Zarko Cabarkapa


Served as envoy

  • 2016  –  Georgia

Zarko Cabarkapa was born May 21, 1981 in Zrenjanin, Serbia, Yugoslavia to parents are Zivan and Milka. He has one brother Milos who is 26 years old. Zarko grew up in Belgrade and began playing basketball at only 10 years old. Before going to the United States, Cabarkapa played for KK Beopetrol Belgrade and KK Budućnost Podgorica in Yugoslavia. When playing there he averaged 8.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. Zarko was a member of the gold-medal winning Yugoslavian team at the 2002 World Championship in Indianapolis.

Selected by Phoenix with the 17th overall pick in 2003 NBA Draft, ending the Suns’ string of six-consecutive early entry picks he was one of a record 21 international players taken in the draft, along with Suns rookie guard Leandro Barbosa (Brazil). Zarko was later traded by Phoenix to the Golden State Warriors.