Unicaja Malaga
#1 Guard France 1989 Height: 1.90
#3 Center Romania 1997 Height: 2.11
#4 Guard Spain 1994 Height: 1.88
#8 Forward Democratic Republic of the Congo 1997 Height: 2.02
#9 Guard Serbia 1988 Height: 1.98
#10 Forward Georgia 1986 Height: 2.03
#11 Forward Spain 1993 Height: 2.01
#12 Forward Spain 1986 Height: 2.03
#13 Center Serbia 1996 Height: 2.09
#15 Guard United States of America 1987 Height: 1.91
#16 Guard Serbia 1991 Height: 1.91
#17 Center Spain 1983 Height: 2.09
#19 Forward Lithuania 1989 Height: 2.05
#20 Guard Serbia 1985 Height: 1.93
#45 Forward United States of America 1991 Height: 2.06
Head coach Spain 1963
EuroLeague 2015-16
Accumulated Statistics - All phases
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
COOLEY, JACK 14 4 188:35 88 30/50   28/44 33 27 60 7 8 12 6 3 31 36 123
DIAZ, ALBERTO 24 5 338:25 50 9/22 9/33 5/7 4 14 18 28 16 19   5 55 28 22
DIEZ, DANIEL 24 4 440:25 119 25/41 19/48 12/16 25 60 85 10 9 14 1 3 20 21 159
GABRIEL, GERMAN 2 0 9:49 11 3/5 0/1 5/6   1 1           1 3 10
HENDRIX, RICHARD 16 14 337:38 144 63/109 1/4 15/30 37 62 99 28 11 22 13 4 43 36 198
JACKSON, EDWIN 24 10 482:23 214 29/54 40/122 36/42 7 27 34 59 4 38   4 16 52 192
KARAHODZIC, KENAN 7 0 28:06 10 2/2 2/4   1   1 3   3     3   6
KUZMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS 23 20 488:49 276 73/133 29/77 43/52 41 38 79 24 14 38 6 15 32 70 267
MARKOVIC, STEFAN 10 6 223:41 36 6/11 5/24 9/11 4 17 21 49 5 14     19 18 70
NEDOVIC, NEMANJA 23 8 347:13 170 37/70 24/86 24/32 3 15 18 44 7 29 3 5 38 43 110
NELSON, DEMARCUS 14 9 250:53 86 28/60 8/23 6/11 10 19 29 34 16 20 2 3 27 20 85
SMITH, JAMAR 15 10 318:44 117 22/67 22/56 7/8 7 13 20 36 12 21   7 31 16 62
SUAREZ, CARLOS 24 9 444:43 93 13/33 14/55 25/34 25 59 84 43 18 27 4 2 39 49 153
THOMAS, WILL 24 15 552:52 194 58/109 11/52 45/54 44 66 110 28 14 19 3 7 31 52 243
UTA, CHISTIAN 4 0 6:47           1 1 1   1     3   -2
VAZQUEZ, FRAN 23 6 340:57 124 56/107   12/16 21 42 63 5 5 17 8 1 51 22 103
Totals     4800:00 1732 454/873 184/585 272/363 310 502 812 399 139 311 46 59 440 466 1873
Average     200:00 72.16 52% 31.5% 74.9% 12.91 20.91 33.83 16.62 5.79 12.95 1.91 2.45 18.33 19.41 78.04
Average Statistics - All phases
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
COOLEY, JACK 14 4 13:28 6.3 60%   63.6% 2.4 1.9 4.3 0.5 0.6 0.9 0.4 0.2 2.2 2.6 8.8
DIAZ, ALBERTO 24 5 14:06 2.1 40.9% 27.3% 71.4% 0.2 0.6 0.8 1.2 0.7 0.8   0.2 2.3 1.2 0.9
DIEZ, DANIEL 24 4 18:21 5 61% 39.6% 75% 1 2.5 3.5 0.4 0.4 0.6   0.1 0.8 0.9 6.6
GABRIEL, GERMAN 2 0 4:54 5.5 60%   83.3%   0.5 0.5           0.5 1.5 5
HENDRIX, RICHARD 16 14 21:06 9 57.8% 25% 50% 2.3 3.9 6.2 1.8 0.7 1.4 0.8 0.3 2.7 2.3 12.4
