Jiri Welsch (Czech Republic)

Jiri Welsch

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

17.7Points per game
5.2Rebounds per game
5.0Assists per game

Czech Republic


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 Bosnia and Herzegovina (W 70-56)373/1127.33/933.30/20.05/862.50225400011
vs Great Britain (L 87-68)375/1338.53/933.32/450.05/683.32684600117
vs Israel (W 91-70)388/1553.34/757.14/850.00/00.01458300120
vs Bosnia and Herzegovina (L 95-79)375/1145.52/633.33/560.07/887.51561210520
vs Great Britain (L 63-67)3810/2343.56/1540.04/850.04/580.01566311428
vs Israel (L 98-61)393/1030.01/333.32/728.62/633.31346330110
CategorySeason highCareer high
Points2817.09.2008 vs. Great Britain31 - EuroBasket 2007
31.08.2006 vs Belgium
Total Rebounds806.09.2008 vs. Great Britain8 - EuroBasket 2009
06.09.2008 vs Great Britain
Assists810.09.2008 vs. Israel10 - European Championship for Junior Men 1998
26.04.1997 vs F.Y.R. of Macedonia
Steals320.09.2008 vs. Israel5 - 5 times
Blocked Shots117.09.2008 vs. Great Britain2 - EuroBasket 2005
23.08.2005 vs Poland
Minutes3920.09.2008 vs. Israel44 - European Championship for Men 2003
26.01.2002 vs Slovenia
Field Goals Made1017.09.2008 vs. Great Britain10 - 5 times
Field Goals Attempted2317.09.2008 vs. Great Britain23 - EuroBasket 2009
17.09.2008 vs Great Britain
2 Pts Field Goals Made617.09.2008 vs. Great Britain9 - European Championship for Men 2003
25.11.2001 vs Italy
2 Pts Field Goals Attempted1517.09.2008 vs. Great Britain17 - European Championship for Men 2003
25.11.2001 vs Italy
3 Pts Field Goals Made42 times5 - EuroBasket 2007
31.08.2006 vs Belgium
3 Pts Field Goals Attempted82 times8 - 3 times
Free Throws Made713.09.2008 vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina21 - EuroBasket 2005
29.08.2005 vs Estonia
Free Throws Attempted82 times22 - EuroBasket 2005
29.08.2005 vs Estonia
Offensive Rebounds206.09.2008 vs. Great Britain5 - 4 times
Defensive Rebounds606.09.2008 vs. Great Britain7 - 2 times



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