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Full Name: Zoran Planinic
Position: Guard/Forward
Height/Weight: 6-7 (2.00 m)/ 195 (88.4 kg)
Birthdate: September 12, 1982 (Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Previous Team: Benston (Croatia)
Team: Cibona Zagreb (Croatia)

NBA DRAFT 2003
Selected in the first round (22nd overall) by the New Jersey Nets


Croatia Regular Season
SeasonGGSFGMFGAPCTFTMFTAPCTREBASTSTLBLPTSAVG
1999-002264124.5163758.63848372401898.6
2000-01295185.6001932.59467553501455.0
2001-0272044.4541525.6001315120618.7
2002-03214484.5243054.55638472411517.2
Totals79179337.531101169.5981661549515466.9
Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 8-for-38 (.211); 2000-01, 8-for-30 (.267); 2001-02, 2-for-9 (.222); 2002-03, 12-for-34. Totals: 30-for-111 (.270).

Euroleague
SeasonGGSFGMFGAPCTFTMFTAPCTREBASTSTLBLPTSAVG
2000-015510.50000.0007611102.0
2001-0282447.5112841.6831819939712.1
2002-03184180.5123559.59350511511417.8
Totals3170137.51163100.63075762552488.0
Three-point field goals: 2000-01, 0-for-7 (.000); 2001-02, 7-for-14 (.500); 2002-03, 8-for-34 (.235). Totals: 15-for-55 (.273).

An early entry candidate for the 2003 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Helped Cibona to the Croatian National Championship in 2001 and 2002. Was named MVP of the 2001 Euroleague Opening Tournament. Was named the 2001-02 Best Croatian Young Player. Has been a member of the Croatian Under-22 National Team and helped his team to the silver medal at the 2001 World Under-22 Championship. Has been a member of the Croatian Junior National Team. Helped his team to the bronze medal at the 1999 World Junior Championship.

(2002-03): Played about 22 minutes per game in 18 Euroleague contests, averaging 7.8 points and 2.8 assists. Scored 17 points (on 7-for-10 shooting) vs. Alba Berlin of Germany. Tallied 14 points, eight assists and five rebounds vs. AEK of Greece. Posted 13 points, six assists and four rebounds vs. Barcelona.

(2001-02): Played only seven Croatian League games and eight Euroleague games in 2001-02 due to injury. In his Euroleague stints, averaged 12.1 points and shot over 50 percent from the field. Erupted for 30 points, including five-of-five from three-point range, vs. Partizan of Yugoslavia. Tallied 18 points, five assists and four rebounds vs. Oostende of Belgium. In Croatian League games, averaged 8.7 points and 2.1 assists.

(2000-01): Played one season for Benston (Croatia) in 1999-2000 before signing with Cibona prior to the 2000-01 season.

Strengths: Has played both guard spots and small forward, but his NBA position would likely be shooting guard. Scouting reports indicate he has a playmakerís ability to anticipate the pass and makes very few mistakes. Will have to gain weight and strength to play in the NBA, as he has a thin build. Reports indicate he has great stamina and will run the court relentlessly.