JACKSON, EDWIN 24 10 20:05 8.9 53.7% 32.8% 85.7% 0.3 1.1 1.4 2.5 0.2 1.6   0.2 0.7 2.2 8
KARAHODZIC, KENAN 7 0 4:00 1.4 100% 50%   0.1   0.1 0.4   0.4     0.4   0.9
KUZMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS 23 20 21:15 12 54.9% 37.7% 82.7% 1.8 1.7 3.4 1 0.6 1.7 0.3 0.7 1.4 3 11.6
MARKOVIC, STEFAN 10 6 22:22 3.6 54.5% 20.8% 81.8% 0.4 1.7 2.1 4.9 0.5 1.4     1.9 1.8 7
NEDOVIC, NEMANJA 23 8 15:05 7.4 52.9% 27.9% 75% 0.1 0.7 0.8 1.9 0.3 1.3 0.1 0.2 1.7 1.9 4.8
NELSON, DEMARCUS 14 9 17:55 6.1 46.7% 34.8% 54.5% 0.7 1.4 2.1 2.4 1.1 1.4 0.1 0.2 1.9 1.4 6.1
SMITH, JAMAR 15 10 21:14 7.8 32.8% 39.3% 87.5% 0.5 0.9 1.3 2.4 0.8 1.4   0.5 2.1 1.1 4.1
SUAREZ, CARLOS 24 9 18:31 3.9 39.4% 25.5% 73.5% 1 2.5 3.5 1.8 0.8 1.1 0.2 0.1 1.6 2 6.4
THOMAS, WILL 24 15 23:02 8.1 53.2% 21.2% 83.3% 1.8 2.8 4.6 1.2 0.6 0.8 0.1 0.3 1.3 2.2 10.1
UTA, CHISTIAN 4 0 1:41           0.3 0.3 0.3   0.3     0.8   -0.5
VAZQUEZ, FRAN 23 6 14:49 5.4 52.3%   75% 0.9 1.8 2.7 0.2 0.2 0.7 0.3   2.2 1 4.5
Average     200:00 72.16 52% 31.5% 74.9% 12.91 20.91 33.83 16.62 5.79 12.95 1.91 2.45 18.33 19.41 78.04
Accumulated Statistics - Top 16
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
COOLEY, JACK 12 4 171:54 85 29/49   27/40 31 26 57 7 7 9 5 3 25 32 123
DIAZ, ALBERTO 14 5 268:38 33 6/17 6/24 3/4 3 12 15 24 10 13   4 40 18 13
DIEZ, DANIEL 14 2 262:42 73 19/27 10/28 5/8 14 40 54 5 6 9 1 2 15 14 98
HENDRIX, RICHARD 7 5 138:22 48 20/46 1/3 5/16 13 25 38 12 5 11 8 1 19 19 60
JACKSON, EDWIN 14 5 279:47 109 16/32 20/71 17/22 3 18 21 37 1 26   2 9 28 87
KARAHODZIC, KENAN 5 0 23:18 7 2/2 1/3         2   1     1   5
KUZMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS 13 12 278:23 146 35/74 17/41 25/31 23 18 41 12 5 23 2 11 16 38 125
NEDOVIC, NEMANJA 13 4 216:44 104 23/45 12/56 22/28 3 7 10 26 5 15   3 26 35 64
NELSON, DEMARCUS 14 9 250:53 86 28/60 8/23 6/11 10 19 29 34 16 20 2 3 27 20 85
SMITH, JAMAR 5 5 124:47 49 8/26 10/22 3/4 3 6 9 16 3 8   3 8 8 35
SUAREZ, CARLOS 14 4 261:32 56 9/23 8/31 14/19 14 32 46 24 11 20 4 1 24 29 83
THOMAS, WILL 14 10 318:16 100 29/56 8/31 18/22 27 35 62 16 10 9 1 3 15 24 132
UTA, CHISTIAN 2 0 2:26           1 1 1             2
VAZQUEZ, FRAN 14 5 202:18 75 35/58   5/5 12 26 38 2 3 7 5 1 29 11 74
Totals     2800:00 971 259/515 101/333 150/210 183 289 472 218 82 184 28 37 254 276 1024
Average     200:00 69.35 50.3% 30.3% 71.4% 13.07 20.64 33.71 15.57 5.85 13.14 2 2.64 18.14 19.71 73.14
Average Statistics - Top 16
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
COOLEY, JACK 12 4 14:19 7.1 59.2%   67.5% 2.6 2.2 4.8 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.4 0.3 2.1 2.7 10.3
