Stefan Marković (Serbian: Стефан Марковић, born April 25, 1988) is a Serbian professional basketball player for Virtus Bologna of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A and the EuroCup. He also represented the Serbia national basketball team internationally. He is a 1.99 m (6 ft 6½ in) tall point guard-shooting guard.
Marković with Serbia in 2013
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
|League||Lega Basket Serie A |
|Born||April 25, 1988|
Belgrade, SR Serbia,
|Listed height||1.99 m (6 ft 6 1⁄2 in)|
|Listed weight||98 kg (216 lb)|
|NBA draft||2010 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
In June 2011 he signed a two-years plus an option for a third one contract with Valencia Basket in Spain. In July 2013, negotiations for a new contract fell apart and he became a free agent. In October 2013, he signed a one-year deal with Banvit. On June 27, 2014, Marković signed a two-year deal with Unicaja.
On July 18, 2019, Khimki parted ways with Markovic. In last season Stefan had 6.1 points, 4.4 assists and 2.1 rebounds in 23.3 minutes in EuroLeague and 6.3 points, 5.0 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.0 steal in 23.6 minutes in VTB United League.
Serbian national teamEdit
Marković played with the senior Serbian national basketball team at the EuroBasket 2009, where he won the silver medal. He has been a member of the Serbian national team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship where Serbia was defeated by Lithuania in the game for the bronze medal. He was capped once more for the national team of Serbia at the EuroBasket 2011 in Lithuania where Serbia finished 8th.
Marković represented the national basketball at the EuroBasket 2013. He was also a member of the Serbian national basketball team that won the silver medal at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup under new head coach Aleksandar Đorđević.
He also represented Serbia at the EuroBasket 2015. In the first phase of the tournament, Serbia dominated in the toughest Group B with 5-0 record, and then eliminated Finland and Czech Republic in the round of 16 and quarterfinal game, respectively. However, they were stopped in the semifinal game by Lithuania with 67–64, and eventually lost to the host team France in the bronze-medal game with 81–68. Over 9 tournament games, Marković averaged 5.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game on 39.1% shooting from the field.
After the tournament, Marković announced his retirement from the national team. A fan favorite, he was considered by both fans and teammates as one of the carriers in the Serbian team, because of his defensive IQ and his veteran leadership. Teodosić, who played alongside Marković since their junior careers, has said that "the team will lose a lot with him gone. He was the soul of the team! I hope there is still a chance for him to reconsider his retirement." Marković ended his national team career with an excellent all around performance on the Olympics, also being a key player in a tight quarter-finals win against Croatia.
|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.
- PE Valencia announces Stefan Markovic
- "Negotiations between Stefan Markovic and Valencia fall apart". Sportando. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
- "Marković potpisao za Banvit". Novosti.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 23 October 2013.
- "Stefan Markovic completa la pareja de bases del Unicaja". unicajabaloncesto.com (in Spanish). June 27, 2014. Archived from the original on July 21, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
- "Unicaja hires Eurocup assists king Markovic". Euroleague.net. June 27, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
- "Stefan Markovic signs with Zenit". Sportando.com. 13 August 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
- "Stefan Markovic signs a two-year contract with BC Khimki". Sportando.com. 23 June 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
- "AMBITIOUS SERBIA UNVEIL POWERFUL 12-MAN SQUAD". eurobasket2015.org. 2 September 2015. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
- "LITHUANIA END SERBIAN STREAK, RETURN TO FINAL". eurobasket2015.org. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
- "FRANCE REWARD HOME SUPPORT WITH BRONZE". eurobasket2015.org. 20 September 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
- "Player profile: Stefan Markovic". eurobasket2015.org. FIBA Europe. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
- "Rio Olympics 2016: USA beat Serbia in men's basketball to win last gold of Games". BBC Sport. 21 August 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2017.