.2
2019–20 Khimki 23 17 23.4 .576 .532 .618 1.9 4.2 1.3 0 7.6 10
Career 115 80 21.1 .460 .376 .684 2.3 4.7 1.2 .1 6.8 9.0

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jović među "Đavolima"". Sportske.net (in Serbian). 18 July 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Crvena Zvezda adds Stefan Jovic". Sportando.com. 21 September 2014. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Jovic sets assists record in Crvena Zvezda road win!". euroleague.net. 12 November 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Stefan Jović MVP finala ABA". b92.net (in Serbian). 3 May 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  5. ^ "KKCZ: Jović i Mitrović u Zvezdi do 2018. godine". b92.net (in Serbian). kkcrvenazvezda.rs. 8 September 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Zvezda trojkama i odbranom uništila Cedevitu". b92.net (in Serbian). 3 October 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Bayern acquires playmaker Jovic from Crvena Zvezda". Eurocupbasketball.com. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Khimki lands record passer Jovic". euroleague.net. 17 July 2019. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  9. ^ Obrenović, Aleksandar (3 October 2019). "EL - Jović povređen, slavlje Himkija! Fantastični Lučić vodio Bajern do pobede, odličan i Skola". sportske.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Slovenia overcome injuries to claim historic title in Dragic's swansong". FIBA.basketball. 17 September 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  11. ^ Curkovic, Igor (28 August 2019). "FIBA Basketball World Cup Power Rankings, Volume 3". fiba.basketball. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  12. ^ "Argentina upsets Olympic silver medalist Serbia in FIBA World Cup quarterfinals". nbcsports.com. 10 September 2019. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Serbia defeats USA in FIBA World Cup consolation round play". nba.com. 12 September 2019. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  14. ^ T., P. (14 September 2019). "Bogdanović ponovo briljirao – Srbiji peto mesto u Kini" (in Serbian). Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  15. ^ "Tvoja Zvezda - Stefan Jović (Epizoda 7)". youtube.com. Retrieved 7 September 2017.

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