DIAZ, ALBERTO 14 5 19:11 2.4 35.3% 25% 75% 0.2 0.9 1.1 1.7 0.7 0.9   0.3 2.9 1.3 0.9
DIEZ, DANIEL 14 2 18:45 5.2 70.4% 35.7% 62.5% 1 2.9 3.9 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.1 0.1 1.1 1 7
HENDRIX, RICHARD 7 5 19:46 6.9 43.5% 33.3% 31.3% 1.9 3.6 5.4 1.7 0.7 1.6 1.1 0.1 2.7 2.7 8.6
JACKSON, EDWIN 14 5 19:59 7.8 50% 28.2% 77.3% 0.2 1.3 1.5 2.6 0.1 1.9   0.1 0.6 2 6.2
KARAHODZIC, KENAN 5 0 4:39 1.4 100% 33.3%         0.4   0.2     0.2   1
KUZMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS 13 12 21:24 11.2 47.3% 41.5% 80.6% 1.8 1.4 3.2 0.9 0.4 1.8 0.2 0.8 1.2 2.9 9.6
NEDOVIC, NEMANJA 13 4 16:40 8 51.1% 21.4% 78.6% 0.2 0.5 0.8 2 0.4 1.2   0.2 2 2.7 4.9
NELSON, DEMARCUS 14 9 17:55 6.1 46.7% 34.8% 54.5% 0.7 1.4 2.1 2.4 1.1 1.4 0.1 0.2 1.9 1.4 6.1
SMITH, JAMAR 5 5 24:57 9.8 30.8% 45.5% 75% 0.6 1.2 1.8 3.2 0.6 1.6   0.6 1.6 1.6 7
SUAREZ, CARLOS 14 4 18:40 4 39.1% 25.8% 73.7% 1 2.3 3.3 1.7 0.8 1.4 0.3 0.1 1.7 2.1 5.9
THOMAS, WILL 14 10 22:44 7.1 51.8% 25.8% 81.8% 1.9 2.5 4.4 1.1 0.7 0.6 0.1 0.2 1.1 1.7 9.4
UTA, CHISTIAN 2 0 1:13           0.5 0.5 0.5             1
VAZQUEZ, FRAN 14 5 14:27 5.4 60.3%   100% 0.9 1.9 2.7 0.1 0.2 0.5 0.4 0.1 2.1 0.8 5.3
Average     200:00 69.35 50.3% 30.3% 71.4% 13.07 20.64 33.71 15.57 5.85 13.14 2 2.64 18.14 19.71 73.14
Accumulated Statistics - Regular Season
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
COOLEY, JACK 2 0 16:41 3 1/1   1/4 2 1 3   1 3 1   6 4  
DIAZ, ALBERTO 10 0 69:47 17 3/5 3/9 2/3 1 2 3 4 6 6   1 15 10 9
DIEZ, DANIEL 10 2 177:43 46 6/14 9/20 7/8 11 20 31 5 3 5   1 5 7 61
GABRIEL, GERMAN 2 0 9:49 11 3/5 0/1 5/6   1 1           1 3 10
HENDRIX, RICHARD 9 9 199:16 96 43/63 0/1 10/14 24 37 61 16 6 11 5 3 24 17 138
JACKSON, EDWIN 10 5 202:36 105 13/22 20/51 19/20 4 9 13 22 3 12   2 7 24 105
KARAHODZIC, KENAN 2 0 4:48 3   1/1   1   1 1   2     2   1
KUZMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS 10 8 210:26 130 38/59 12/36 18/21 18 20 38 12 9 15 4 4 16 32 142
MARKOVIC, STEFAN 10 6 223:41 36 6/11 5/24 9/11 4 17 21 49 5 14     19 18 70
NEDOVIC, NEMANJA 10 4 130:29 66 14/25 12/30 2/4   8 8 18 2 14 3 2 12 8 46
SMITH, JAMAR 10 5 193:57 68 14/41 12/34 4/4 4 7 11 20 9 13   4 23 8 27
SUAREZ, CARLOS 10 5 183:11 37 4/10 6/24 11/15 11 27 38 19 7 7   1 15 20 70
THOMAS, WILL 10 5 234:36 94 29/53 3/21 27/32 17 31 48 12 4 10 2 4 16 28 111
UTA, CHISTIAN 2 0 4:21                   1     3   -4
VAZQUEZ, FRAN 9 1 138:39 49 21/49   7/11 9 16 25 3 2 10 3   22 11 29
Totals     2000:00 761 195/358 83/252 122/153 127 213 340 181 57 127 18 22 186 190 849
Average     200:00 76.09 54.5% 32.9% 79.7% 12.7 21.3 34 18.1 5.7 12.7 1.8 2.2 18.6 19 84.9
Average Statistics - Regular Season
