FIBA Hall of Fame
For those who made the game
Hall of Famers
Radomir Shaper (Serbia)
Born on December 09, 1925, in Belgrade, Serbia.
Passed away on December 06, 1998, at the age of 72.
Enshrined as a contributor in the FIBA Hall of Fame on March 01, 2007.
- PhD in Technical Sciences
- Graduated from the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy in Belgrade. In 1968, he became a faculty professor and in 1980 he was named Associate Dean of the above-mentioned Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy
- Authored many articles and was a common lecturer throughout the world as a top authority in the field of basketball rules
- Played professionally in three clubs of his native Belgrade: BASK, Red Star and Partizan
- Player of the Yugoslavian Basketball National Team
- President of the Technical Commission of the Yugoslavian Basketball Federation
- Secretary General of the Yugoslavian Basketball Federation for 8 years
- President of the Yugoslavian Basketball Federation for 8 years
- Commissioner of the Yugoslavian League
- President of the Technical Commission of FIBA: 1972-1998
Distinctions & Recognitions
- Professor Radomir Shaper is internationally known for his enormous contributions to the improvement of international basketball rules
- FIBA Order of Merit in 1999 (awarded posthumously)
- The Radomir Shaper Prize of FIBA is awarded since 2001 to an individual who has distinguished himself and has made exceptional contributions to the development of the basketball rules