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Full Name: Vladimir Vranes
Position: Center
Height/Weight: 7-4 (2.23 m)/ 250 (113.4 kg)
Birthdate: January 30, 1983 (Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro)
Team: Buducnost (Serbia & Montenegro)

Selected in the second round (39th overall) by the New York Knicks

Three-point field goals: 0-for-0 (.000).

YUBA League
Three-point field goals: 0-for-0 (.000).

An early entry candidate for the 2003 NBA Draft.

Career Notes: One of the tallest players in Europe, he has been brought along slowly and has seen little action at the top levels in Europe. Sometimes listed as tall as 7-6 (2.28 m). He has been a member of top European teams, including FMP Zeleznik (Serbia & Montenegro), Efes Pilsen (Turkey) and now Buducnost.

(2002-03): Saw very limited minutes in Euroleague play, but did make an appearance in all 14 games. Played an average of 9.9 minutes per game in Euroleague play and averaged 3.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocked shots. Got more minutes in YUBA League play, where Buducnost finished fourth in regular season. Scored 13 points in a win over Beograd. Scored seven points vs. FMP Zeleznik.

Strengths: Runs up and down the court well for a player of his height. Has the ability to rebound and block shots. Offensive game is coming around, but his defensive development is ahead of his offensive development.