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Luka Zaharijevic

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Luka Zaharijevic (nicknamed: "The Bazooka"[1] or "Bazooka"[2]) is a Canadian-Serbian professional basketball player from Vancouver, Canada. After a 5-year college basketball career[3] at the University of British Columbia as a UBC Thunderbird[3], Luka Zaharijevic has pursued a professional[4] career in Europe[5], having signed with BK NH Ostrava[6] in the NBL[7] first league of Czech Republic[4] for the 2018-2019 season[8] & with BC KK Palangos Kursiai[9] for in the NKL league of Lithuania for the 2019-2020 season[10].

Luka Zaharijevic #15 BK NH Ostrava (2018-2019)

Luka Zaharijevic[edit]

Position: Forward (PF/C)[5]

Height: 6’ 8” / 2.03m[5]

Weight: 250lbs / 115kg[5]

Wingspan: 6’ 11” / 2.11m[5]

Vertical Jump: 36’’ in / 0.91m

Age: 24 years old (Born: 20/09/1995)[5]

Hometown: Vancouver, Canada[5]

Citizenship: Canadian-Serbian Dual Citizen

Annual Statistics[edit]

2012-2013: Vancouver, BC / Kitsilano Secondary School: 23.0ppg, 14.0rpg, 6.0apg, 3.0bpg[11]

2013-2014: University of British Columbia (CIS): 11 games: 0.9ppg [3]

2014-2015: University of British Columbia (CIS): 19 games: 1.4ppg [3]

2015-2016: University of British Columbia (CIS): 26 games: 3.1ppg, 1.8rpg [3]

2016-2017: University of British Columbia (CIS, starting five): 20 games: 7.1ppg, 3.8rpg, FGP: 59.2%, FT: 65.0% [3]

2017-2018: University of British Columbia (CIS, starting five): 32 games (21min/game]: 10.8ppg, 6.7rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 66.5%, FT: 68.7% [3]

2018-2019: BK Nova Hut Ostrava (Czech Republic-NBL, starting five): 33 games [24min/game] : 10.4ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.5apg, EFF: 13.6, FGP: 59.8%, FT: 72.3% [8]

Per 40 min Stats (2017-2019):[edit]

28.3 Pts/40min, 18.1 Rbs/40min, 5.8 Ast/40min, 2.2 Stl/40min, 1.4 Blk/40min [5]

Season Highs[edit]

[3]Records in 2017-2018 with UBC Thunderbirds in USports Canada: PTS 26, REB 13, AST 5, STL 3, BLK 2, FG% 11/11 [100%] [3]

[7]Records in 2018-2019 with NH Ostrava in NBL Czech Republic: PTS 20, REB 12, AST 5, EFF 26 [7]

Awards/Achievements[edit]

[3]2015-2016:

  • Canada West Pioneer Division Regular Season Runner-Up
  • Canada West Semifinals
  • CIS National Tournament Quarterfinals

[3]2016-2017:

  • Canada West Regular Season Champion
  • Nationally Ranked 2nd in Canada (2016-2017)
  • 2nd in Canada National FG% Runner-Up

[3]2017-2018:

  • Canada West Regular Season Runner-Up
  • Nationally Ranked 4th in Canada (2017-2018)
  • Canada West Tournament Semifinals
  • 1st in Canada West for FG% [66.5%]
  • 3rd in Canada for Offensive Rebounds [83 Off. Rbs]
  • 5th in Canada for Points/40min [28.3 pts/40min]

2018-2019:

  • Top 10 in Rebounds NBL Czech Republic: #10 [12] 6.8 rpg
  • Top 5 in Offensive Rebounds NBL Czech Republic : #4 [13] 2.4 orpg


Mix-Tape Highlights:[edit]

[14]2017-2018: UBC Thunderbirds | CIS/USports Canada: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwpkIvnTr-k

[15]2018-2019: BK NH Ostrava | NBL Czech Republic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lribtu34gmg&t=86s

Game Tapes[16]:[edit]

