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: 1.91
#10 Forward Georgia 1986 Height: 2.03
#11 Forward Spain 1993 Height: 2.01
#12 Forward Spain 1986 Height: 2.02
#13 Center Serbia 1996 Height: 2.10
#15 Guard United States of America 1987 Height: 1.91
#16 Guard Serbia 1991 Height: 1.92
#17 Center Spain 1983 Height: 2.09
#19 Forward Lithuania 1989 Height: 2.05
#20 Guard United States of America 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 enjoyed a strong start in the 2015-16 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season, becoming the only team in the competition to reach the regular season's halfway mark undefeated. That included road win against Euroleague heavyweights Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv and CSKA Moscow in which Mindaugas Kuzminskas shined more than anyone. Unicaja qualified to the Top 16 for the 11th consecutive season and kept first-place options open until the end of the regular season, but a home loss against CSKA saw the team rank second with a 7-3 record. Unicaja went on to win two of its first three games in Top 16 Group E with home triumphs over Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul and Cedevita Zagreb. The club, however, went on to win just one in the next 10 games and ran out of chances for what would have been its first playoffs appearance since 2007. Despite a final home win against Fenerbahce Istanbul, Unicaja was seventh in Group E with a 4-10 record.

History

Unicaja opens a new chapter in its history by playing the Eurocup for the first time in the 2016-17 season. Founded in 1977 as Club Baloncesto Caja de Ronda, it wasn't until 1992 – when it merged with cross-town rival Maristas – that it 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. Unicaja, led by Coach Bozidar Maljkovic and star scorer Veljko Mrsic, was finally rewarded by winning the Korac Cup over Hemofarm Vrsac in the two-game final. Unicaja followed that 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. And 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. A year later, 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. Despite the lack of trophies, Unicaja has been consistent, especially in the Euroleague with its long Top 16 run. Coach Joan Plaza and players like Jayson Granger, Carlos Suarez and Fran Vazquez made Unicaja even more competitive recently, taking the team to the Spanish League semifinals in 2014 and 2015. Last season, Unicaja Unicaja returned to the Top 16 for the 11th consecutive season, an achievement that only FC Barcelona and Panathinaikos Athens have matched. Unicaja missed the Copa del Rey tournament, but reached the Spanish playoffs before losing to Valencia Basket. Always competitive and with great fans ready to support the team, Unicaja faces a new challenge in the 2016-17 Eurocup.

Trophy Case

Korac Cup: 2001
Spanish National League: 2005-06
Spanish National Cup: 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 1.91
10 THOMAS, WILL F 2.03
11 DIEZ, DANIEL F 2.01
12 SUAREZ, CARLOS F 2.02
13 KARAHODZIC, KENAN C 2.10
15 SMITH, JAMAR G 1.91
16 NEDOVIC, NEMANJA G 1.92
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
Address:
Gregorio Diego Av. 44, 29004 Malaga - Spain
Arena:
MARTIN CARPENA
c/ Miguel Merida Nicolich 2, Malaga, Spain