Dragan Bender PF  #35

Current Team: Phoenix Suns

Born: Nov 17, 1997 (18 years old)

Birthplace: Capljina, Capljina (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Nationality: Bosnia and Herzegovina / Croatia

Height: 7-1 (216cm)     Weight: 225 (102kg)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/draganbender

Current NBA Status: Under Contract (Phoenix Suns)

Free Agent: TO-2018; TO-2019; RFA-2020

Current Agent: Doug Neustadt

Draft Entry: 2016 NBA Draft

Early Entry Info: 2016 Early Entrant

Drafted: Round 1, Pick 4, Phoenix Suns

Pre-Draft Team: Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv (Israel)

High School: Akademija Nikola Vujcic [Split, Dalmatia (Croatia)]

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NBA

0 Years Of Service

NBA Transactions

Jun 23, 2016 - The Phoenix Suns selected Dragan Bender in Round 1 with Pick 4 in the 2016 NBA Draft.
Jul 7, 2016 - Dragan Bender signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns.

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NBA Summer League Stats - Per Game

Season Team Location GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
2016-17 PHX Las Vegas 5 5 31.9 2.80 10.20 .275 1.80 6.80 .265 1.20 2.40 .500 1.20 4.40 5.60 1.00 1.00 1.00 4.40 3.80 8.60
CAREER     5 5 31.9 2.80 10.20 .275 1.80 6.80 .265 1.20 2.40 .500 1.20 4.40 5.60 1.00 1.00 1.00 4.40 3.80 8.60

NBA Summer League Stats - Totals

Season Team Location GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
2016-17 PHX Las Vegas 5 5 159.7 14 51 .275 9 34 .265 6 12 .500 6 22 28 5 5 5 22 19 43
CAREER     5 5 159.7 14 51 .275 9 34 .265 6 12 .500 6 22 28 5 5 5 22 19 43

NBA Summer League Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team Location GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
2016-17 PHX Las Vegas 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 .128 0.26 0.26 0.24 4 1 .800 -0.56 0.22 -0.34
CAREER     5 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 .128 0.26 0.26 0.24 4 1 .800 -0.56 0.22 -0.34

NBA Summer League Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team Location GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
2016-17 PHX Las Vegas 5 5 .382 .363 4.30 13.89 9.40 4.84 25.24 1.56 2.70 20.12 103.92 -9.99 0.84 67.5 96.8 2.55
CAREER     5 5 .382 .363 4.30 13.89 9.40 4.84 25.24 1.56 2.70 20.12 103.92 -9.99 0.84 67.5 96.8 2.55

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NBA Preseason Stats - Per Game

Season Team GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
2015-16 Maccabi Tel Aviv 1 0 18.0 3.00 3.00 1.000 1.00 1.00 1.000 2.00 2.00 1.000 0.00 2.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 3.00 1.00 9.00
CAREER   1 0 18.0 3.00 3.00 1.000 1.00 1.00 1.000 2.00 2.00 1.000 0.00 2.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 3.00 1.00 9.00

NBA Preseason Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
2015-16 Maccabi Tel Aviv 1 0 18 3 3 1.000 1 1 1.000 2 2 1.000 0 2 2 0 0 2 3 1 9
CAREER   1 0 18 3 3 1.000 1 1 1.000 2 2 1.000 0 2 2 0 0 2 3 1 9

NBA Preseason Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
2015-16 Maccabi Tel Aviv 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .136 0.00 0.00 0.67 0 1 .000 0.08 0.01 0.08
CAREER   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .136 0.00 0.00 0.67 0 1 .000 0.08 0.01 0.08

NBA Preseason Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
2015-16 Maccabi Tel Aviv 1 0 1.160 1.167 - 17.09 8.39 - 20.49 - 12.01 14.46 300.00 -6.64 3.00 160.2 106.0 28.98
CAREER   1 0 1.160 1.167 - 17.09 8.39 - 20.49 - 12.01 14.46 300.00 -6.64 3.00 160.2 106.0 28.98

