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Full Name: Sani Becirovic
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-5 (1.96 m)/ 197 (89.3 kg)
Birthdate: May 19, 1981 (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Previous Team: Olimpija Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Team: Virtus Bologna (Italy)

NBA DRAFT 2003
Selected in the second round (46th overall) by the Denver Nuggets


Slovenia
SeasonGGSFGMFGAPCTFTMFTAPCTREBASTSTLBLPTSAVG
1997-98265396.5526988.78434342298.8
1998-9932126208.606140179.78237476651816.2
1999-003169124.5568190.90060724831210.1
2000-0129100190.526127155.81976805538413.2
Totals118348618.563417512.814207233144312.2
Three-point field goals: 1997-98, 18-for-52 (.346); 1998-99, 42-for-101 (.416); 1999-00, 31-for-69 (.449); 2000-01, 19-for-60 (.317). Totals: 110-for-282 (.390).

Virtus Bologna (Italy)
SeasonGGSFGMFGAPCTFTMFTAPCTREBASTSTLBLPTSAVG
2001-022454791.5165066.75851364531837.6
Three-point field goals: 2001-02, 13-for-52 (.250).

Originally an early entry candidate for the 2000 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration. Suffered knee injuries that caused him to be dropped from the Virtus Bologna team in November 2002.

Career Highlights: Played for Virtus Bologna in Italy during 2001-02 season after sterling career in Slovenia. Played in Slovenian All-Star Game for three straight seasons (1999 to 2001). Played for Pivovarna Lasko from 1997 to 1999 before moving to Olimpija Ljubljana for the 1999-2000 season. Became a member of the Slovenian National Team in 1998. Was voted the Most Valuable Player of the 1998 European Junior Championship. Was previously a member of the Slovenian Junior National Team and the Slovenian Under-20 National Team.

(2001-02): Playing for Virtus Bologna, averaged about 18 minutes per game as key reserve. Averaged 7.6 points, 1.5 assists and 2.1 rebounds. Scored a season-high 26 points, including 11-for-11 from the line, vs. Trieste. Notched 21 points, four rebounds and four steals vs. Wurth Roma. Tallied 18 points each against Snaidero Udine and Metis Varese. Scored 13 points and added six assists vs. Mabo Livorno.

(2000-01): In his final season playing for Olimpija Ljubljana, led his team to the Slovenian League Championship. Averaged 13.2 points, 2.8 assists and 2.6 rebounds. Won the Slovenian National Cup for the second straight season.

(1999-00): In the first of two seasons playing for Olimpija Ljubljana, averaged 10.1 points.

(1998-99): In final season for Pivovarna Lasko, averaged 16.2 points and shot 42 percent from three-point range.

Personal: He is the son of a professional basketball coach from Slovenia, Memi Becirovic, now coaching the Slovenian Junior National Team. He began playing in the Slovenian professional leagues at the age of 14.