The Most Famous

BASKETBALL PLAYERS from Bosnia and Herzegovina

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This page contains a list of the greatest Bosnian, Herzegovinian Basketball Players. The pantheon dataset contains 1,264 Basketball Players, 19 of which were born in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This makes Bosnia and Herzegovina the birth place of the 11th most number of Basketball Players behind Slovenia and Greece.

Top 10

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Bosnian, Herzegovinian Basketball Players of all time. This list of famous Bosnian, Herzegovinian Basketball Players is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity. Visit the rankings page to view the entire list of Bosnian, Herzegovinian Basketball Players.

Photo of Dražen Dalipagić

1. Dražen Dalipagić (1951 - )

With an HPI of 65.32, Dražen Dalipagić is the most famous Bosnian, Herzegovinian Basketball Player.  His biography has been translated into 23 different languages on wikipedia.

Dražen "Praja" Dalipagić (born 27 November 1951) is a Serbian retired professional basketball player and head coach. He was selected the best athlete of Yugoslavia in the year 1978, and is one of the most decorated athletes in Yugoslavian history. He was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991. Dalipagić was enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a player in 2004, and into the FIBA Hall of Fame, also as a player, in 2007. In 2008, he was named one of the 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors. During his professional playing career, he scored at least 50 points in a game 15 times. His single-game career scoring high was 70 points scored, achieved during an Italian League game, between Venezia and Virtus Bologna, on 25 January 1987. He was nicknamed "The Sky Jumper".

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2. Mirza Delibašić (1954 - 2001)

With an HPI of 63.77, Mirza Delibašić is the 2nd most famous Bosnian, Herzegovinian Basketball Player.  His biography has been translated into 24 different languages.

Mirza Delibašić (Serbo-Croatian Cyrillic: Мирза Делибашић; 9 January 1954 – 8 December 2001) was a Bosnian and Yugoslav professional basketball player and coach. Delibašić was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991. He was enshrined into the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2007. In 2008, he was named one of the 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors. He is widely considered as one of the best shooters in the history of European basketball.

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3. Predrag Danilović (1970 - )

With an HPI of 56.79, Predrag Danilović is the 3rd most famous Bosnian, Herzegovinian Basketball Player.  His biography has been translated into 20 different languages.

Predrag "Saša" Danilović (Serbian Cyrillic: Предраг "Саша" Даниловић, pronounced [prêdraːɡ saːʃa danǐːloʋitɕ]; born February 26, 1970), usually referred to in English as Sasha Danilović, is a Serbian professional basketball executive and former player, considered one of the best European shooting guards during the 1990s. Danilović was the EuroLeague Final Four MVP in 1992, was voted Mister Europa Player of the Year in 1998, and was Italian League MVP the same year. Beginning in 2007, Danilović served as the president of Partizan, the club with which he spent six years as a player, during the 1980s and early 1990s. In 2015, he resigned from the position. On 15 December 2016, Danilović became the president of the Basketball Federation of Serbia (KSS).

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4. Zoran Savić (1966 - )

With an HPI of 54.45, Zoran Savić is the 4th most famous Bosnian, Herzegovinian Basketball Player.  His biography has been translated into 16 different languages.

Zoran Savić (Serbian Cyrillic: Зоран Савић; born November 18, 1966) is a Serbian professional basketball executive and former player who is the sports director of Partizan. The 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) tall center played in various European countries.

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5. Bojan Bogdanović (1989 - )

With an HPI of 50.68, Bojan Bogdanović is the 5th most famous Bosnian, Herzegovinian Basketball Player.  His biography has been translated into 32 different languages.

Bojan Bogdanović (Croatian pronunciation: [ˌbǒjan boɡˈdǎːnoʋit͜ɕ]; born 18 April 1989) is a Croatian professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the Croatian national team internationally. Standing at 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in), he plays the small forward position. He has also played with the Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards, and Indiana Pacers.

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6. Mirza Teletović (1985 - )

With an HPI of 49.71, Mirza Teletović is the 6th most famous Bosnian, Herzegovinian Basketball Player.  His biography has been translated into 27 different languages.

Mirza Teletović (born September 18, 1985) is a Bosnian former professional basketball player who has been the president of the Basketball Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina since October 20, 2018. As a player, he spent six seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represented and captained the Bosnia and Herzegovina national basketball team. Standing at 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m), he played at the power forward position. Teletović started his career in Bosnia with Sloboda Tuzla, which was followed by a stint in Belgium with Oostende. He played six years for Saski Baskonia, with whom he won two Liga ACB championships. He was also named to the All-ACB Team in 2012. Then, he played five seasons in the NBA for the Brooklyn Nets, Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks. On September 27, 2018 Teletović announced his retirement after suffering a career-ending injury pulmonary emboli during his tenure with the Bucks and then got waived in March 2018, removing his final year of his contract in December of that same year.

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7. Zoran Planinić (1982 - )

With an HPI of 49.01, Zoran Planinić is the 7th most famous Bosnian, Herzegovinian Basketball Player.  His biography has been translated into 24 different languages.

Zoran Planinić (born September 12, 1982) is a Croatian former professional basketball player.

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8. Vladimir Radmanović (1980 - )

With an HPI of 48.68, Vladimir Radmanović is the 8th most famous Bosnian, Herzegovinian Basketball Player.  His biography has been translated into 23 different languages.

Vladimir Radmanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Владимир Радмановић; born November 19, 1980) is a retired Serbian professional basketball player. In Serbia he played for Crvena zvezda and FMP and in the National Basketball Association (NBA) he was a member of the Seattle SuperSonics, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte Bobcats, Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls. Radmanović also represented his national team most notably at the 2002 FIBA World Championship.

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9. Damir Mulaomerović (1974 - )

With an HPI of 48.24, Damir Mulaomerović is the 9th most famous Bosnian, Herzegovinian Basketball Player.  His biography has been translated into 16 different languages.

Damir Mulaomerović (born 19 September 1974) is a Croatian professional basketball coach and former player who is currently the head coach for Sloboda Tuzla of the ABA League and the Bosnian League. Mulaomerović is also currently serving as an assistant coach of the Croatian national team.

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10. Jusuf Nurkić (1994 - )

With an HPI of 45.77, Jusuf Nurkić is the 10th most famous Bosnian, Herzegovinian Basketball Player.  His biography has been translated into 26 different languages.

Jusuf Nurkić (; born 23 August 1994) is a Bosnian professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He Wears Number 27. Standing at 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) tall and weighing 290 lb (132 kg) the center was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the 16th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. He also represents the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team internationally.

Pantheon has 19 people classified as basketball players born between 1951 and 1999. Of these 19, 18 (94.74%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living basketball players include Dražen Dalipagić, Predrag Danilović, and Zoran Savić. The most famous deceased basketball players include Mirza Delibašić. As of October 2020, 2 new basketball players have been added to Pantheon including Zoran Savić and Nemanja Gordić.

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