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International Basketball

* International basketball history from 2011-2012

International Regular Season Stats - Per Game

Season Team League GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
2012-13 * All Teams All Leagues 6 4 21.4 1.67 4.00 .417 0.17 1.33 .125 0.50 0.83 .600 0.33 4.67 5.00 1.17 0.83 1.50 1.67 1.67 4.00
2012-13 * KK Split Junior Team Ciutat De L'Hospitalet 4 4 30.7 2.25 5.50 .409 0.25 1.75 .143 0.75 1.00 .750 0.50 6.75 7.25 1.75 1.25 2.25 2.25 2.50 5.50
2012-13 * KK Split A-1 Liga 2 0 3.0 0.50 1.00 .500 0.00 0.50 .000 0.00 0.50 .000 0.00 0.50 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.50 0.00 1.00
2013-14 KK Cedevita Junior Team Belgrade 5 3 24.4 2.80 6.80 .412 0.60 2.80 .214 0.40 1.00 .400 2.00 4.20 6.20 3.00 1.20 1.40 1.60 3.60 6.60
2014-15 Maccabi Tel Aviv Junior Team Citta Di Roma 4 4 30.6 8.50 19.75 .430 1.00 3.75 .267 5.00 6.50 .769 2.75 8.00 10.75 3.00 1.75 1.25 2.50 3.25 23.00
2015-16 * All Teams All Leagues 38 3 12.9 1.58 3.74 .423 0.68 2.03 .338 0.61 0.84 .719 0.84 1.68 2.53 0.66 0.50 0.79 2.26 0.55 4.45
2015-16 * Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv BSL 28 3 14.5 1.93 4.14 .466 0.86 2.32 .369 0.79 1.07 .733 1.04 1.96 3.00 0.75 0.61 0.89 2.68 0.61 5.50
2015-16 * Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv Euroleague 7 0 10.5 0.86 2.57 .333 0.29 1.14 .250 0.14 0.29 .500 0.29 1.14 1.43 0.57 0.29 0.43 1.14 0.57 2.14
2015-16 * Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv Eurocup 3 0 4.0 0.00 2.67 .000 0.00 1.33 .000 0.00 0.00 .000 0.33 0.33 0.67 0.00 0.00 0.67 1.00 0.00 0.00

International Regular Season Stats - Totals

Season Team League GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
2012-13 * All Teams All Leagues 6 4 128.7 10 24 .417 1 8 .125 3 5 .600 2 28 30 7 5 9 10 10 24
2012-13 * KK Split Junior Team Ciutat De L'Hospitalet 4 4 122.7 9 22 .409 1 7 .143 3 4 .750 2 27 29 7 5 9 9 10 22
2012-13 * KK Split A-1 Liga 2 0 6 1 2 .500 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
2013-14 KK Cedevita Junior Team Belgrade 5 3 121.9 14 34 .412 3 14 .214 2 5 .400 10 21 31 15 6 7 8 18 33
2014-15 Maccabi Tel Aviv Junior Team Citta Di Roma 4 4 122.3 34 79 .430 4 15 .267 20 26 .769 11 32 43 12 7 5 10 13 92
2015-16 * All Teams All Leagues 38 3 491.9 60 142 .423 26 77 .338 23 32 .719 32 64 96 25 19 30 86 21 169
2015-16 * Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv BSL 28 3 406 54 116 .466 24 65 .369 22 30 .733 29 55 84 21 17 25 75 17 154
2015-16 * Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv Euroleague 7 0 73.8 6 18 .333 2 8 .250 1 2 .500 2 8 10 4 2 3 8 4 15
2015-16 * Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv Eurocup 3 0 12.2 0 8 .000 0 4 .000 0 0 .000 1 1 2 0 0 2 3 0 0

International Regular Season Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team League GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
2012-13 * All Teams All Leagues 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .090 0.70 0.50 0.21 3 3 .500 -0.23 0.36 0.13
2012-13 * KK Split Junior Team Ciutat De L'Hospitalet 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .129 0.70 0.50 0.18 2 2 .500 -0.08 0.18 0.10
2012-13 * KK Split A-1 Liga 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .016 0.00 0.00 0.50 1 1 .500 -0.02 0.00 -0.02
2013-14 KK Cedevita Junior Team Belgrade 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206 0.83 0.33 0.15 3 2 .600 -0.11 0.17 0.06
2014-15 Maccabi Tel Aviv Junior Team Citta Di Roma 4 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 .422 0.92 0.54 0.33 1 3 .250 0.72 0.20 0.92
2015-16 * All Teams All Leagues 38 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .076 1.19 0.90 0.23 23 15 .605 0.76 1.00 1.75
2015-16 * Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv BSL 28 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .089 1.24 1.00 0.26 19 9 .679 1.04 1.00 2.04
2015-16 * Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv Euroleague 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .054 1.00 0.50 0.11 2 5 .286 -0.15 0.02 -0.13
2015-16 * Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv Eurocup 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 0.00 0.00 2 1 .667 -0.20 0.02 -0.17

