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Rade Zagorac
No. 25 – Real Betis Energía Plus
Position Small forward
League Liga ACB
Personal information
Born (1995-08-12) August 12, 1995 (age 22)
Belgrade, Serbia, FR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2016 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career 2012–present
Career history
2012–2017 Mega Leks
2013–2014 Smederevo 1953
2017–present Real Betis Energía Plus
Career highlights and awards

Rade Zagorac (Serbian Cyrillic: Раде Загорац, born 12 August 1995) is a Serbian professional basketball player for Real Betis Energía Plus of the Liga ACB.. Standing at 6 ft 9 in (2.05 m), he plays at the small forward position.

Professional career[edit]

Mega Basket[edit]

Zagorac began his professional career with Mega Vizura starting with 2012–13 season. He spent the 2013–14 season on loan to Smederevo 1953. He returned to Mega for the 2014–15 season.

On October 1, 2015, in the Round 1 game of the Adriatic League against Crvena zvezda, he broke his left arm.[1] He returned to the court on January 17, in a game against Tajfun. Until the end of the season he played a total of 13 Adriatic League games, averaging 13.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. Mega Leks made it to the Finals where it lost to Crvena zvezda.

On July 2, 2016, Zagorac signed a new two-year contract with Mega Leks.[2] Over 26 games in the 2016–17 ABA League season, he averaged 15 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.

NBA[edit]

In April 2015, Zagorac declared himself eligible for the 2015 NBA draft,[3] only to withdraw later.[4] On June 23, 2016, he was selected in the NBA draft by the Boston Celtics (2nd round, 35th overall).[5] His draft rights were later traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, for a future first round pick.[6] He played for Grizzlies during the 2017 NBA Summer League. On July 17, 2017, Zagorac signed with the Grizzlies.[7] On October 16, Grizzlies waived him prior the start of 2017–18 season.[8]

Real Betis Energía Plus[edit]

On November 28, 2017, Zagorac signed with Spanish club Real Betis Energía Plus until the end of the 2018–19 season.[9]

3x3 basketball career[edit]

Zagorac won gold medal at the 2012 FIBA 3x3 Under-18 World Championships representing Serbia national 3x3 under-18 team together with Luka Anđušić, Miloš Janković, and Mihajlo Andrić.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zagorac tri meseca van terena". b92.net (in Serbian). 1 October 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Rade Zagorac signs a two-year contract extension with Mega Leks". Sportando.com. 2 July 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Rade Zagorac will declare for the 2015 NBA Draft". sportando.com. 17 April 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "NBA release official NBA Draft Early-Entry/Withdrawal List". sportando.com. 16 June 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "2016 NBA Draft Board". NBA.com. Archived from the original on 2016-06-24. Retrieved 2016-06-24. 
  6. ^ "Grizzlies acquire Draft Rights to Deyonta Davis and Rade Zagorac from Celtics". NBA.com. June 24, 2016. Retrieved July 3, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Grizzlies sign Rade Zagorac". NBA.com. July 17, 2017. Retrieved July 17, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Grizzlies waive 2016 draft picks Wade Baldwin, Rade Zagorac". espn.com. Retrieved 17 October 2017. 
  9. ^ "Principio de acuerdo para la incorporación de Rade Zagorac". realbetisbalompie.es (in Spanish). 28 November 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2017. 

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