It is only the third year and second EuroBasket that Stipanovic is a part of the national team, but the Bosnia and Herzegovina squad is hard to imagine without the good-hearted big man. He ranked fourth in offensive rebounds in the 2nd Qualification Round last summer, while leading the team in minutes played and sharing the honours as the team's best rebounder with 7.8 per game during Bosnia and Herzegovina's undefeated campaign. Despite the shooting woes that have troubled him throughout his career, Stipanovic is a player that has been hard to replace at any level. A reliable defender and rebounder, he is a true fighter who carries teams with his emotions and hustle. With 13.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists, Stipanovic helped Trabzonspor reach the EuroChallenge finals last season, and is now going to play the only way he knows - giving his all - to help bring basketball joy to the fans of his native country.