Zoran Erceg

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Zoran Erceg
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Erceg with Galatasaray in October, 2013.
Personal information
Born (1985-01-11) 11 January 1985 (age 35)
Pakrac, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian
Listed height2.11 m (6 ft 11 in)
Listed weight112 kg (247 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Playing career2002–2015
Position Power forward
Number4, 7, 14, 17
Career history
2002–2003Polet Novi Bečej
2003–2008 FMP
2006Borac Čačak
2008–2011 Olympiacos
2009–2010Panionios
2011–2012 Beşiktaş
2012–2013 CSKA Moscow
2013–2015 Galatasaray
Career highlights and awards

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.

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Professional career

Early years

Erceg started playing professionally with Polet Keramika Novi Bečej in 2002, before going to FMP in 2003. In 2006 he was shortly loaned to Borac Čačak.

Olympiacos (2008–11)

He signed a 5-year contract with the Greek team Olympiacos Piraeus in June 2008. [1] In December 2009, Erceg was loaned to Panionios for the rest of the 2009–10 season. [2]

Beşiktaş (2011–12)

In August 2011, he signed a one-year deal with the Turkish team Beşiktaş. [3] 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)

On 29 June 2012 he signed a three-year contract with the Russian team CSKA Moscow. [4] 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.

Galatasaray (2013–15)

Despite having a three-year contract, Erceg terminated it and signed a two-year contract with Galatasaray Liv Hospital in July 2013. [5] [6] 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. [7] 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. [8] He also hit a 30 feet far buzzer-beater to put the game in an overtime. [9] For such performance, he was named the Euroleague MVP of Round 6, for the first time in his career. [10]

National team career

Erceg played with the senior Serbian national basketball team at the EuroBasket 2007.

He represented Serbia once again at the EuroBasket 2015 under head coach Aleksandar Đorđević. [11] 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, [12] and eventually lost to the host team France in the bronze-medal game 68–81. [13] 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. [14]

Career statistics

Legend
  GPGames 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
 Bold Career high

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.

EuroLeague

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPGPIR
2008–09 Olympiacos 20111.8.583.445.5592.1.3.5.15.04.5
2010–11 16417.8.413.297.8753.1.5.4.45.95.7
2012–13 CSKA 15514.4.457.375.9172.5.5.7.16.26.5
2013–14 Galatasaray 252327.5.400.333.9254.91.6.6.211.213.2
2014–15 222230.7.408.388.8994.3.91.2.115.015.4
Career985522.5.427.363.8543.6.8.7.29.19.7

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