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Feyenoord Basketball recruits Marijan Obad

Marijan Obad will strengthen the team of Zeeuw & Zeeuw Feyenoord Basketball next season. The 2.03 meter power forward from Croatia comes over from BAL in Weert. In the jersey of the Limburg team, he made 24 appearances last season, averaging 4.5 points and 3 rebounds.

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“The ambition of Feyenoord Basketball to make it difficult for the best teams appealed to me, I wanted to be part of that,” said Obad. “I hope to reach the Elite Gold with the club again, also by helping the team with everything I have in me. To have a season that we can be proud of… That’s my goal.”

Three years ago, Marijan came to Weert through his uncle Muris Agic, himself a coach. “In my second year at BAL, I suffered a serious injury to my Achilles tendon, which prevented me from playing for a season. That had a big impact. But with rehab and hard work, I noticed that last season I was getting better and better.”

Obad recorded two career highs in 2021-2022: 18 points and 4 assists, both against Yoast. “Exactly what the team will look like, I don’t know yet. But I am happy to play with experienced guys like Jeroen van der List. I can learn from them. Moreover, with Toon van Helfteren I get a coach with a lot of knowledge of basketball. That will improve my game and increase my knowledge of the game.”

What does he add to the team? Obad: “It starts with wanting to work hard. I like to go in front when it comes to defending 1-1. In addition, I want to focus on rebounds. I like to play on the 3-position, but I can also help the team on other positions if necessary. With my stature, I can also find creative solutions from the ‘up’ position. I look forward to showing my energy to the Rotterdam crowd.”

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