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Novica Veličković

Novica Veličković
Veličković warming up with KK Partizan in February 2009.
No. 12 – Trabzonspor
Position Power forward
League Turkish Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1986-10-05) October 5, 1986
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 6 ft 8.75 in (2.05 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2008 / Undrafted
Pro career 2004–present
Career history
2004–2009 Partizan
2009–2012 Real Madrid
2013 Mega Vizura
2013–2014 Brose Baskets
2014 Mega Vizura
2014–present Trabzonspor
Career highlights and awards

Novica Veličković (Serbian Cyrillic: Новица Величковић; born October 5, 1986) is a Serbian professional basketball player who plays for Trabzonspor of the Turkish Basketball League. He also represented the Serbian national basketball team internationally. Standing at 6 ft 8.75 in (2.05 m), he plays at the power forward position, but he can also play at small forward.

Professional career

Veličković started playing basketball for KK Drvomarket in 1996. Then he played for KK Zemun from 1998 to 2001 before signing with KK Partizan in 2001. He made his professional debut with Partizan during the 2004–05 season. He was the MVP of the Adriatic League 2009 Final Four[1] and he won the Euroleague Rising Star Award for the 2008–09 season.[2]

Veličković was seen as the first target of Real Madrid's new coach Ettore Messina. His transfer, with the signing of a two-year contract with an option for a third one, was made official on June 23, 2009.[3] In June 2012, Real Madrid decided to release Veličković due to the numerous injuries.[4]

On January 31, 2013, he signed a short-term contract with the Serbian team Mega Vizura.[5][6] In the game against the Radnički Kragujevac on May 12, he recorded season-best 37 points while shooting 11 from 16 from the field and grabbed 8 rebounds.[7]

On August 5, 2013, Veličković signed a contract for the upcoming season with the German team Brose Baskets.[8][9] He was released on February 20, 2014.[10] Four days later, he returned to Mega Vizura for the reminder of the season.[11]

On June 21, 2014, he signed a one-year contract with the Turkish team Trabzonspor.[12][13] On May 24, 2015, he extended his contract with Trabzonspor for one more season.[14]

Serbian national team

Veličković was a member of the U20 Serbian national teams in 2005 and 2006 in Chekhov and İzmir respectively. He made his debut with the senior Serbian national team at the EuroBasket 2007 in Spain, and he also won the silver medal at the EuroBasket 2009 in Poland. He has been a member of the Serbian national team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship where Serbia was defeated 99-88 by Lithuania in the game for the bronze medal.

Career statistics

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.

Euroleague

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2005–06 Partizan 12 0 3.4 .714 .500 .333 .5 .0 .3 .0 1.0 -0.1
2006–07 Partizan 20 1 7.0 .500 .500 .520 1.8 .3 .5 .1 2.8 3.0
2007–08 Partizan 22 21 28.2 .446 .299 .750 6.9 1.6 .8 .3 10.6 11.7
2008–09 Partizan 19 15 26.1 .428 .324 .750 5.1 1.8 .8 .4 11.5 11.7
2009–10 Real Madrid 16 8 22.6 .500 .417 .576 4.1 1.8 .8 .3 7.9 9.1
2010–11 Real Madrid 19 2 12.1 .416 .333 .462 2.8 .5 .2 .2 3.4 3.3
2011–12 Real Madrid 7 1 11.5 .414 .300 .250 1.9 1.6 .7 .1 4.1 3.9
2013–14 Brose Baskets 5 4 20.0 .357 .083 .833 2.8 1.2 .4 .0 7.2 4.8
Career 120 52 17.2 .446 .310 .632 3.7 1.1 .6 .2 6.4 6.6

Notes

  1. ^ Euroleague.net Adriatic League Final Four.
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External links

  • Novica Veličković at abaliga.com
  • Novica Veličković at draftexpress.com
  • Novica Veličković at eurobasket.com
  • Novica Veličković at euroleague.net
  • Novica Veličković at tblstat.net
  • Novica Veličković on Twitter
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