Instant Replay: Jazz’s Bojan Bogdanovic Throws Down Big Slam Dunk During Olympic Qualifier
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic rose up for a thrilling slam dunk during Croatia’s FIBA Olympic Qualifying game against Germany.
The Jazzman and Croatia played Germany on Saturday, July 3.
Only minutes into the contest, Bogdanovic drove past a German defender before rising up in the paint.
The forward rocked the rim with a one-handed slam and let out some fierce emotion after the big play.
— NBA (@NBA) July 3, 2021
Unfortunately for the Jazzman and his national team, Germany defeated Croatia, 86-76.
The loss eliminated Croatia from being able to play in the Summer Games in Tokyo.
Bogdanovic finished the contest with a game-high 27 points on 11-19 shooting, including 4-11 from beyond the arc. He also added two rebounds in 37 minutes of action.
Bojan Bogdanovic had his best game of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament scoring 38 points on 11/19 shooting, but Croatia lost to Germany 86-76, ending the @utahjazz forward’s Olympic hopes. #TakeNote
— KSL Sports (@kslsports) July 3, 2021
During the 2020-21 season with the Jazz, Bogdanovic averaged 17.0 points on 43.9 percent shooting. He shot 39.0 percent on three-pointers. Bogdanovic added 3.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 0.6 steals per contest.
He helped the Jazz finish the regular season with the NBA’s best record and the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. Bogdanovic and the Jazz reached the Western Conference Semifinals before getting eliminated by the Los Angeles Clippers.
Next season will be Bogdanovic’s third year of a four-year contract with the Jazz.