Uroš Slokar

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Uroš Slokar
Uros Slokar.jpg
No. 55SAM Basket Massagno
Position Power forward / Center
League Swiss League
Personal information
Born (1983-05-14) May 14, 1983 (age 35)
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 draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 58th overall
Selected by the Toronto Raptors
Playing career2001–present
Career history
2001–2003 Slovan Ljubljana
2003–2005 Benetton Treviso
2005 Snaidero Udine
2005–2006Benetton Treviso
2006–2007 Toronto Raptors
2007–2008 Triumph Lyubertsy
2008–2009 Fortitudo Bologna
2009–2010 Union Olimpija
2010 Montepaschi Siena
2010–2011 Assignia Manresa
2011–2012 Virtus Roma
2012–2013 Gran Canaria
2013 Alba Berlin
2013–2015 Estudiantes
2015–2016 Baloncesto Sevilla
2016 Juvecaserta Basket
2017 Pallacanestro Cantù
2018–present SAM Basket Massagno
Career highlights and awards

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.

Basketball team sport played on a court with baskets on either end

Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated.

Pallacanestro Cantù Italian professional basketball team

Pallacanestro Cantù, known for sponsorship reasons as San bernardo Cantù (domestically), is an Italian professional basketball club that is based in Cantù, Lombardy. On the European-wide club competition scene, Cantù is second only to Real Madrid – against whom they have an 8–2 record – for European trophies won, with twelve titles, in addition to three domestic Italian Leagues and two Italian Supercups.

Lega Basket Serie A top mens basketball league in Italy

The Lega Basket Serie A, officially abbreviated as LBA, and known for sponsorship reasons as the Serie A PosteMobile, is a professional men's club basketball league that has been organised in Italy since 1920. It constitutes the first and highest-tier level of the Italian league pyramid. The LBA, which is played under FIBA rules, currently consists of 16 teams, with the lowest-placed team relegated to the Serie A2 and replaced by the winner of the play-offs of that division.

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Pro career

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.

Premier A Slovenian Basketball League

The Premier A Slovenian Basketball League, abbreviated as 1. SKL and known as the Liga Nova KBM due to sponsorship reasons, is the top-level professional men's basketball league in Slovenia. The league, operated by the Basketball Federation of Slovenia, consists of 10 clubs. The most successful team is Olimpija with 17 titles.

Pallacanestro Treviso basketball team

Pallacanestro Treviso, named Benetton Basket due to a long running sponsorship by the Benetton Group and widely referred to as Benetton Treviso, is an Italian youth basketball club based in Treviso, Veneto.

Pallalcesto Amatori Udine, better known by the sponsorship name Snaidero Udine, was an Italian professional basketball club based in Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

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]

Liga ACB the first-tier-level mens professional basketball league in Spain

The Liga ACB, known as Liga Endesa for sponsorship reasons, is the top professional basketball division of the Spanish basketball league system. Administrated by the Asociación de Clubes de Baloncesto (ACB), Liga ACB is contested by 18 teams, with the two lowest-placed teams relegated to the LEB Oro and replaced by the top team in that division plus the winner of the playoffs.

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]

Pallacanestro Virtus Roma Italian professional basketball team

Pallacanestro Virtus Roma is an Italian professional basketball club based in Rome, Lazio. It plays in the Italian second division, since the 2015–16 season.

CB Gran Canaria basketball team

Club Baloncesto Gran Canaria – Claret, S.A.D., also known as Herbalife Gran Canaria by sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball club based in Las Palmas, Spain. The team plays in the Liga ACB and the EuroLeague. Their home arena is the Gran Canaria Arena.

Alba Berlin German basketball club

Alba Berlin,, is a prominent German professional basketball club that is based in Berlin, Germany. The club was founded in 1991, and is today the largest German national basketball club by membership figures. Alba Berlin hosts its home games at the Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin and competes in the German League and the EuroLeague or the EuroCup.

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]

Slovenian national team

Slokar (#4) at Eurobasket 2009 Slovenia - Croatia at Eurobasket 2009 4.jpg
Slokar (#4) at Eurobasket 2009

Internationally, Slokar has played with Slovenia at the 1999 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, the 2000 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, the 2002 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, the 2005 FIBA European Championship, the 2007 FIBA European Championship, the 2009 FIBA European Championship, the 2011 FIBA European Championship, the 2013 FIBA European Championship, the 2015 FIBA European Championship, the FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men 2008, the 2006 FIBA World Championship, the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2014 FIBA World Championship.

Awards and achievements

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References

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  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
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