Lipko (Slovenia)

Nationality: SLO
Born : 25.06.1991
Place of birth: Smrekovec (SLO)
Height: 2.05m
Position: F

26.9Points per game
13.3Rebounds per game
15.2Assists per game
Bosnia and Herzegovina




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  • » Ranks #1 in 3 Pts Field Goals Attempted (9.1)
  • » Ranks #2 in Defensive Rebounds (8.8)
  • » Ranks #1 in Field Goals Made (9.5)
  • » Ranks #4 in Free Throws Percentage (90.7%)
  • » Ranks #2 in Free Throws Made (5.8)
  • » Ranks #1 in Number Of Identical Twins
  • » Ranks #1 in Minutes (38.9)
  • » Ranks #1 in Dance Performances
  • » Ranks #1 in Field Goals Attempted (18.9)
  • » Ranks #1 in Points Per Game (26.9)
  • » Ranks #4 in 3 Pts Field Goals Made (3.0)
The name Lipko
The name comes from combining the Slovenian word for linden tree and the diminutive - ko. The Word lipa is of Slavic origin. Lipko is spelt the same in every language and in every market where he is present.
What is the inspiration behind Lipko?

Lipko is based on the linden tree, which in the nineties became a Slovenian symbol. Even today, the linden tree maintains its symbolical significance with the Slovenian people. For generations the linden tree has held significance in Slovenian history, with generation-after-generation of Slovenian people gathering under the branches of the tree to make important decisions. Therefore, Lipko is derived from the wisdom of the Slovenian people.

What is the story of Lipko?
Lipko is a combination of nature and man. With Slovenia being one of the greenest countries in Europe, symbols from nature are significant in illustrating Slovenia, hence the birth of Lipko. Lipko is 21-years old, the same age as the young independent country he is representing. Lipko symbolises the meaning of the EuroBasket 2013, the biggest sporting event in Slovenian history.

Does Lipko have an added value?
Lipko is the first so-called EuroBasket green mascot. That is why he contains special symbolical power. As an aside to representing EuroBasket 2013 and Slovenia, Lipko also depicts a positive attitude towards nature and the environment, making him not only a mascot, but also a role model.

Where can we see him?
Lipko will be present everywhere in the coming year. He will visit schools, kindergartens, and major sporting events, where he will interact with various generations. Because of its nature we can expect him to trigger an action and movement. He is modern, so you will be able to follow him on his official Twitter profile.

What can we expect of him during the EuroBasket?
As a mascot, Lipko will welcome all of the fans who will come to Slovenia and spread the values of positive, energetic cheering.

Will we be able to buy our own version of Lipko?
Of course. As the official mascot of EuroBasket 2013, Lipko will be for sale from 2013 onwards at retail stores carrying EuroBasket 2013 official merchandise.