- Erazem Lorbek
Infobox Euroleague Player
name =Erazem Lorbek
caption =Lorbek with
position = Forward-Center
height_ft = 6 | height_in = 10.5
weight_lbs = 245
league = Russian League
team = CSKA Moscow
jersey =| number =
nationality = Slovenian
birth_date = birth date and age|1984|2|21
Ljubljana, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
college = Michigan State University
draft = 2nd round, 46th overall
draft_year = 2005
career_start = 1999
former_teams = Union Olimpija (1999-02)
Unicaja Málaga (2006-07)
Benetton Treviso (2007)
FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship MVP2004 EuroleagueRising Star Award Euroleague 2004-05
Erazem Lorbek (born
February 21, 1984in Ljubljana, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Slovenian professional basketballplayer. He is a 6 ft 10 ½ in (2.10 m) forward-centerwho currently plays with the pro club CSKA Moscow.
Lorbek was developed by the youth program of Union Olimpija, the top basketball club in his hometown and in the Slovenian League, and he attended
Michigan State University, where he played for the Spartans in the 2002-03 season. However, he chose to return to Europe after a year at Michigan State, signing a deal with Fortitudo Bolognaof the Italian League, where he played from 2003 to 2006 (the team was known as Skipper Bologna in the 2003-2004 season and Climamio Bologna from 2004-2006).
Lorbek won the
Euroleague 2004-05Rising Star Award and originally declared for the 2004 NBA Draft, but he ultimately withdrew his name from consideration. [ [http://www.nba.com/draft2004/early_040618.html Fifty-Three Early Entry Candidates Withdraw.] ] He was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2005 NBA Draftby the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers have since allowed him to further develop his game in Europe.
Lorbek began the 2006-07 season on loan from the Spanish League club Unicaja Málaga to the Italian League club Benetton Treviso; however, in February 2007, the deal was voided by the Italian Basketball Federation due to unspecified violations of federation regulations. Lorbek then signed with
Lottomatica Romaof the Italian League, where he became one of the best power forwards of the Euroleague. [cite web|url=http://www.euroleague.net/news/i/8820/180 |title=Lorbek moves from Treviso to Roma |publisher= Euroleague.net|date=2007-02-28] He joined the Russian League club CSKA Moscow in 2008.
lovenian national team
* [http://www.fibaeurope.com/cid_KNce8jInH7Qj1EsyH5rjn2.teamID_2154.compID_UIfgjyQcGqk-fPlnl66Tj0.season_2004.roundID_3880.playerID_35190.html FIBAEurope.com Player Profile]
* [http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?pcode=BWL Euroleague.net Player Profile]
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