Anthropometric Characteristics and Body Composition of Elite Youth Male BasketballPlayers – Participants of Junior Euroleague

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Milovan Ljubojevic; Danilo Bojanic; Aldijana Nokic; Pavle Malovic & Dragan Bacovic


The aim of this research was to determine the differences among the junior basketball players of the BC Partizan and BC Buducnost Voli, in terms of their anthropometric characteristics and body composition. A sample of 22 subjects was divided into two sub-samples. The first sub-sample of the subjects consisted of 11 players of the basketball team Partizan (Serbia), of the average age 17.18 ± 0.50, while the other sub-sample consisted of 11 players of basketball team Buducnost Voli (Montenegro), based on the average age of 17.28 ± 0.30. All players were tested in Podgorica, in a lasting period of two days, while they held international friendly tournament, just before the start of the national championships. Anthropometric characteristics in the body composition were evaluated by a battery of eleven variables: body height (cm), body weight (kg), triceps skinfold, back skinfold, biceps skinfold, abdominal skinfold, thighs skinfold, calf skinfold, body mass index (BMI), percentage of fat and muscle mass (kg). Differences in anthropometric characteristic and composition of the body of the male junior basketball players of two basketball teams were determined by using a discriminatory parametric procedure with t-test for small independent samples. It was found that the basketball players of Partizan are taller and have a lower body mass. Also, there are significant statistical differences by seven: triceps skinfold, back skinfold, biceps skinfold, abdominal skinfold, calf skinfold, thigh skinfold and BMI.

KEY WORDS: Anthropometric characteristics; Body composition; Junior male basketball players.

How to cite this article

LJUBOJEVIC, M.; BOJANIC, D.; NOKIC, A.; MALOVIC, P. & BACOVIC, D. Anthropometric characteristics and body composition of elite youth male basketball players - participants of Junior Euroleague. Int. J. Morphol., 41(3):798-803, 2023.