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Edo Murić

Edo Murić Slovenian professional basketball player

Slovenian professional basketball player
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Intro Slovenian professional basketball player
Is Athlete Basketball player
From Slovenia
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 27 November 1991, Ljubljana, Ljubljana City Municipality, Slovenia
Age: 28 years
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Biography

Edo Murić (born November 27, 1991) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL). He also represents the Slovenian national basketball team. Standing at 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in), he plays the small forward position.

Professional career

Murić started playing basketball for Ljubljana-based team Parklji. In the season 2008–09 he was loaned to TCG Mercator for one season. In the 2009–10 season he returned to Parklji where he stayed until the summer of 2010.

Krka

In 2010, Murić signed a contract with the Slovenian team Krka. With Krka he won the 2010–11 FIBA EuroChallenge winning 83-77 in the final against Lokomotiv Kuban. In 17 games he averaged 4.9 points, 0.6 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game in the 2010–11 FIBA EuroChallenge. He played four seasons with Krka and won the EuroChallenge, Slovenian Basketball Cup and four times Slovenian League. The 2013–14 season was his last season with Krka and it was also his best season where averaged 13.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game in ABA league.

NBA Summer League

He played for the Atlanta Hawks 2014 NBA Summer League team. On 12 July 2014, Murić played his first match in NBA Summer League, against Washington Wizards and scored 4 points in 5 minutes on the court. A day later, Edo Murić played his best game in the NBA Summer League against NBA D-League Select, where he scored 4 points and he had 4 rebounds.

Partizan

On 11 September 2014 Murić signed a three–year deal with the Serbian team Partizan Belgrade.

2014–15 season

On 26 September 2014, Murić made his debut for Partizan in a friendly match against EA7 Milano where he scored 29 points and was most effective player in that match. Murić has made his debut for Partizan in the ABA League against his former club Krka and scored 22 points on 8 October 2014. On 29 October 2014, he played his most efficient match in the Eurocup, against Hapoel Jerusalem; he scored 21 points. On 30 November 2014, in the match against Crvena zvezda, Murić was injured in a duel with his countryman Jaka Blažič and due to that injury he had to pause one month. In Eurocup he played 7 matches and he averaged 14 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game, all career-high. Over 21 games in the ABA League, he averaged 11.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2 assists per game.

Banvit

On July 30, 2016, Murić signed with Turkish club Banvit.

Slovenian national team

Since 2011 Murić has been member of the senior men's Slovenian national basketball team.

Murić has played on EuroBasket 2011 in Lithuania. On 14 September 2011, Slovenia has stopped in quarterfinals by Spain with 86–64. Slovenia is in victory over Serbia take seventh place and in that match Murić has scored 8 points and had 3 rebounds. Over 11 tournament games, Murić averaged 2.7 points, 0.5 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game.

Murić has played on EuroBasket 2013 in Slovenia. Slovenia has take fifth place after victory over Ukraine 69–63 and Murić has scored 9 points and had 4 rebounds. On FIBA EuroBasket 2013, Murić has played 10 matches and averaged 3.4 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.

On World Cup 2014 in Spain, he has also been a member of Slovenian national basketball team which won seventh place. On 30 August 2014, in the first game of Group C, Slovenia has played against Australia and won with a score 80–90 and Murić has scored 5 points. In the first phase of the tournament, Slovenia dominated in the Group D with 4-1 record together with Lithuania. However, they were stopped in the semifinal game by United States with 76–119 and Edo Murić scored 6 points for almost 10 minutes on the court. Over 7 tournament games, Murić averaged 3.4 points and 2 rebounds per game on 46.2% shooting from the field and 25% from the three-point line.

Personal life

He was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia. His older brother Dino is also a professional basketball player.

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