Zoran Erceg (Serbian Cyrillic: Зоран Ерцег; born 11 January 1985) is a Serbian former professional basketball player. He represented the Serbian national basketball team internationally. Standing at 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m), he played the power forward position.
Erceg with Galatasaray in October, 2013.
|Born||11 January 1985|
Pakrac, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||2.11 m (6 ft 11 in)|
|Listed weight||112 kg (247 lb)|
|NBA draft||2007 / Undrafted|
|Number||4, 7, 14, 17|
|2002–2003||Polet Novi Bečej|
|Career highlights and awards|
In August 2011, he signed a one-year deal with the Turkish team Beşiktaş. With them, he won every competition they participated in, the Turkish League championship, Turkish Cup and a third-tier European competition EuroChallenge. His games in Beşiktaş attracted the interest of many European big clubs.
CSKA Moscow (2012–13)Edit
On 29 June 2012 he signed a three-year contract with the Russian team CSKA Moscow. During his stint in CSKA, Erceg has mostly came off-the-bench, producing 6.2 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. He won the Russian League championship and the VTB United League.
Despite having a three-year contract, Erceg terminated it and signed a two-year contract with Galatasaray Liv Hospital in July 2013. In the new team, Erceg had bigger role than in his previous team. In April Euroleague game overtime loss against his former team CSKA Moscow, he set career-high and also team record 35 points, while also adding 9 rebounds and 2 steals. He finished season with career-highs of 11.2 points and 4.9 rebounds over 25 games. In the 2014–15 season his role in the team increased even more. He had a season-high 32 points in a double overtime 110–103 victory over Crvena zvezda. He also hit a 30 feet far buzzer-beater to put the game in an overtime. For such performance, he was named the Euroleague MVP of Round 6, for the first time in his career.
Serbian national teamEdit
He represented Serbia once again at the EuroBasket 2015 under head coach Aleksandar Đorđević. 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 quarterfinals, respectively. Erceg had his best performance scoring 20 points against Czech Republic in the quarterfinal game. However, Serbia was stopped in the semifinal game by Lithuania 64–67, and eventually lost to the host team France in the bronze-medal game 68–81. Over 9 tournament games, Erceg averaged 8.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game on 52.4% shooting from the field.
|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.
- "B92: Erceg u Olimpijakosu". B92.net (in Serbian). June 12, 2008. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
- "Zoran Erceg to Panionios". Sportando.com. December 4, 2009. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
- "Besiktas signs Zoran Erceg". Sportando.com. September 6, 2011. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
- "CSKA MOSCOW signs big man Erceg". Euroleague.net. June 29, 2012. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
- "Zoran Erceg leaves CSKA Moscow, set to join Galatasaray". Sportando. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
- "Galatasaray announced Zoran Erceg". sportando.com. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
- "Top 16, Round 13 bwin MVP: Dimitris Diamantidis, Panathinaikos Athens". euroleague.net. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
- "Erceg, Arroyo star in Galatasaray's 2OT win over Crvena Zvezda". euroleague.net. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
- "EL: Erceg ukrao pobedu Zvezdi!". b92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 21 November 2014.
- "Regular season Round 6 bwin MVP: Zoran Erceg, Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul". euroleague.net. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
- "AMBITIOUS SERBIA UNVEIL POWERFUL 12-MAN SQUAD". eurobasket2015.org. 2 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: Zoran Erceg". eurobasket2015.org. FIBA Europe. Retrieved 20 September 2015.