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Franko Kastropil
Full Name: Franko Kastropil
Position: Center
Height/Weight: 7-0 / 265
Birthdate: March 8, 1984 (Split, Croatia)
High School:
Team: KK Split (Croatia)
Country: Croatia
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Croatian A-1 League
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2004-05 16 0 61 100 .610 28 51 .549 0 0 .000 95 8 16 13 150 9.40
2005-06 21 0 78 122 .639 46 92 .500 0 0 .000 153 17 11 0 202 9.60
Totals 37 0 139 222 .626 74 143 .517 0 0 .000 248 25 27 0 352 9.50
Adriatic League
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2004-05 28 0 78 134 .582 31 87 .356 0 0 .000 157 9 26 23 187 6.70

Career Highlights: Has been member of the Croatian Junior National Team. Played at the 2003 World Junior Championship. Member of the Croatian Under-20 National Team. He won the gold medal at the 2002 European Junior Championship. Won the 2002-03 Croatian National Championship with Split. Won the 2003-04 Croatian National Cup with Split. Played in the Croatian League All-Star Game in 2005 and 2006.

2005-06: Averaged 9.6 points and 7.3 rebounds in 19.6 minutes per game for KK Split in the Croatian A-1. Had a 13-point, 16-rebound effort in an upset win over Dubrovnik. Tallied 21 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Alkar.

2004-05: Averaged 9.4 points and 5.9 rebounds in 19.5 minutes per game in Croatian A-1 League play. In Adriatic League action, averaged 6.7 points and 5.6 rebounds.

2003-04: Appeared in six ULEB Cup games for KK Split, averaging 1.7 points and 6.0 rebounds. Appeared in 11 Adriatic League games, averaging 2.5 points and 1.7 rebounds. Averaged 3.0 points and 2.2 rebounds in Croatian League play.

2002-03: Playing for Croatia Osiguranje Split (A1), averaged 2.6 points and 2.4 rebounds. In the FIBA Champions Cup, appeared in seven games, averaging 3.7 points and 2.3 rebounds. Averaged 2.1 points and 1.8 rebounds in eight Croatian League games.

Strengths: Big and strong, with the athleticism to become a good defender. Gets most of his points off the offensive glass. Should also develop as a shot blocker.