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Marko Simonovic Headshot

Chicago Bulls | #19 | Center











6'11" | 220lb | 22 years

Player Bio

Simonovic was born Oct. 15, 1999 in Kolasin, Montenegro, FR Yugoslavia. He began playing professional basketball in Italy for a lower-league club, PMS Moncalieri, in 2015. On June 19, 2018, he signed a multi-year deal for Petrol Olimpija. A year later, he was loaned out to Mega Bemax for two years. On Nov. 18, 2020, Simonovic was selected with the 44th overall pick in the 2020 Draft by the Bulls. Simonovic began his professional career in Italy, playing for Mens Sana 1871 Siena, averaging 5.3 points and 2.8 rebounds in 11.7 minutes during the 2017-18 campaign. He played in Serbia the next season, averaging 5.5 points and 4.4 rebounds in 12.7 minutes for Union Olimpija. The following season, 2019-20, he remained in Serbia but changed teams to KK Mega Bemax. There, he averaged 16.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.2 blocks, 1.2 assists and 1.1 steals in 29.7 minutes. He also shot 50.1 percent from the field, 31.1 percent from three and 80.3 percent from the free-throw line. At the time of being drafted by the Bulls in the 2020 NBA Draft, he had appeared in seven games for KK Mega Bemax in the 2020-21 season, averaging 16.3 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists.