|New Orleans Pelicans|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Born|| (2001-03-30) 30 March 2001|
Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Nationality||Croatian / Bosnian|
|Listed height||2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)|
|Listed weight||105 kg (231 lb)|
|NBA draft||2022 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52nd overall|
|Selected by the New Orleans Pelicans|
|2019–2020||→ OKK Beograd|
|2020–2022||→ Mega Basket|
|2022—present||New Orleans Pelicans|
|Career highlights and awards|
Karlo Matković (born 30 March 2001) is a Croatian professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for KK Mega Basket of the ABA League . He represents the Croatia national team internationally, although he played for Bosnia and Herzegovina at youth level.
During the 2018–19 Croatian League season, Matković was promoted to the Cedevita senior team. In April 2019, he signed his first professional contract for Cedevita. In September 2019, he was loaned to OKK Beograd for the 2019–20 Serbian League season. In August 2020, he was loaned to Mega Soccerbet for the 2020–21 ABA season. Following the 2020–21 season Matković declared for the 2021 NBA draft. On July 19, 2021, he withdrew his name from consideration for the 2021 NBA draft.
National team career
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Matković was a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina under-18 team at the 2018 FIBA U18 European Championship in Latvia. Over seven tournament games, he averaged 8.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. His team finished the last with a 0–7 record.
In November 2021, Matković expressed his interest to represent Croatia internationally in the senior competitions, if called. He made his debut for Croatia in February 2022, in the 2023 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers match against Sweden.
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- Karlo Matkovic at aba-liga.com
- Karlo Matkovic at realgm.com