6. Vesely

Center

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Considered one of the best centres in Europe, Vesely is a strong presence under the basket

Jan Vesely (24 April, 1990, Ostrava, Czech Republic) started his career at Príbor and BK Snakes Ostrava in his native Czech Republic until 2007 when he moved to Slovenia to play for Geoplin Slovan. The following year he moved to Belgrade to play for Partizan, helping them reach the Final Four in 2010. 

The centre's performances in Europe led him to being drafted to the NBA in 2011 with the Washington Wizards. In 2014 he moved to the Denver Nuggets before returning to Europe at the end of the season with Fenerbahce. 

In 2018/19 was named MVP after averaging 12.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and a rating of 17.7 in 25 minutes per game. He was picked to the All EuroLeague Team in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Vesely has also won four Turkish leagues (2016, 2017, 2018 and 2022), and three cups (2016, 2019 and 2020).

TECHNICAL PROFILE 

Vesely stands out as being an athletic centre despite his 210 cm. The Czech player is also versatile and can also play at power forward. 

 

Place of birth
Ostrava, Czech Republic
Date of birth
24/04/1990
Height
210cm
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