Slovenian basketball stars Goran and Zoran Dragić visited Washington, D.C., as their team, the Phoenix Suns, played against the Washington Wizards in the Verizon Center on Sunday, December 21. Embassy staff attended the game to support the Suns and their Slovenian point- guard Goran Dragič and his brother Zoran. Goran Dragič was among the leading scorers of the game, winding up with 16 points, four assists and six rebounds, helping Phoenix beat the Wizards 104-92.
Goran Dragić began his professional career at the age of 17 in 2003 with Ilirija Ljubljana. In 2007, he joined the Slovenian League, Adriatic League, and Euroleague club Olimpija Ljubljana, where he played for one year, during the 2007-08 season, winning the Slovenian League championship. In 2008, he signed with the Phoenix Suns and joined the NBA.
In 2011, he was traded to the Houston Rockets; however, Dragić returned to Phoenix Suns in 2012, signing a four-year contract as the team’s first play. Zoran Dragić, in July 2012, joined the Houston Rockets for the 2012 NBA Summer League.
On August 20, 2012, he signed a two-year deal with Unicaja Málaga of the Liga ACB. In 2014, he signed a two-year contract extension with Unicaja Málaga, However, after agreeing to sign with the Phoenix Suns, Dragić and Málaga agreed to part ways and Zoran Dragić officially signed with the Suns to play the shooting guard and small forward positions.
Source: Slovenian Embassy Washington