Vanoli Cremona (Italia-Lega)Career:
Hermes Analitica (Croatia-A1, 2005-2007); KK Split (Croatia-A1, 2007-09); Belgacom Liege (Belgium-BLB, 2009-11); Otto Caserta (Italia-Lega, 2011-12); Vanoli Cremona (Italia-Lega, 2012-13)
A true fighter on the court, Stipanovic is set to make his debut for his native Bosnia and Herzegovina, even though he played for Croatia at the U20 European Championship in 2006, and has built a career through Croatian clubs Hermes Analitica and KK Split. The center is loved for being emotional, and for giving his all - and some more- every time he steps out on the floor (he worked his way to being a team captain on both clubs). Stipanovic averaged 9.6 points and 8.2 rebounds in a starting role with Cremona last season, recording eight double-doubles along the way. Although undersized, and without much of a shooting range, the strong and athletic big man is a reliable defender and rebounder, whose hustle plays should provide his new national team with several extra possessions each game.