Its more than 17 seasons of existence have established the 7DAYS EuroCup as a consistently compelling competition in which to see players blossom over the arcs of their careers.
One such star is 33-year-old center Vladimir Stimac, who has been between the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and the EuroCup for the best part of his professional basketball career.
Here are some of the facts that make Stimac a true EuroCup all-timer!
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Stimac made his EuroCup debut with Crvena Zvezda Belgrade on January 27, 2009? He had 14 points and 8 rebounds in a 73-85 home loss against Pamesa Valencia.
He has played parts of six EuroCup seasons with five teams - Zvezda, CEZ Nymburk, Banvit Bandirma, FC Bayern Munich and Turk Telekom Ankara?
Stimac has made 6 three-point shots from just 10 attempts during his EuroCup career? He is not a specialist, but watch out if he is open!
He set career-highs of 24 points and 30 PIR with Bayern against Union Olimpija Ljubljana on January 20, 2015?
Stimac had a EuroCup career-high 14 rebounds with Bayern against Brose Baskets Bamberg on February 11, 2015?
He ranks eighth all-time in rebounds per 40 minutes? He has averaged 5.7 rebounds per game, but that number rises to 11.9 prorated over 40 minutes.
Stimac ranks 24th all-time in points per 40 minutes at 22.3?
He ranks seventh in PIR per 40 minutes at 27.4?
Stimac has played 63 EuroCup games? Only two players with that many games or more have a better field goal percentage than his 60.5%. They are Vladimir Dragicevic (60.9%) and Marko Banic (65.4%).
He has accumulated 666 points (10.6 ppg.) and 356 rebounds in his EuroCup career?
Stimac has recorded six double-doubles in this EuroCup career? He has one each with Bayern and Nymburk, and two each with Banvit and Telekom
He led the 2018-19 EuroCup Regular Season in PIR (19.8) and ranked third in rebounds (7.1 rpg.) while playing for Telekom?
Stimac ranked third in PIR per 40 minutes (35.8) in the 2014-15 EuroCup Top 16 while playing for Bayern?