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Marko Šćekić

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Marko Šćekić

Player information
Birthday 23. May 1981
Birthplace Zvornik, SFR Yugoslavia
Size 205 cm
Position Power Forward
Active clubs
1998-2000 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnien und Herzegowina KK Drina Zvornik
2000-2004 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnien und Herzegowina KK Borac Banja Luka
2004-2007 SerbiaSerbien KK Vojvodina Novi Sad
2007-2008 PolandPolen Turów Zgorzelec
2008-2010 GermanyDeutschland EWE Baskets Oldenburg
2010-2011 MontenegroMontenegro KK Budućnost Podgorica
2011-2013 ItalyItalien Bennet Cantù
2013-2014 ItalyItalien Cimberio Varese
201400000 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnien und Herzegowina KK Igokea Aleksandrovac
000002015 SloveniaSlowenien KK Helios Domžale
Clubs as trainers
Since 0 2015 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnien und Herzegowina KK Igokea Aleksandrovac (AC)

Marko Šćekić(Serbian Cyrillic Марко Шћекић; born 23 May 1981 in Zvornik, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina) is a former Serbian basketball player who played for various clubs in Europe. His greatest success is the 2009 German championship with EWE Baskets Oldenburg. In 2011, he won the Montenegrin Cup competition with KK Budućnost Podgorica, but subsequently moved to the Italian Serie A at the end of the season to the traditional club from Cantù. After further stints in Italy, Bosnia and Slovenia, he ended his active career in 2015 and became an assistant coach at KK Igokea Aleksandrovac in his native Bosnia and Serbia.

Career

Šćekić moved from his hometown club to Bosnian double winners KK Borac from Banja Luka in 2000. With the young Šćekić, the club could not repeat these successes in the following years. In 2004, Šćekić eventually moved to Serbian side KK Vojvodina in Novi Sad. Three years he also left this club and moved to Zgorzelec in Poland for one season. With the Polish vice-championship in 2007 with Turów, he could recommend himself in the neighboring country Germany and was brought by his Serbian compatriot Predrag Krunić as coach of the EWE Baskets in the German Basketball Bundesliga. In his first season in Germany, the northern German club won its first championship title in a dramatic final series against Telekom Baskets Bonn in 2009. The following season, they entered the 2010 playoffs as the main round winners and, like all other teams with home-court rights, were eliminated in the first play-off series despite Šćekić’s improved performance compared to the main round against the main round eighth-place Phantoms Braunschweig. After this disappointing experience for the defending champions, Šćekić also fell victim to the personnel reorganization and he moved back to the Balkan region

Šćekić joined Montenegro’s dominant KK Budućnost from Podgorica in 2010. After Montenegro’s 2011 cup win, he was signed for the Italian Championship play-offs by former national champions Cup winners from Cantù.[1] After finishing runners-up with Cantù at the end of the season, when they lost the final series against serial champions Montepaschi Siena, the following season they were eliminated in the first play-off round as the main round third. As runners-up in the 2012/13 season, they won the Italian “Supercoppa” against Siena at the start of the 2012/13 season and, as winners of the qualifying round in front of their home crowd, secured another appearance in Europe’s top club competition, the ULEB Euroleague 2012/13, but this time they were eliminated in the preliminary round after reaching the round of Europe’s top 16 teams a year earlier. At the end of the season, they reached the semi-finals of the national championship after narrowly beating main round runners-up Banco di Sardegna Sassari in the first round. Here, despite leading in wins, they lost the decisive final two games in the best-of-seven series against Acea Roma. Šćekić then moved to Pallacanestro Cimberio of Varese, who had lost their semi-final to serial champions Siena. Last season’s main round winners, however, failed to make the play-offs again at the end of the 2013/14 season, having already been eliminated early in the 2013/14 Eurocup after just three wins in ten preliminary round matches.

Shortly before the start of the 2014/15 season, Šćekić moved back to the Banja Luka region and joined KK Igokea in Opština Laktaši. The Bosnian champions and former Eurocup participants released Šćekić from his contract after just one month, however, and the latter’s last career stop was Helios Suns from Domžale, Slovenia, in the spring of 2015. The seventh-placed team surprisingly defeated KK Union Olimpija in the play-offs, but lost the semi-final series for the championship to KK Rogaška. The following season Šćekić became an assistant coach at KK Igokea, who had dismissed him as a player a year earlier.

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Individual references

  1. Bennet, presentato Marko Scekic: ‘Il mio contributo per fare sempre meglio’.Lega Basket Serie A, 5 May 2011, retrieved 7 May 2011 (Italian, media info Bennet Cantù).