FIBA All-Star 5 - Stojakovic, Predrag


A native of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Predrag "Peja" Stojakovic played professionally for three seasons with PAOK in the Greek Professional League before signing with the Sacramento Kings on June 15, 1998. During  this period of time “Peja” averaged 20.0 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in 73 regular-season games and shooting .395 in three-pointers...The league's MVP in 1997-98, averaging 23.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.20 steals in 24 games, shooting .462 from the field, .406 on three-pointers and .891 on free throws...Averaged 18.2 ppg in the 1998 Greek Championship Series, where PAOK lost to Panathinaikos in five games.

The 6-9 forward was Sacramento's first-round draft choice at the age of 19 in 1996, the 14th overall selection, but he continued to play in Europe until joing the Kings for the 1998-99 season. His sweet stroke from the perimeter has helped establish the Kings as a Western Conference power and he was recognized prior to the 2002-03 season by the league's general managers as the third-best international player in the NBA.

In the FIBA 2002 World Championships, Predrag strongly participated in his team’s victory over Argentina, scoring 26 point with an amazing 75% 2 points field goal. Pregrag was also elected on of the 5 best players of the competition.

2003 was also an opportunity for Predrag to join his national team and to compete at the European Championship for Men. Unfortunately, he had to skip the tournament suffering from an injury a few days before the competition started. This is surely not stopping is Olympic dream as Serbia Montenegro has qualified for Athens 2004 winning the FIBA world championship in 2002 


                FIBA                        Other
  • Greek All-Star Game -97,98
    Greek League MVP -98
    Greek League Finalist -98
    Yugoslavian National Team -99-03
    European Championships in France -99
    Olympic Games -00(Sydney)
    Yugoslavian 2nd Best Player Abroad -2000
    European Championships in
    Turkey -01(Champion) European Championships MVP –01
    World Championships in Indianapolis(USA) -02
  • World Championships All-Star Team -02

  • NBA All-Star Game 3-Point Contest Finalist -01
    NBA All-Star Game America On-Line 2Ball Contest Winner -01
    NBA All-Improved Team -01
    NBA Western Conference Semifinals -01,03
    NBA Western Conefrence Finals -02
    NBA Pacific Division Champion -02,03
    NBA Semifinals -02
    NBA All-Star Game -02,03
  • NBA All-Star Game 3-Point Contest Winner - 02,03