GAME REB AST PTS GAME TAPE:
Czech Cup Game vs Olomoucko[17] 6 3 25 https://www.tvcom.cz/Zapas/Sport-Basketbal/Soutez-Cesky-pohar/Pohlavi-Muzi/Sezona-2018-2019/172173-NH-Ostrava-vs-BK-Olomoucko.htm
vs Decin[18] 7 5 20 https://www.tvcom.cz/Zapas/Sport-Basketbal/Soutez-Kooperativa-NBL/Cast-Zakladni/Pohlavi-Muzi/Sezona-2018-2019/167237-NH-Ostrava-BK-Decin.htm
vs Pardubice[19] 10 2 19 https://www.tvcom.cz/Zapas/Sport-Basketbal/Soutez-Kooperativa-NBL/Cast-Zakladni/Pohlavi-Muzi/Sezona-2018-2019/167261-NH-Ostrava-BK-JIP-Pardubice.htm
@ Kolin[20] 11 2 18 https://www.tvcom.cz/Zapas/Sport-Basketbal/Soutez-Kooperativa-NBL/Cast-Zakladni/Pohlavi-Muzi/Sezona-2018-2019/167219-BC-Kolin-NH-Ostrava.htm
@ Kralovsti Sokoli[21] 9 2 17 https://www.tvcom.cz/Zapas/Sport-Basketbal/Soutez-Kooperativa-NBL/Cast-Skupina-A2/Pohlavi-Muzi/Sezona-2018-2019/173185-Sokol-Hradec-Kralove-NH-Ostrava.htm
@ Olomoucko[22] 10 3 16 https://www.tvcom.cz/Zapas/Sport-Basketbal/Soutez-Kooperativa-NBL/Cast-Zakladni/Pohlavi-Muzi/Sezona-2018-2019/167148-BK-Olomoucko-NH-Ostrava.htm

References[edit]

  1. THE BAZOOKA: Luka "Bazooka" Zaharijevic - CTV NEWS 2011, retrieved 2019-11-22
  2. "Behind the Thunderbird: The Many Names of 'Bazooka'". University of British Columbia Athletics. Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 "Luka Zaharijevic - Men's Basketball". University of British Columbia Athletics. Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Luka Zaharijevic Basketball Player Profile, Palangos Kursiai, UBC, News, NKL stats, Career, Games Logs, Best, Awards - eurobasket". Eurobasket LLC. Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 "Luka Zaharijevic / Palangos – Starting 5". Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  6. Ostrava, N. H. "NH Ostrava". www.nhbasket.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 2019-11-22.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Proballers. "Luka Zaharijevic, Basketball Player". Proballers. Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "NBL.cz". www.nbl.cz. Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  9. "Palanga Curonians". Palanga Curonians. Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  10. "Luka Zaharijevic / Žaidėjai - NKL". www.nklyga.lt (in lietuvių). Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  11. Province, The; Sports; School, High; Email, Share Luka The Bazooka fully loaded and ready to make big-time impact with UBC's basketball 'Birds Tumblr Pinterest Google Plus Reddit LinkedIn; Tumblr; Pinterest; Plus, Google; Reddit; LinkedIn (2013-05-30). "Luka The Bazooka fully loaded and ready to make big-time impact with UBC's basketball 'Birds | The Province". Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  12. "NBL.cz". www.nbl.cz. Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  13. "NBL.cz". www.nbl.cz. Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  14. LUKA ZAHARIJEVIC: Senior Season FULL Highlights 2017-2018 | UBC Thunderbirds | PRO Scouting Report, retrieved 2019-11-22
  15. Scoring Highlights 2018-2019 | LUKA ZAHARIJEVIČ | #15 BK NH Ostrava | KNBL - 1st League Czech, retrieved 2019-11-22
  16. "Basketbal, Kooperativa NBL na TVCOM.CZ". www.tvcom.cz. Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  17. "NH Ostrava vs. BK Olomoucko (Český pohár, Muži)". www.tvcom.cz. Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  18. "NH Ostrava - BK ARMEX Děčín (Kooperativa NBL, Základní část, 16. kolo)". www.tvcom.cz. Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  19. "NH Ostrava - BK JIP Pardubice (Kooperativa NBL, Základní část, 20. kolo)". www.tvcom.cz. Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  20. "BC Geosan Kolín - NH Ostrava (Kooperativa NBL, Základní část, 13. kolo)". www.tvcom.cz. Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  21. "Kingspan Královští sokoli - NH Ostrava (Kooperativa NBL, Skupina A2, 7. kolo)". www.tvcom.cz. Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  22. "BK Olomoucko - NH Ostrava (Kooperativa NBL, Základní část, 1. kolo)". www.tvcom.cz. Retrieved 2019-11-22.

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