After more than a decade, former Slovenian basketball player Jaka Klobučar, who turned 36 in August, is returning to Cedevita Olimpija.
Klobučar, who plays as a defender, played in all five preparatory matches of Cedevita Olimpija. He averaged 6.8 points per game.
Klobučar already played for the Ljubljana team between 2008 and 2010 and in 2011. In the past, he also wore the jerseys of Krka, Slovan, Partizan, Ulm, Istanbul, Galatasaray, and most recently he was part of the Hungarian team Kecskemet.
Klobučar owns three Slovenian national titles and three Slovenian cup championship titles. In 2014, he was also the most valuable player in the final of the Slovenian national championship. With Partizan, he won the title of Serbian national and cup champion in the 2010/11 season.
“I am happy to be back in my home environment after a long period. Playing for Olimpia is an honor, but on the other hand, a responsibility, because this is a team that always has the highest goals. The team is new, it will certainly take time to get used to it, but I believe that we will look forward to victories and new laurels in the full Stožice.” Klobučar told the website upon returning to the dragon’s family.
“Jaka is an experienced actor and a good guy who has been with us since the beginning of preparations. He came to our aid at a time when we were missing quite a few players in outside positions. We started to build a system and here he proved himself with his experience, so we decided to keep him for the whole season,” said head coach Simone Pianigiani upon signing the contract with Klobučar.