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Cedevita agreed on cooperation with Damir Markota

Cedeviita have agreed on cooperation with Damir Markota, a player, that should help the team led by Jure Zdovc under the rims. Markota has terminated his cooperation with Usak Sportif of Turkey and will be introduced by his new club on Tuesday.

Damir Markota (Photo: FIBA Europe / Castoria/ Ceretti)

Damir Markota was the 59th pick at the 2006 NBA Draft and Milwaukee Bucks were the ones to acquire his rights from San Antonio Spurs. In his career, he played for Cibona, Zabok, Šanac Karlovac, Milwaukee Bucks, Tulsa 66ers, Spartak St. Petersburg, Žalgiris, Menorca, Bilbao, Petrol Olimpija, Zagreb, Besiktas, Brose Bamberg, Istanbul and Usak Sportif.

At the Usak he has, this season before he moved to Cedevita, had an average of 10.75 points, 4.75 rebounds and 1.62 assists in 32 minutes spent on court in the Turkish National Championship.

Markota has appeared in the jersey of Croatia National team in several big events. He played at the 2007, 2011 and 2013 EuroBasket tournaments and he also played at the World Cup in 2014. He achieved the biggest success with the national team in 2013 at the EuroBasket in Slovenia, where Croatia finished fourth. He also should have played at the 2008 Olympic Games, but was stopped by injury.

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Cedevita dogovorila suradnju s Damirom Markotom

Cedevita je dogovorila suradnju s Damirom Markotom, koji bi momčadi Jure Zdovca trebao pomoći ispod koša. Markota je raskinuo ugovor sa turskim Ušakom i bit će predstavljen već u utorak.

Markota je 2006. bio 59. izbor na NBA draftu, a prava na njega od San Antonio Spursa kupili su Milwaukee Bucksi. U svojoj karijeri igrao je za Cibonu, Zabok, Šanac Karlovac, Milwaukee Buckse, Tulsa 66erse, Spartak St. Petersburg, Žalgiris, Menorca, Bilbao, Petrol Olimpija, Zagreb, Besiktas, Brose Bamberg, Istanbul and Usak Sportif.

U Ušaku je ove sezone, prije nego što je prešao u Cedevitu, imao prosjek od 10,75 poena, 4,75 skokova i 1,62 asistencije za 32,1 minuta po susretu u turskom nacionalnom prvenstvu.

Markota je s reprezentacijom Hrvatske nastupio u nekoliko velikih natjecanja. Na Eurobasketu je za Hrvatsku igrao 2007., 2011. i 2013., a igrao je i na Svjetskom prvenstvu 2014. Najveći uspjeh s reprezentacijom je postigao 2013. na Eurobasketu u Sloveniji, gdje je Hrvatska završila kao četvrta. Trebao je za Hrvatsku nastupiti i na Olimpijskim igrama u Pekingu 2008., no spriječila ga je ozljeda.