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Radivoj Korac

Radivoj Korac, a native of Sombor in the province of Vojvodina, Serbia, made his greatest contribution to the game of basketball as a longtime member of the Yugoslavian national team. In all, he appeared in 157 games in the traditional blue and white uniform of Yugoslavia. Korac was always a threat to score, and from any spot on the court. The three-time Olympian led the Yugoslavian League in scoring a record seven seasons and was also the top points-man in the 1960 Rome Olympics. Korac later led Yugoslavia to a silver medal finish in the 1968 Olympics along with two silver medals at the FIBA World Championships and two silver medals in the European Championships. He was the top scorer on three occasions in the European Championships. His club team, OKK Belgrade, won four championships in the Yugoslavian League and back-to-back Yugoslavian Cup titles. Korac lived only 30 years, but those three decades were defined by excellence. In 1972, FIBA established the European Cup Radivoj Korac in his honor and in 2003, the Basketball Federation of Serbia and Montenegro renamed its national cup the Radivoj Korac Cup.

Enshrined

2022

Born

November 05, 2038 Somber, RS

Died

June 02, 2069

Professional Career

Petrarca Padova Standard Leige

Career Stats

1968 Olympic Silver Medalist
7x Yugoslav League Top Scorer
1961 MVP European Championships