International Regular Season Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team League GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
2012-13 * All Teams All Leagues 6 4 .458 .438 2.06 24.69 14.24 7.69 27.62 2.07 5.85 13.00 114.17 -4.04 1.00 79.0 95.5 8.97
2012-13 * KK Split Junior Team Ciutat De L'Hospitalet 4 4 .463 .432 1.99 22.51 13.14 8.11 29.62 2.09 5.47 12.06 130.19 -4.34 1.00 79.1 91.2 9.85
2012-13 * KK Split A-1 Liga 2 0 .410 .500 0.00 24.24 12.70 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 21.14 50.00 0.00 1.00 77.7 115.6 4.31
2013-14 KK Cedevita Junior Team Belgrade 5 3 .456 .456 8.96 17.30 13.30 20.83 33.21 2.48 4.59 19.23 102.61 -6.23 0.97 77.4 88.8 15.27
2014-15 Maccabi Tel Aviv Junior Team Citta Di Roma 4 4 .509 .456 11.63 27.61 20.43 24.43 12.57 3.24 3.90 40.03 146.63 -4.07 1.16 102.0 90.4 35.18
2015-16 * All Teams All Leagues 38 3 .541 .514 8.01 16.14 12.06 8.33 11.86 2.07 6.19 16.77 147.89 -0.88 1.19 110.7 100.6 13.19
2015-16 * Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv BSL 28 3 .596 .569 8.80 16.55 12.69 8.40 11.63 2.21 6.22 16.60 156.81 -0.74 1.33 118.8 96.9 16.48
2015-16 * Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv Euroleague 7 0 .397 .389 3.39 13.76 8.54 9.33 17.48 1.53 4.11 15.09 108.33 -1.82 0.83 80.9 115.4 6.03
2015-16 * Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv Eurocup 3 0 .000 .000 9.74 11.32 10.47 0.00 0.00 0.00 17.66 30.95 0.00 0.00 0.00 10.8 103.9 -18.85

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International Special Events Stats

Year Event GP MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
2014 adidas EUROCAMP 3 17:10 2.0 5.3 .375 0.0 1.3 .000 0.0 0.0 .000 4 1.0 0.7 0.3 1.3 0.7 4.0
2015 adidas EUROCAMP 2 24:48 2.5 6.0 .417 0.5 2.5 .200 1.0 1.0 1.000 3.5 1.5 0.0 0.5 3.0 1.5 6.5

International Transactions

May 7, 2013 - Dragan Bender has signed with KK Split.
Aug 2, 2014 - Dragan Bender has signed with Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv.

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International Awards & Honors

Citta Di Roma (NIJT) All-Tournament Team - 2014-2015

National Basketball

Nationality: Bosnia and Herzegovina / Croatia

FIBA Junior Team Events Stats

Year Event GP MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS Place
2015 U-18 European-A Championships - -:- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12th
2015 U-19 World Championships - -:- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Silver
2014 U-18 European-A Championships 9 29:00 5.3 11.6 .462 1.3 4.1 .324 2.4 3.7 .667 10.4 4.9 1.1 2.2 2.4 1.7 14.4 Bronze
2013 U-16 European-A Championships 9 35:26 4.0 8.3 .480 0.2 1.7 .133 1.6 3.0 .519 10.8 4.1 0.9 1.7 2.6 3.2 9.8 6th
2012 U-16 European-A Championships 5 05:36 1.4 1.8 .778 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.2 .000 1.4 0.2 0.0 0.0 1.2 1.2 2.8 8th
AVERAGES   23 26:26 4.0 8.2 .484 0.6 2.3 .269 1.6 2.7 .590 8.6 3.6 0.8 1.5 2.2 2.2 10.1 -
TOTAL   23 608:00 91 188 .484 14 52 .269 36 61 .590 198 82 18 35 51 50 232 -

National Awards & Honors

All-Tournament Team - 2014 U-18 European-A Championships

High School Basketball

Prep/High School: Akademija Nikola Vujcic [Split, Dalmatia (Croatia)]

High School Special Event Stats

Year Event GP MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
2013 Jordan Classic International 1 21:00 1 6 .167 0 1 .000 2 2 1.000 4 0 1 1 1 1 4

Prep/High School Skill Academies & Camps

Basketball Without Borders - 2015

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