Full Name:
Bostjan Nachbar
Position:
Forward
College:
N/A
Height:
6-9 (2.05 m)
Weight:
221 (100.2 kg)
Team:
Benetton Treviso (Italy)
Birthdate:
July 3, 1980
Birthplace:
Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia

Statistics

NBA DRAFT 2002
Selected in the first round (15th overall) by the Houston Rockets.

HIGHLIGHTS
Originally an early entry candidate for the 2001 NBA Draft, he withdrew his name from consideration and is now eligible to be selected as a player playing outside the United States who is in the calendar year of his 22nd birthday.
A member of the Slovenian National Team, he has played for four teams in the past five seasons, explaining his uneven playing time and statistics.
Played in the Slovenian All-Star Game in 1999 and 2000, and in the Nike Hoop Summit games of 1999 and 2000.
Now playing for Benetton Treviso in Italy, where former NBA player and coach Mike D’Antoni is the head coach.
Teammates include former NBA guard Tyus Edney.

In his second season for Benetton Treviso in 2001-02, earned 24.1 minutes per game and averaged 13.7 points and 4.1 rebounds.
Has become a capable three-point shooting threat, hitting 37.4 percent of his three-point attempts.
Scored a season-high 30 points vs. Lauretana, making 11 of 12 two-point field goal attempts.
Grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds vs. Adecco Milan.

In 2000-01 season, averaged 4.3 points and 1.5 rebounds in 11 minutes per game for Benetton.
Became the youngest foreign player to play in the Italian A-1 League that season.

In 1999-2000 season, played for Pivovarna Lasko in Slovenia.
Averaged 9.0 points and 2.6 rebounds in 31 minutes per game.
Hit 17 of 40 three-point attempts.

In 1998-99 season, played for Maribor in Slovenia.
Posted 12.3 ppg and 3.2 rpg in 24.3 mpg.

In 1997-98 season, played for Olimpija Ljubljana in Slovenia.
Averaged 7.4 points and 2.4 rebounds in 19.8 minutes per game.
His team won the Lithuanian national championship.
Scouting reports say he is suited to the small forward position, as he loves the uptempo style and is a hard worker.
He possesses good ballhandling skills for a player his size and can play both guard and forward.

According to the J&J European Basketball Register, has a well-rounded offensive game and is a team player.
Their report indicates he can shoot facing the basket on the perimeter or use a jump hook close to the basket.
Recent scouting reports praise his ability to run the court and finish on the break.

STATISTICS
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
1997-98 24   61 95 .642 38 50 .760 58 19 22   178 7.4
1998-99 26   98 173 .566 101 131 .771 84 19 24   321 12.3
1999-00 32   78 146 .534 82 117 .701 84 37 21   289 9.0
2000-01 30 1 35 80 .438 37 48 .771 51 11 27 3 128 4.3
2001-02 35 33 122 202 .604 107 136 .787 145 47 78 10 480 13.7
Totals 151   394 696 .566 365 482 .757 422 133 172   1396 9.2
Three-point field goals: 1997-98, 6-for-28 (.214); 1998-99, 8-for-44 (.182); 1999-00, 17-for-40 (.425); 2000-01, 7-for-29 (.241); 2001-02, 43-for-115 (.374). Totals: 81-for-256 (.316).