Tragedy strikes in European basketball: Stevan Jelovac dies at 32

2021-12-05 18:14
Credit: AEK BC
Credit AEK BC

Stevan Jelovac passed away at the age of 32, his last club, AEK Athens, announced.

Jelovac felt unwell during AEK's training session on November 14 and was transferred to the hospital.

The 32-year-old Serbian forward had strong malaise and fainting tendencies during his team's training session, where he suffered a stroke from which he never recovered.

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Jelovac, as the doctors had emphasized from the first moment, was in critical condition due to a brain hemorrhage, but he didn't manage to wake up from the coma. Doctors were waiting for him to respond, even tried to resuscitate him twice, to no avail.

His condition remained critical in the next several days until his family decided that he be transferred to his home country Serbia.

There, he was ruled brain dead and his family decided to stop the life support that kept him alive for almost three weeks.

Credit AEK BC

Jelovac started his senior career with KK Vizura.

He went on to play with Crvena Zvezda, Antalya BSB in Turkey (2011-12), JuveCaserta in Italy (2012-13), Lietuvos Rytas in Lithuania (2013–14), CAI Zaragoza (2014-17), Nizhny Novgorod in Russia (2017–18), Brose Bamberg in Germany (2018-19), Gaziantep Basketbol in Turkey (2019-20) and San-en NeoPhoenix of the Japanese B.League (2020-21).

Born in Novi Sad in former Yugoslavia, Jelovac played 5 Greek League games with AEK averaging 11.2 points on 66.7% (10/15) three-point shooting, 4.4 rebounds.

He averaged 16.5 points and 4.5 rebounds over two Basketball Champions League contests this season.



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