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C Velimir Radinovic (official thread)


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COLUMBUS, Ohio--Velimir Radinovic was selected 2004 Third Team All-Big Ten by the Big Ten men's basketball coaches and as a member of the honorable mention squad by the league's media.

Radinovic, a 7-foot senior center for the Buckeyes, led the Big Ten in field goal shooting percentage, connecting on 65.2 percent of his shots (107-164) this year. In league play, he connected on 64.4 percent (65-101) to lead the conference.

As a rebounder, Radinovic, a native of Oakville, Ontario near Toronto, was No. 10 in the league with an average of 6.1 a contest. In Big Ten play, he rated No. 6 in overall rebounds with 6.8 a game. On the offensive end, he averaged 2.86 rebounds in all games to rank No. 3 in the league and in Big Ten games grabbed 3.0 offensive rebounds to hold down the No. 2 spot.

For his career, Radinovic has scored 749 (6.8 ppg.) points with 471 (4.3 rpg.) rebounds in 110 career appearances, which includes 81 starts.

With 61 career blocked shots, he rates No. 8 all time at Ohio State.

The Buckeyes play next against Indiana in the opening round of the 2004 Big Ten Tournament at noon Thursday in Indianapolis. The game will be televised by ESPN.
Velimir Radinovic stays in Germany - Sep 18, 2011 (by Eurobasket News)

Velimir Radinovic (212-C-81, college: Ohio St.) will stay in Germany for at least one more year. The Serbian/Canadian center penned a deal with Walter Tigers Tuebingen. Radinovic spent last two seasons with Mitteldeutscher BC Weissenfels. In the latest one he had 6.6 ppg and 4.1 rpg for 27 games. In his first year with Mitteldeutscher Radinovic collected 6.2 ppg and 4.1 rpg for 9 games. In 2008/09, Velimir Radinovic played for Greek Iraklis. They competed in A2 at that time. In the past, he played for Hemofarm, Clermont and FMP Zeleznik. Radinovic is a product of the Ohio State University.

'Velimir Radinovic brings us the needed height. He has a lot of experience, knows the league and moves well. His strength is on defense and his pick and role is distinct', stressed Tigers head coach Igor Perovic.

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Velimir Radinovic Announces Official Retirement From Professional Basketball (I Would Like Basketball Fans To Remember That I Always Played A s Hard as I Could) - Apr 17, 2012

He spoke to eurobasket about his career and issued this statement. 'I officially announce my retirement from professional basketball. At this time I think it's best for my family and myself that I walk away, and concentrate on moving forward with a more sustainable career path. Unfortunately I cannot continue to endure the rigours that is required of a professional athlete, and to compete at a high level. I want to thank all my former coaches, teammates, Managers for all the opportunities that the game of basketball has provided me.'

The last team that you played for was the Walter Tigers Tuebingen leaving in November 2011. How tough is it in general not playing looking for a new job and seeing other guys playing?

It's surprisingly not that tough. Don't get me wrong, I loved playing but I definitely don't miss practicing. I enjoy watching the game, I've been following the NCAA tournament pretty closely and cringe at the thought of running up and down the floor right now.

You are 31 years old now and are going to hang up your sneakers after 7 professional seasons.
You probably wanted to keep playing, but injuries and your body have put a dent into your career. What physically is hindering you from continuing your basketball career?

Unfortunately I am suffering from a degenerative right knee. I had torn my meniscus while playing for MBC right before the season started, and I probably came back to play a little too soon, which really wasn't good for my knee. The end result is a pretty beat up right knee.

Did you have a feeling in the last few years that your body might not be on the same page as you in terms of playing?


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