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
COOLEY, JACK 2 0 8:20 1.5 100%   25% 1 0.5 1.5   0.5 1.5 0.5   3 2  
DIAZ, ALBERTO 10 0 6:58 1.7 60% 33.3% 66.7% 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6   0.1 1.5 1 0.9
DIEZ, DANIEL 10 2 17:46 4.6 42.9% 45% 87.5% 1.1 2 3.1 0.5 0.3 0.5   0.1 0.5 0.7 6.1
GABRIEL, GERMAN 2 0 4:54 5.5 60%   83.3%   0.5 0.5           0.5 1.5 5
HENDRIX, RICHARD 9 9 22:08 10.7 68.3%   71.4% 2.7 4.1 6.8 1.8 0.7 1.2 0.6 0.3 2.7 1.9 15.3
JACKSON, EDWIN 10 5 20:15 10.5 59.1% 39.2% 95% 0.4 0.9 1.3 2.2 0.3 1.2   0.2 0.7 2.4 10.5
KARAHODZIC, KENAN 2 0 2:24 1.5   100%   0.5   0.5 0.5   1     1   0.5
KUZMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS 10 8 21:02 13 64.4% 33.3% 85.7% 1.8 2 3.8 1.2 0.9 1.5 0.4 0.4 1.6 3.2 14.2
MARKOVIC, STEFAN 10 6 22:22 3.6 54.5% 20.8% 81.8% 0.4 1.7 2.1 4.9 0.5 1.4     1.9 1.8 7
NEDOVIC, NEMANJA 10 4 13:02 6.6 56% 40% 50%   0.8 0.8 1.8 0.2 1.4 0.3 0.2 1.2 0.8 4.6
SMITH, JAMAR 10 5 19:23 6.8 34.1% 35.3% 100% 0.4 0.7 1.1 2 0.9 1.3   0.4 2.3 0.8 2.7
SUAREZ, CARLOS 10 5 18:19 3.7 40% 25% 73.3% 1.1 2.7 3.8 1.9 0.7 0.7   0.1 1.5 2 7
THOMAS, WILL 10 5 23:27 9.4 54.7% 14.3% 84.4% 1.7 3.1 4.8 1.2 0.4 1 0.2 0.4 1.6 2.8 11.1
UTA, CHISTIAN 2 0 2:10                   0.5     1.5   -2
VAZQUEZ, FRAN 9 1 15:24 5.4 42.9%   63.6% 1 1.8 2.8 0.3 0.2 1.1 0.3   2.4 1.2 3.2
Average     200:00 76.09 54.5% 32.9% 79.7% 12.7 21.3 34 18.1 5.7 12.7 1.8 2.2 18.6 19 84.9
Club info

Unicaja Malaga returned to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague in 2017-18 thanks to the 7DAYS EuroCup title it won in 2017. With a solid roster, its season could not have started better than with a win over the then defending champs, Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul. Unicaja soon started experiencing the tough EuroLeague calendar, but the squad managed to chain together four wins to finish the first leg of the regular season. Nemanja Nedovic led the pack and was also the second-best scorer in the competition. He had help from Adam Waczynski and Ray McCallum. Unicaja kept its playoffs hopes alive until the last rounds. However, despite being out of the race soon after, the team from Malaga still managed to finish the season on a high note with back-to-back wins over Olympiacos Piraeus and, again, Fenerbahce. This led to a final 13-17 record that left the team just one place away from the playoffs. In domestic competition, Unicaja finished seventh, but fell to in the quarterfinals to eventual finalist KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz in a sweep. Now Unicaja returns to the EuroCup with confidence after taking the crown just two seasons ago.

