Jiri Welsch (Czech Republic)

Jiri Welsch

Nationality: CZE
Born : 27.01.1980
Place of birth: Pardubice (CZE)
Height: 2.00m
Position: SG

15.2Points per game
2.4Rebounds per game
1.8Assists per game

Czech Republic




  • » Ranks #17 in Field Goals Attempted (9.8)
  • » Ranks #19 in 2 Pts Field Goals Attempted (6.8)
  • » Ranks #15 in Field Goals Made (4.6)
  • » Ranks #13 in Free Throws Attempted (5.2)
  • » Ranks #8 in Points Per Game (15.2)
  • » Ranks #18 in Assists (1.8)
  • » Ranks #4 in Turnovers (4.0)
  • » Ranks #9 in Minutes (33.4)
  • » Ranks #1 in Free Throws Percentage (96.2%)
  • » Ranks #14 in 2 Pts Field Goal Percentage (52.9%)
  • » Ranks #5 in Free Throws Made (5.0)
  • » Ranks #13 in Field Goal Percentage (46.9%)
Jiri Welsch - EuroBasket 2013 profile
Team 2012-13: CEZ Basketball Nymburk
Career: Sparta Prague (Czech Republic-Mattoni NBL, 1998-00); Olimpija Ljubljana (Slovenia-Telemach Liga, 2000-02); Golden State Warriors (USA-NBA, 2002-03); Dallas Mavericks (USA-NBA, 2003); Boston Celtics (USA-NBA, 2003-05); Cleveland Cavaliers (USA-NBA, 2005); Milwaukee Bucks (USA-NBA, 2005-06); Unicaja Malaga (Spain-ACB, 2006-10); Estudiantes Mardrid (Spain-ACB, 2010-11); Belgacom Spirou (Belgium-BLB 2011-12); CEZ Basketball Nymburk (Czech Republic-Mattoni NBL, 2012-13)

He is probably one of the most versatile players of the current squad with the ability to step in at more than one position in the backcourt and frontcourt at any given time. Just like Barton, he was present 14 years ago in France, when the Czechs made the first of only three appearances at EuroBasket in the past 15 years. Welsch's illustrious career is split into two parts: the European and the American one. He left his native country for some European experience at age 20, joining Olimpia Ljubljana where he made a name for himself, winning the Slovenian League and the Adriatic League. He was soon to be drafted by the Golden State Warriors to the NBA, realising his long-time dream and becoming the second Czech player in history to do so. But he never really found a role in the NBA and his roller coaster career on the other side of the Atlantic ended when he decided to accept an offer to move back to Europe to play in the ACB Liga with Malaga. Welsch produced some of the most mature basketball of his career with the Spanish outfit and after a stop in Belgium with Spirou he is back in his native land with perennial champions Nymburk.


vs Croatia (W 75-73)376/1060.05/771.41/333.32/2100.00004240315
vs Slovenia (L 84-80)428/1361.57/1070.01/333.313/1492.91561420430
vs Russia (L 76-84)355/1338.53/837.52/540.08/8100.02352500320
vs France (L 66-62)363/837.52/540.01/333.32/2100.0011245009
vs Spain (L 84-53)171/520.01/425.00/10.00/00.0000050032
CategorySeason highCareer high
Points3029.07.2000 vs. Slovenia31 - EuroBasket 2007
31.08.2006 vs Belgium
Total Rebounds62 times8 - EuroBasket 2009
06.09.2008 vs Great Britain
Assists428.07.2000 vs. Croatia10 - European Championship for Junior Men 1998
26.04.1997 vs F.Y.R. of Macedonia
Steals53 times5 - 5 times
Blocked Shots 2 - EuroBasket 2005
23.08.2005 vs Poland
Minutes4229.07.2000 vs. Slovenia44 - European Championship for Men 2003
26.01.2002 vs Slovenia
Field Goals Made1005.08.1999 vs. Bulgaria10 - 5 times
Field Goals Attempted152 times23 - EuroBasket 2009
17.09.2008 vs Great Britain
2 Pts Field Goals Made805.08.1999 vs. Bulgaria9 - European Championship for Men 2003
25.11.2001 vs Italy
2 Pts Field Goals Attempted1304.08.2000 vs. Lithuania17 - European Championship for Men 2003
25.11.2001 vs Italy
3 Pts Field Goals Made24 times5 - EuroBasket 2007
31.08.2006 vs Belgium
3 Pts Field Goals Attempted52 times8 - 3 times
Free Throws Made1329.07.2000 vs. Slovenia21 - EuroBasket 2005
29.08.2005 vs Estonia
Free Throws Attempted1429.07.2000 vs. Slovenia22 - EuroBasket 2005
29.08.2005 vs Estonia
Offensive Rebounds52 times5 - 4 times
Defensive Rebounds529.07.2000 vs. Slovenia7 - 2 times



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