Uroš Tripković (Serbian Cyrillic: Урош Трипковић; born September 11, 1986) is a Serbian former professional basketball player. He represented the Serbian national basketball team internationally. Standing at 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m), he played as a shooting guard and was known as a good 3-point shooter.
Tripković with Serbia in August 2011
|Born||September 11, 1986|
Čačak, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|NBA draft||2008 / Undrafted|
|Number||11, 10, 4|
|Career highlights and awards|
Tripković was a skilled guard and a prolific 3-point shooter. He was considered by many to be one of the best young guards in Europe. He was a natural scorer with a great release on his jump shots and very good shooting mechanics. He was also an excellent free throw shooter. He played the point guard position when he was younger, but later shooting guard was his main position.
Tripković played in youth categories with KK Borac Čačak. He started his professional career in 2002 with KK Partizan. In 2009, he moved to the Liga ACB side DKV Joventut. In August 2010, he moved to Unicaja Málaga. On January 5, 2012, he parted ways with the club and became free agent.
In September 2012, after more than half year of not playing for anyone, Tripković started talks with the Italian club Virtus Bologna, but few days after negotiations have been broken down. Finally, he signed a contract with the Spanish club CB Valladolid. In December 2012, he moved to Turkey and signed a 1.5 year contract with Fenerbahçe Ülker. However he left Fenerbahçe at the end of the season.
On October 8, 2014, Tripković announced his retirement from the professional basketball, due to the injuries he suffered over the previous few seasons.
National team careerEdit
Tripković was a member of the senior men's Serbia and Montenegro national basketball team at the 2006 FIBA World Championship. After missing the EuroBasket 2007 due to injuries, he won the silver medal at the EuroBasket 2009 with the Serbian national basketball team. He skipped the 2010 FIBA World Championship, due to a foot injury.
EuroLeague career statisticsEdit
|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.
|Led the league|
- "DKV JOVENTUT inks Uros Tripkovic". Eurocupbasketball.com. 29 July 2009. Archived from the original on October 16, 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
- "Unicaja signs Uros Tripkovic". eurocupbasketball.com. 1 August 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
- "Uros Tripkovic and Unicaja Malaga part ways". Sportando. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
- "Claudio Sabatini: 'We are negotiating with Uros Trikpkovic'". Sportando. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
- "Virtus Bologna-Uros Tripkovic, negotiations fell apart". Sportando. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
- "Uros Tripkovic se incorpora al Blancos de Rueda". CB Valladolid. Archived from the original on July 22, 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
- "Uros Tripkovic Joins Fenerbahçe Ülker". Fenerbahçe Web Site. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
- "Vanoli Cremona announced Uros Tripkovic". Sportando.net. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
- "Uros Tripkovic, Vanoli Cremona part ways". Sportando.net. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
- "Serbian guard Uros Tripkovic retires at 28". Sportando.com. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
- "Intervju, Uroš Tripković: Od "bloka za Uroša" do plantaža borovnica". moravainfo.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 5 March 2019.
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