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Uroš Slokar (Slovene pronunciation: [ˈurɔʃ ˈslokar]; born May 14, 1983) is a Slovenian professional basketball player who last played for Pallacanestro Cantù of the Lega Basket Serie A.

Uroš Slokar
Uroš Slokar.jpg
No. 55 – SAM Basket Massagno
PositionPower forward / Center
LeagueSwiss League
Personal information
Born (1983-05-14) May 14, 1983 (age 36)
Ljubljana, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalitySlovenian
Listed height2.10 m (6 ft 11 in)
Listed weight114 kg (251 lb)
Career information
High schoolBežigrad (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
NBA draft2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 58th overall
Selected by the Toronto Raptors
Playing career2001–present
Career history
2001–2003Slovan Ljubljana
2003–2005Benetton Treviso
2005Snaidero Udine
2005–2006Benetton Treviso
2006–2007Toronto Raptors
2007–2008Triumph Lyubertsy
2008–2009Fortitudo Bologna
2009–2010Union Olimpija
2010Montepaschi Siena
2010–2011Assignia Manresa
2011–2012Virtus Roma
2012–2013Gran Canaria
2013Alba Berlin
2013–2015Estudiantes
2015–2016Baloncesto Sevilla
2016Juvecaserta Basket
2017Pallacanestro Cantù
2018–presentSAM Basket Massagno
Career highlights and awards

Professional careerEdit

After playing two seasons in the Slovenian basketball league, Slokar moved to Italy's Serie A in 2003, where he represented Benetton Treviso and Pallalcesto Amatori Udine. Upon his 2005 NBA Draft selection by the Toronto Raptors (58th overall), he remained a further season in Europe. His NBA season input consisted of 20 games, whose outcomes were often decided, as the Raptors won a first ever Atlantic Division title.

On August 16, 2007, Slokar signed a one-year deal with Triumph Lyubertsy, formerly known as Dynamo Moscow Region, which plays in the Russian Super League and the European Eurocup. After one season in Russia, he returned to Italy and signed with Fortitudo Bologna for the next two years.

For the 2009-10 season he returned to Slovenia, where he played for Union Olimpija. He later left the club for Montepaschi Siena.

In October 2010 he signed with the Spanish League club Assignia Manresa.[1]

In August 2011, he signed with Lottomatica Roma.[2] One year later, in July 2012, he came back to Spain to play with CB Gran Canaria.[3] On October 31, 2013, he signed a six-week contract with Alba Berlin.[4]

On December 16, 2013, he signed a two-month deal with CB Estudiantes.[5][6] On February 18, 2014, he was re-signed for the rest of the season.[7] On October 29, 2014, he again re-signed with Estudiantes.[8]

On August 28, 2015, he signed with Baloncesto Sevilla,[9] ending his contract with the Andalusian club January 19, 2016.[10]

On February 28, 2016, Slokar signed with Serie A team Juvecaserta Basket for the rest of the season.[11]

On December 29, 2016, Slokar signed with Pallacanestro Cantù for the remainder of the season.[12]

National team careerEdit

Awards and achievementsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Assignia Manresa lands Uros Slokar". Archived from the original on 2012-03-10. Retrieved 2010-10-15.
  2. ^ Virtus Roma officially announces Clay Tucker and Uros Slokar
  3. ^ Uros Slokar, versatilidad y anotación para el Gran Canaria 2014 ACB.com
  4. ^ "ALBA BERLIN adds Slokar on short-term deal". Eurocupbasketball.com. Archived from the original on 3 November 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  5. ^ "El internacional esloveno Uros Slokar refuerza la pintura de Tuenti Móvil Estudiantes". Clubestudiantes.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Estudiantes announced Uros Slokar". Sportando.net. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  7. ^ Estudiantes keep Uros Slokar for the season
  8. ^ Estudiantes lands Uros Slokar
  9. ^ Sevilla officially signs Uros Slokar
  10. ^ "Anderson y Slokar no continuarán en el Baloncesto Sevilla" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 19 January 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  11. ^ "Firmato Uros Slokar" (in Italian). juvecaserta.it. 29 February 2016. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  12. ^ "Pallacanestro Cantù signs Uros Slokar for remainder of season". Sportando.com. 29 December 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2016.

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