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Mario Kasun

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Born
1980 (39 years old)

Birth Place
Vinkovci, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia

Position
Forward/Center

Height
7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)

Weight
260 lb (118 kg)

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Basketball

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Mario Kasun (born April 5, 1980) is a Croatian professional basketball player. He plays at the center position.

Kasun started playing basketball at a local club in Delnice when he was 14, before he started playing professionally with BC Zrinjevac in Zagreb. He was part of the 1998-99 Croatian junior team and the Croatian under-21 team in 2000.

After two seasons in the Zagreb club, and winning the Croatian Cup, in 2000 he moved to Gonzaga University in the NCAA, but was subsequently suspended by the Croatian Basketball Federation for this abrupt move, and spent two seasons on the bench.

Kasun played at 2002 NBA pre-draft camp in Chicago, being one of the tallest players, and showing some center skills. During 50 minutes over three games, he totalled 20 points and had 14 rebounds and six blocked shots, converting nine of 17 shots (52.9%). In 2002, he was initially selected by the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Los Angeles Clippers in the second round (41st overall) of the 2002 NBA Draft. On June 26, he was traded by the Clippers to the Orlando Magic in exchange for future considerations. Regardless of this, he then moved to Germany to play for the Deutsche Bank Skyliners, based in Frankfurt. With them he won the German championship and also appeared in the 2003-2004 ULEB Cup.

In 2004, he returned to the US to play for the Orlando Magic. In the 2004–05 season he played in 45 games for Orlando and averaged 7.9 minutes per game. In 2005–06, he appeared in 28 games.

In July 2006 he returned to Europe again, signing with FC Barcelona and later in 2008 with Efes Pilsen.

In August 2010 he returned to Croatia and signed a one-year contract with KK Zagreb.

In August 2012 he signed a two-year contract with Montepaschi Siena. In December 2012, Kasun left the team for personal reasons. In September 2013, he signed with Al Wasl Dubai for the 2013–14 season.


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