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Dino Radja, Croatia
From NBA.com: In 1990–91 Radja averaged 18.1
points for Il Messaggero and was voted the No. 2 player in Europe behind Toni
Kukoc. Radja scored 20.2 points per game for Il Messaggero the following year,
and he helped Croatia win a silver medal at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. In
1992–93 he averaged 21.5 points for Virtus Roma.
Radja finally joined the Celtics for the 1993–94 season. He made a quick adjustment to NBA-style basketball, averaging 15.1 points and 7.2 rebounds in his first campaign to earn a spot on the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. In a good all-around second season he led the Celtics in both rebounding and blocked shots and finished second in scoring.
Name: Dino Radja (DEE-no RAHD-jah)
Origin: Split, Croatia
Drafted: 1989, Second Round, 40th pick by the Boston Celtics
Languages: Croatian, English
Teams (jersey): Croatian National Team, Il Messaggero, Olympiakus (14), Boston Celtics (40), IBN Dream Team (First Team)
Ibn Notes: One of the most successful of the crop of European players who joined the NBA in the 1990s, Dino Radja has established himself as a consistent scorer and top-notch rebounder. Born in Split, Croatia, the 6-foot-11 Radja was a member of the 1988 Yugoslavian National Team that won a silver medal at the Olympics. In 1988–89 he played for Jugoplastika Split and led the team to the Yugoslavian national championship and then to the European Championship Cup Tournament title. The Boston Celtics chose Radja in the second round of the 1989 NBA Draft, but he spent the next three seasons playing in Italy.
|Dino Radja Links From our forum: Articles and other resources: Interview: Dino Radja of Jugoplastika (Euroleague.net, 2003)|