Dragan Bender Biography

(Professional Basketball Player)

More about the relationship

Reflecting on a personal life of Dragan Bender, he is in a relationship. Currently, he is dating is Nina Dedic. She is pursuing a bachelor degree. This couple is spotted in several places like parties, restaurants, and malls.

Relationship Facts of Dragan Bender

  • Dragan Bender is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Dragan Bender?

Tall and handsome Dragan Bender is a Croatian well-known professional basketball player. He is best known as the player for Phoenix Suns of National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays from power forward and center position wearing jersey number 35.

Age, Parents, Siblings, Family, Ethnicity, Nationality

Croatian professional basketball player Dragan Bender was born in Capljina, Bosnia, and Herzegovina on 17 November 1997. He is of Croatian ethnicity and has Croatian nationality.

Later, he moved to Split Croatia. His mother’s name is Bernada Bender and father’s name is Rafo Bender. He has a brother named Ivan Bender. At the age of 12, he began playing at Nikola Vujčić’s basketball foundation as a point monitor. He has one elder brother Ivan who is also a basketball player. He adored and demonstrated his amusement after Toni Kukoč, a previous Croatian NBA player while growing up and watched his old diversion tape.

Dragan Bender: Education History

There is no information on Dragan’s educational background.

Dragan Bender: Professional Life and Career

Dragan Bender started playing basketball since 2012. He started playing basketball after joining KK Split at the age of 15 years old in 2012. Then he signed with the country’s second best league KK Kastela.

In February 2014, he joined the KK Cedevita junior group for the Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament where he recorded 21 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists. Then he signed a 7-year contract with the Isreal team Maccabi Tel Aviv but soon he was sent to Ironi Ramat Gan of the Liga Leumit.

Dragan Bender
Caption: Dragan Bender (Source: Euro Hoops)

On 21 October 2014, he made a debut in a match against Ramat Hasharon recording 13 points, 13 rebounds, and 4 assists. Dragan Bender was recalled for Maccabi Tel Aviv and recorded 5 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 blocks in his debut winning a match against Maccabi Kiryat Gat.

On 6 April 2016, Bender declared for 2016 NBA draft and he was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the 2016 NBA draft.  On 7 July 2016, he signed a rookie contract with the Suns and started playing for the team in 2016 NBA Summer League. Since then he has been playing for the Phoenix Suns wearing a jersey number 35.

Dragan Bender: Salary and Net Worth

His net worth varies depending on the source so for now, we can say that his net worth has grown significantly. As per his salary, it is around 4.276 million USD annually.

Dragan Bender: Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

Unlike other players, he hasn’t been in any rumors but he suffered a controversy when his contract buyout not expected to pose issues.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

Dragan Bender has a height of 7 feet 1 inch. His body weighs 102kg. He has light brown hair and dark brown eyes.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

Dragan Bender is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has more than 8.8k followers on Twitter, 7.6k followers on Facebook, and 39.2k followers on Instagram.

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