Slovenian basketball player is fighting for the NBA, and he’s on Cleveland’s roster

April 7, 2018 at 5:45 pm
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Slovenian basketball player Vladimir Brodzianski is fighting for a place in the NBA. As a member of the NBA Summer League, he appeared on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ roster last season’s finalists.

The 20-year-old hub has been a Texas Christian University player for the past three seasons. He was most prominent during his senior year, when he averaged 15.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.6 blocks per game as part of a basic lineup.

Those performances earned him a spot on one of the best teams in the Big 12, he was also a member of the Recee College All-Star Game and was nominated for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Best Pivot Award.

The Slovenian basketball player finished his college career as the player with the most blocks in school history (171). Brodziansky has already completed workouts with the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers.

“I am so grateful to the Cleveland Cavaliers organization for the opportunity to wear their jerseys for summer league, it is a huge honor for me. I cherish this unique opportunity so much. I am fully aware of the power, the tremendous talent and the Brodziansky told slovakbasket.sk.

The Cavaliers have several interesting names in summer league, including this year’s NBA rookie Collin Sexton. Not even Cedi Osman or Ante Zizič. Cleveland plays the Washington Wizards from Friday through Saturday. The next day we’ll face the Chicago Bulls, and Monday-Tuesday we’ll face the Indiana Pacers.

So far, the only Slovakian who has tasted the NBA is Richard Petrushka. In overseas professional leagues, he played for Houston in the 1993/1994 season, which ended with a championship.

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