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Kosta Perovic
Full Name: Kosta Perovic
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 7-2 / 240
Birthdate: February 19, 1985 (Osijek, Croatia)
High School:
Team: Partizan Belgrade (Serbia & Montenegro)
Country: Croatia
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YUBA League
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2000-01 5 0 11 20 .550 3 4 .750 2 9 .222 6 7 4 0 27 5.40
2001-02 11 0 12 33 .364 18 22 .818 1 1 .000 34 2 5 0 43 3.90
2002-03 22 0 28 47 .596 22 29 .759 0 0 52 13 7 14 78 3.50
2003-04 30 0 112 198 .566 85 119 .714 0 1 .000 147 23 26 23 309 10.3
2004-05 19 0 104 175 .594 73 101 .723 0 1 .000 103 22 30 16 281 14.8
Totals 87 0 267 473 .564 201 275 .731 3 12 .250 342 67 72 53 738 8.50
Euroleague
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2002-03 12 0 8 18 .444 6 9 .667 0 0 22 2 1 3 22 1.80
2003-04 9 0 27 55 .490 8 15 .533 0 0 36 9 4 6 62 6.80
2004-05 12 0 38 88 .432 33 53 .622 0 1 .000 56 11 15 11 109 9.00
2005-06 13 0 48 95 .505 39 58 .672 0 0 57 5 23 8 135 10.3
Totals 46 0 121 256 .473 86 135 .637 0 1 .000 171 27 43 28 328 7.10
Adriatic League
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2004-05 21 0 97 185 .524 73 103 .709 0 0 49 19 29 18 267 12.7
2005-06 29 0 125 233 .536 102 157 .650 0 1 .000 109 19 33 25 352 12.1
Totals 50 0 222 418 .531 175 260 .673 0 1 .000 158 38 62 43 619 12.4

An early entry candidate for the 2006 NBA Draft. Originally an early entry candidate for the 2004 and 2005 NBA Drafts before withdrawing his name from consideration each time.

Career Highlights: Began playing with KK Beopetrol Belgrade youth teams. Played for the Yugoslav Cadets National Team. Won the gold medal at the 2001 European Cadets Championship. Played for the Yugoslav Junior National Team. Member of the Serbia & Montenegro Under-20 National Team. Member of the Serbia & Montenegro National Team.

2005-06: Averaged 12.1 points and 6.1 rebounds in 23.3 minutes a contest for Partizan Belgrade in the Adriatic League. Contributed 10.3 points and 4.3 rebounds in 26.4 minutes a contest in 13 Euroleague games.

2004-05: Averaged 14.8 points and 5.4 rebounds for Partizan Belgrade in YUBA League action. Contributed 12.7 points and 4.6 rebounds in 24.6 minutes a contest in Adriatic League play. In 12 Euroleague games, averaged 9.0 points and 4.7 rebounds in 25.8 minutes a contest.

2003-04: Appeared in nine Euroleague games with Partizan Belgrade, averaging 6.8 points and 4.0 rebounds in 22.2 minutes a contest. Scored a season-high 16 points, to go with six rebounds and four blocks against Pau-Orthez. During the YUBA regular season, averaged 10.3 points and 4.9 rebounds.

2002-03: Signed for the 2002-03 season by BC Partizan Belgrade. Helped the team capture the 2002-03 Serbia & Montenegro National Championship. Averaged 3.5 points and 4.3 rebounds in the YUBA regular season. Also appeared in 12 Euroleague games, averaging 1.8 points and 1.8 rebounds in 10.4 minutes a contest.

Strengths: According to scouting reports, he has soft hands, quick feet and can score around the basket. His defense is said to be well ahead of his offense at this point.