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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 loss.

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 Bigorre!

In the following video you can better see how Ivanka Matic plays:

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 game.

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 Euroleague.

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 Euroleague.

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.


2000-2003: Partizan (Serbia-D1)

2003-2004: Crvena Zvezda Beograd (Serbia-D1)

2004-2005: ASPTT Aix en Provence (France-D1): 9.8ppg, 6.9rpg, 2FGP: 55.7%, FT: 75.0%; Europe Cup: 13.1ppg, 7.8rpg, 0.9apg, 1.9spg, 1.2bpg, 2FGP: 52.1%, 3FGP: 79.2%

2005-2006: USO Mondeville (France-D1): Euroleague: 6.6ppg, 5.1rpg, 0.6apg, FGP: 44.4%, FT: 47.6%; French League: 11.2ppg, 6.2rpg, 0.9apg, 2FGP-3(58.7%), FT: 79.7%

2006-2007: Spartak Moscow Region (Russia-D1): Euroleague: 3.7ppg, 2.5rpg; Russian League: 5.5ppg, 4.0rpg, 2FGP-2(60.0%), FT: 56.0%

2007-2008: Perfumerias Avenida Salamanca (Spain-D1): Euroleague: 8.2ppg, 4.3rpg, FGP: 53.8%, 3PT: 25%, FT: 89.3%; Spanish League: 9.1ppg, 5.8rpg, 2FGP-1(60.0%), 3PT: 14.0%, FT: 70.0%

2008-2009: ZVVZ USK Praha (Czech Rep.-D1): Euroleague: 3.1ppg, 3.5rpg; Czech Rep. League: 9.9ppg, 6.8rpg, 2FGP: 54.7%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 74.1%

2009-2010: Crvena Zvezda Beograd (Serbia-D1)

2010: Challes-les-Eaux Basket (France-D1): 10.4ppg, 6.8rpg, FGP: 39.6%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 82.4%

2010-2011: Tarbes Gespe Bigorre (France-D1): Euroleague: 11.6ppg, 5.9rpg, FGP: 46.7%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 87.2%; French League: 9.9ppg, 7.0rpg, FGP: 48.1%, 3PT-2(55.6%), FT: 68.8%

2011-2012: Galatasaray M.P. Istanbul (Turkey-D1): Euroleague: 6.6ppg, 5.4rpg, FGP: 60.0%, FT: 85.0%

2012-2013: CSM Targoviste (Romania-D1): 9.1ppg, 6.1rpg, FGP: 56.6%, FT: 74.2%; Euroleague: 6.5ppg, 4.9rpg, FGP: 49.4%, FT: 54.5%

2013-2014: Crvena Zvezda Beograd (Serbia-D1): Adriatic League: 14.0ppg, 8.0rpg, FGP-1(66.7%), 3PT-1(80.0%), FT: 80.0%; Serbian League: 16.2ppg, 8.0rpg, FGP-1(65.2%), 3PT: 41.2%, FT: 66.7%

2014-2015: BC Belfius Namur Capitale (Belgium-D1): 9.2ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 46.4%, FT: 86.1%


Yugoslavian National Team -02

World Championships in China -02

Serbia and Montenegro National Team -05-06

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: 4.5ppg, 5.5rpg

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, 3.0rpg

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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