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Dino Radja

A two-time Olympic silver medalist, Dino Radja first made a name for himself and his native Croatia in 1989. Playing for the up-and-coming Jugoplastika team of Split, Croatia, Radja and his countrymen gave Croatian basketball a shot in the arm by winning the 1989 European Champions Cup. Jugoplastika went on to win three EuroLeague championships in a row starting in 1989. Radja, standing nearly seven feet, was the prototype for the modern power forward. He was equally adept at backing down a smaller defender and scoring inside, or taking a taller defender off the dribble and playing a face-up perimeter game. He rebounded in traffic and even led the fast break handing out assists with style – behind-the-back and through-the-legs passes just part of his repertoire. In 1992, Radja teamed with Drazen Petrovic and Toni Kukoc to lead Croatia to the silver medal in Barcelona. Radja averaged a team-high 6.9 rebounds per game and nearly 17 points per contest. 

Enshrined

2018

Born

April 24, 1967 Split, HR

Professional Career

Boston Celtics

Career Stats

2x OLYMPIC SILVER MEDALIST
1988, 1992
2x Gold Medalist at European Champions Cup
1989, 1991
1994 NBA ALL-ROOKIE 2nd Team
FIBA 50 Greatest Players