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Matjaz Smodis


Full Name:
Matjaz Smodis
Position:
Forward
College:
N/A
Height:
6-9 (205 cm)
Weight:
265 (120.2 kg)
High School:
N/A
Birthdate:
December 13, 1979
Birthplace:
Slovenia

Statistics

HIGHLIGHTS
 Played his first season in Italy for Kinder Bologna in 2000-01 after developing in his native Slovenia for many years.
 Played for Novo Mesto in Slovenia from 1994-95 through 1999-2000.
 Dominated play in Slovenia his final two seasons there, scoring both inside and outside.
 Participated in the 2000 Nike Desert Classic in Tempe, Ariz.
  A member of the Slovenian National Team.
 Plays both forward positions in Europe, but prefers playing small forward on offense and power forward on defense.

 In Italy this season, averaged 8.2 points and 4.1 rebounds in 18.1 minutes.
 Helped Kinder Bologna to championships of the Italian National Cup and the Euroleague championship.

 In the 1999-2000 season, his final one in Slovenia, averaged 19.5 points and 7.7 rebounds.
  Shot 42.7% from three-point range and 83.6% from free throw line.
  Was named Most Valuable Player of both the regular season and playoffs.

  In 1998-99, had his best scoring season, averaging 21.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and shooting 43.4% from three-point range.
  Named Most Valuable Player of the Slovenian All-Star Game.
  Voted the second-best player in the league.

  According to scouting reports, has a fine perimeter touch that extends to three-point range.
 Strong and powerful, he has several effective post moves around the basket to go along with his perimeter game.
 Excellent catch-and-shoot player coming off a screen.
 Regarded by many observers as best big man from Slovenia currently playing in Europe.
 Speaks excellent English.


STATISTICS - Novo Mesto (Slovenia)
SEASON G FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST PTS AVG
1998-99 32 198 309 .641 143 176 .812 268 28 677 21.2
1999-00 30 136 229 .594 112 134 .836 230 35 585 19.5
TOTALS 62 334 538 .621 255 310 .823 498 63 1262 20.4
Three-point field goals: 1998-99. 46-for-106 (.434); 1999-2000, 67-for-157 (.427). Totals: 113-for-263 (.430).


STATISTICS - Kinder Bologna (Italy)
SEASON G FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST PTS AVG
2000-01 28 53 95 .558 33 45 .733 114 8 229 8.2
Three-point field goals:30-for-69 (.435).


 
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