Goran Dragić


Goran Dragić

Infobox NBA Player
name = Goran Dragić



caption = Replace this caption
height_ft = 6
height_in = 4
weight_lb = 180
position = Point guard
Shooting guard
birth_date = birth date and age|1986|5|6|df=yes
birth_place = Ljubljana, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
league = NBA
team = Phoenix Suns
number = 2
highschool =
college =
nationality = Slovenian
draft = 45th overall
draft_team = San Antonio Spurs
draft_year = 2008
career_start = 2003
career_end =
former_teams = Ilirija Ljubljana (2003–2004)
KD Slovan (2004–2006)
CB Murcia (2006–2007)
Olimpija Ljubljana (2007–2008)
awards =

Goran Dragić (born May 6 1986 in Ljubljana, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Slovenian professional basketball player. He is height|ft=6|in=4|wiki=yes in height and he weighs convert|180|lb|kg st|abbr=on|lk=on. He plays at both the point guard and shooting guard positions. He signed with the Phoenix Suns of the NBA on September 22, 2008. [http://www.nba.com/suns/news/sign_dragic_080825.html Suns sign Goran Dragic.] "Phoenix Suns", Sep 22, 2008]

Pro career

Europe

Dragić began his professional career in the year 2003 at the age of 17 with the Slovenian 2D League club Ilirija Ljubljana. He played there for one year before transferring to the Slovenian Premier A League and Adriatic League club KD Slovan in 2004. After spending two years with Slovan, he transferred to the Spanish ACB League club CB Murcia in 2006.

Dragić joined the Slovenian League, Adriatic League and Euroleague club Olimpija Ljubljana in the year 2007, and he played there for one year, during the 2007-08 season, winning the Slovenian League championship with them.

NBA

Dragić entered the 2008 NBA Draft, where he was selected in the second round, 45th overall, by the San Antonio Spurs. His draft rights were then traded to the Phoenix Suns. After the Suns finished a deal with TAU Ceramica, with whom he was under contract, they officially signed him on September 22, 2008.

lovenian national basketball team

Junior national team

Dragić won the gold medal at the 2004 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship with the Slovenian junior national team. He also played at the 2005 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.

enior national team

He also competed with the senior men's Slovenian national basketball team at the 2006 FIBA World Championship and the 2007 European Championship.

Awards and accomplishments

*Won the gold medal at the FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship (2004)
*Slovenian League All-Star (2006)
*Won the Slovenian League national championship (2008)

References

External links

* [http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?clubcode=lju&pcode=THB Euroleague.net player profile]
* [http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Goran-Dragic-1025/ DraftExpress.com player profile]
* [http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?playerId=18990&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fnbadraft%2fdraft%2ftracker%2fplayer%3fplayerId%3d18990 ESPN.com player NBA draft profile]
* [http://www.kzs-zveza.si/kzs/index.php Basketball association of Slovenia Dragic article]


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