Stevan jelovac, a 32-year-old, 2.08-meter Serbian center, has died from a stroke who suffered during individual training in the past November 14. The player, who was currently active in the AEK Athens, was recovering from an ankle injury and collapsed during a work session.
It was immediately admitted to a hospital where he remained until last December 2 his family decided to move him to his native Serbia. This Sunday the Greek club reported his passing, which has impacted European basketball.
Jelovac spent three seasons in the Endesa League defending the t-shirt of Saragossa between 2014 and 2017. With the Maño team he played 100 games in which he left samples of his quality and talent with averages of 14.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 14.6 PIR credits. Both his former club and the rest of the ACB joined the pain of his family, friends and colleagues in a message of condolences.
The Serbian pivot, in addition to Spain, had played in Serbia, Turkey, Italy, Lithuania, Russia, Germany and Japan. On August 23 of this year he got engaged with AEK, where he shared a team with the Spanish Quino Colom.