Ante Zizic

John Von 02 May,2018

Facts of Ante Zizic

Birth Name
Ante Toni Zizic
Famous Name
Ante Zizic
 Paula Vulko


Career & Net worth

$ 1.7 million
Net Worth
More than $ 2.5 million
Currently Club
Canton Charge


 Paula Vulko

Ante Toni Zizic or famously known as Ante Zizic is a  professional Croatian basketball player who plays in the center position for his current American basketball team Cleveland Cavaliers' Canton Charge.

Before he was selected in NBA, he played for Croatian basketball clubs like KK Kastela, KK Cibona, and KK Garcia.

He is a 23rd overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft by Boston Celtics but was later traded to Cavaliers.

Ante Zizic’s Childhood and Early Career

Ante Zizic, with Croatian nationality, was born to Croatian parents on January 4, 1997, in Split Croatia. His elder brother, Andrija Zizic born on 1980, was also a professional basket player and both of them played together at Cibona Zagreb in 2015 as well as represent Croatia in their junior teams and as well as the senior basketball team.

He cited that his elder brother was his inspiration and currently, Andrija is the sporting director for Cibona Zagreb.

Zizic started his playing career with the Croatian basketball team of KK Split in 2013 and played for their junior team.

He then moved to the junior team of Cedevita Zagreb and later on joined Cibona Zagreb in 2014 and in the same season, he recorded a tally of 7.4 points, 0.3 points,0.3 steals, 0.9 blocks in 15.5 minutes per game in 25 matches for Cibona Zagreb.

After a successful season in 2015/2016 with the Zagreb team, he, later on, signed with the Turkish basketball team, Darussafaka Dogus on December 2016 and made his Euro league debut for Darussafaka against Barcelona FC on 30 December 2016

In his debut match for the Turkish basketball team, he finished the match with 4 points,6 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 bounds.

Ante Zizic's Net worth and Salary

According to the reports, his annual salary is around $ 1.7 million as of 2018. His total contract is around $15 million with the Cleveland Cavaliers for 5 years with an average salary of $3 million. He is reported to earn $1,952,760 the next season which will rise to $2,281,800in 2019-20.

The remaining two season, he will earn $3,872,214 and $5,634,072 respectively.

Looking at his professional basketball career, his total net worth is assumed to be more than $ 2.5 million.

Ante Zizic's NBA Career

His impressive performances caught the eye of NBA giant, Boston Celtics, and the player was selected to be the 23rd pick in the NBA draft in 2016 season.

He signed with Boston in the summer of 2017 and was immediately traded to fellow Basketball club, Cleveland Cavaliers such as Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and Kyrie Irving on 2017.

Zizic, later on, played for Canton Charge in 2017/18 and in 2018, he was a regular player and for playing for many minutes for the team mostly due to the fact that players such as Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson were out with an injury.

His defining moment with the Canton Charge on March 11, 2018, he scored 15 points and recorded 7 rebounds in a losing cause against Los Angeles Lakers.

Ante Zizic's International Career

He played with the junior basketball team of Croatia and won a bronze medal in FIBA U18 European Championship in Turkey.

Zizic also won the silver medal with Croatia U19 basketball team at the FIBA U19 World Cup in Greece.

Ante Zizic's Personal Life

Currently, 21, the Croatian star basketball player is dating a 21-year-old Croatian named Paula Vulko. Born in Split, Croatia on April 2, 1997, Paula is a violinist.

She studied music at the University of Zagreb’s Academy of Music. They were also spotted walking together in Zagreb in 2017.

Zizic stands at the towering height of 6 ft 11 inches and weighs 113 kgs.


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