Ivanka Matic has signed in France with Tarbes Gespe Bigorre
Serbian post player Ivanka Matic has signed
for the remainder of season 2015-16 with Tarbes Gespe Bigorre, currently ranked
first in the French Second Division League, with a record of 14 wins and 1
Ivanka arrives in Tarbes after playing last
season with Belgian First Division League's B.C. Belfius Namur Capitale,
averaging 9.2 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocks, and contributing to reach
the Final of the Belgian League.
Ivanka Matic's debut will be on the 27th of
February against S.I. Graffenstaden, in the 17th round of the French
Second Division League.
Ivanka Matic is a Serbian post player who
has a wide basketball experience, having played in the best European leagues and
winning the Euroleague in 2007 with Spartak Moscow. Furthermore, she was the
starting center of her national side for more than 11 years.
In Tarbes, Ivanka will share the locker room
with D'Lesha Lloyd, and will try to be the inside threat of Tarbe's
team, which will be fighting for promotion to the French First Division League.
Congrats for both, Ivanka and Tarbes Gespe
In the following video you can better see how Ivanka
Ivanka Matic started her career at Partizan
where she stayed from 2000 to 2003.
The first units of Ivanka Matic with the
National Team of Yugoslavia were in the 2001 European Championship and 2002
World Championship, where she averaged 3.7 points and 2.3 rebounds.
In the summer of 2003, Ivanka Matic play the
European Championship with the National Team of Serbia, averaging 7.3 points
and 5.7 rebounds.
In the 2003-2004 season Ivanka Matic signed for
Crvena Zvezda Beograd Serbia First Division, where she averaged 13.8 points and
8.5 rebounds in the Eurocup.
The following season, Ivanka Matic played in
France, where she joined the ASPTT Aix en Provence, averaging 9.8 points and
6.9 rebounds in the French League. She also averaged 13.1 points and 7.8
rebounds playing EuroCup.
In the summer of 2005, Ivanka Matic
participated in the Eurobasket in Turkey, averaging 6.7 points and 5.6 rebounds
in 17.9 minutes on average per game.
In the 2005-2006 season Ivanka Matic joined the
USO Mondeville, also in the First Division in France, averaging 11.2 points and
6.2 rebounds in French League, also participating in the Euroleague for the
first time, where she averaged 6.6 points and 5.1 rebounds in 22 minutes per
The following season, 2006-07, Ivanka Matic
played in Russia with Spartak Moscow Region where she averaged 5.5 points and 4
rebounds in the Russian league, playing and winning the Euroleague, averaging
3.7 points and 2.5 rebounds in 9.4 minutes on average played .
The following year, Ivanka Matic landed in
Spain, to play with the Perfumerías Avenida Salamanca, where she was a finalist
in League and Cup, finishing with an average of 9.1 points and 5.8 rebounds in
the Spanish League, and 8.2 points and 4.3 rebounds in 20 minutes in the
In the summer of 2008 Ivanka Matic played with
NT of Serbia the Qualifications to European Championships for the following
year, averaging 4.5 points and 5.5 rebounds.
Check Ivanka Matic 2008-09 season played in the
Czech Republic with the ZVVZ USK Praha, where she won the league averaging 9.9
points and 6.8 rebounds, and also played the Euroleague, averaging 3.1 points
and 3.5 rebounds in 10 minutes per game.
In the 2009-2010 season, Ivanka Matic Serbia
returned to play for Crvena Zvezda Beograd, for the January signing for
Challes-les-Eaux Basket of the French first division, in which she averaged
10.4 points and 6.8 rebounds .
The following season, Ivanka Matic played again
in France, with Gespe Bigorre Tarbes where she averaged 9.9 points and 7
rebounds in the French League and 11.6 points and 5.9 rebounds in the
In the summer of 2011 Ivanka Matic participated
with the Serbia NT in qualifying for Eurobasket in Poland where she averaged
11.9 points and 7.9 rebounds in 27.2 minutes per game.
In the 2011-2012 season Ivanka Matic signed in
Turkey for Galatasaray MP Istanbul. This season she averaged 6.6 points and 5.4
rebounds in 17 minutes in the Euroleague.
In the summer of 2012 Ivanka Matic Serbia
played with Selection Round Qualification European the following year,
averaging 7.8 points and 6.8 rebounds in 16 minutes played.
The following year, in the 2012-13 season,
Ivanka Matic joined the CSM Targoviste of the Romanian First Division where she
averaged 9.1 points and 6.1 rebounds in the Romanian league, and 6.5 points and
4.9 rebounds in 17 minutes in the Euroleague.
In the summer of 2013, Ivanka Matic with the
Serbian team played the European Championship in France, where she averaged 2.7
points and 3 rebounds in 11 minutes per game.
In the 2013-14 season, Ivanka Matic returns to
Serbia signed for Crvena Zvezda Beograd, averaging 16.2 points and 8 rebounds
in Serbian League and 14 points and 8 rebounds in the Adriatic League, where
she is the best in shooting percentage field (with 66.7%) and triples (80%).
This last season, 2014-15, Ivanka Matic joined
the BC belfius Namur Capitale Belgian Pro League, where she averaged 9.2 points
and 6.9 rebounds playing 17 minutes per game, where they were finalists.
This season has excelled in matches against
Liege scoring 20 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, and against CEP Fleurus
scoring 13 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and 6 blocks putting.
European Championships in Turkey -05: 6.7ppg,
5.6rpg, FGP: 53.8%, FT: 55.6%
French LFB Cup Semifinals -06
French Cup Semifinals -06
Eurobasket.com French LFB All-Bosmans Team -06
Russian Cup Semifinals -07
Russian Superleague Champion -07
Euroleague Champion -07
Spanish LFB Supercup Finalist -07
Spanish LFB Finalist -08
Qualifications to European Championships 2009 -08:
Czech Rep. D1 Regular Season Runner-Up -09
Czech Rep. D1 Champion -09
Serbian National Team -10-13
Qualifications to European Championships 2011
-10: 12.7ppg, 8.5rpg, 1.0apg, FGP-3(65.0%), FT: 82.8%
French LFB Finalist -11
Euroleague Final Eight -12
Turkish TKBL Regular Season Runner-Up -12
Turkish TKBL Finalist -12
Turkish President Cup Winner -12
Qualifications to European Championships 2013
-12: 7.8ppg, 6.8rpg, FGP: 49.1%, FT: 66.7%
Romanian Cup Winner -13
Romanian League Regular Season Champion -13
Romanian League Finalist -13
European Championships in France -13: 2.7ppg,
Adriatic League Finalist -14
Serbian Cup Semifinals -14
Eurobasket.com All-MZRKL Honorable Mention -14
Serbian League Regular Season Runner-Up -14
Serbian League Finalist -14
Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League 2nd Team -14
Belgian League Finalist -15
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