EuroLeague

SEASON COMPETITION RECORD FINISH
2017-18 Euroleague 13-17 Regular Season
2015-16 Euroleague 11-13 Top 16
2014-15 Euroleague 8-16 Top 16
2013-14 Euroleague 11-13 Top 16
2012-13 Euroleague 15-9 Top 16
2011-12 Euroleague 4-12 Top 16
2010-11 Euroleague 6-10 Top 16
2009-10 Euroleague 9-7 Top 16
2008-09 Euroleague 10-6 Top 16
2007-08 Euroleague 13-7 Top 16
2006-07 Euroleague 14-11 Semifinal, Final Four
2005-06 Euroleague 15-5 Top 16
2004-05 Euroleague 6-8 Regular Season
2003-04 Euroleague 4-10 Regular Season
2002-03 Euroleague 8-12 Top 16
2001-02 Euroleague 6-8 Regular Season
TOTAL: 168-164

EuroCup

SEASON COMPETITION RECORD FINISH
2016-17 Eurocup 13-9 Champion
TOTAL: 13-9
History

Unicaja Malaga returns to the 7DAYS EuroCup after a season in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. Founded in 1977 as Club Baloncesto Caja de Ronda, it wasn't until 1992 – when it merged with cross-town rival Maristas – that the club started to challenge for bigger goals. Everything clicked in 1995 when Unicaja came within a shot of winning its first Spanish League title. Mike Ansley missed that shot in Game 4 of the finals and the club would have to wait until 2001 before it could celebrate its first crown. That time, led by Coach Bozidar Maljkovic and star scorer Veljko Mrsic, Unicaja was finally rewarded by winning the Korac Cup over Hemofarm Vrsac in a two-game final series. Unicaja followed that success by reaching the Spanish League finals in 2002 and the EuroLeague Top 16 for the first time in 2003, which proved to be the cornerstone of a bright future. In 2005, Unicaja lifted the Spanish Copa del Rey trophy for its first domestic title behind star forward Jorge Garbajosa. Things got even better the next season: Unicaja won the Spanish League championship with Garbajosa and home-grown talents Berni Rodriguez and Carlos Cabezas among those leading the way for Coach Sergio Scariolo. Unicaja marked its greatest continental success to date by reaching the 2007 EuroLeague Final Four in Athens, led by Daniel Santiago, Carlos Jimenez, Cabezas and Rodriguez. Even though CSKA stopped Unicaja in the semifinal, the club had confirmed its status among the European elite. Unicaja advanced to the Copa del Rey title game in 2009 before losing in overtime against Tau Ceramica Vitoria. Despite the lack of trophies, Unicaja has been consistent, especially with its long Top 16 run in the EuroLeague. Unicaja made it to the EuroLeague Top 16 in 11 consecutive seasons, an achievement that only FC Barcelona and Panathinaikos Athens matched. Coach Joan Plaza and players like Jayson Granger, Carlos Suarez and Fran Vazquez kept Unicaja competitive as the team reached the Spanish League semifinals in 2014 and 2015. Last season, Unicaja made its EuroCup debut a spectacular one, overcoming the lack of home-court advantage in three playoff series to claim the title. In its return to the EuroLeague, Unicaja had a bunch of prestige wins, including two against defending champ Fenerbahce, but fell one place short of the playoffs. Now, the team from Malaga returns to the competition it won two seasons ago with the same goal.

Trophy Case

EuroCup: 2016-17
Korac Cup: 2001
Spanish National League: 2005-06
Spanish National Cup "Copa del Rey": 2005
# Player Pos. H.
1 JACKSON, EDWIN G 1.90
3 UTA, CHISTIAN C 2.11
4 DIAZ, ALBERTO G 1.88
8 BELEMENE, ROMARIC F 2.02
9 MARKOVIC, STEFAN G 1.98
10 THOMAS, WILL F 2.03
11 DIEZ, DANIEL F 2.01
12 SUAREZ, CARLOS F 2.03
13 KARAHODZIC, KENAN C 2.09
15 SMITH, JAMAR G 1.91
16 NEDOVIC, NEMANJA G 1.91
17 VAZQUEZ, FRAN C 2.09
19 KUZMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS F 2.05
20 NELSON, DEMARCUS G 1.93
45 COOLEY, JACK F 2.06
President:
Eduardo García
Club Address:
Gregorio Diego Av. 44, 29004 Malaga - Spain
Arena:
PALACIO DE DEPORTES JOSE MARIA MARTIN CARPENA
c/ Miguel Merida Nicolich 2, Malaga