Ante Tomić (basketball)

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Ante Tomić
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Tomić in 2012
No. 44 – FC Barcelona
Position Center
League Spanish League
Euroleague
Personal information
Born (1987-02-17) February 17, 1987 (age 27)
Dubrovnik, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Croatian
Listed height 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)
Listed weight 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44th overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Pro career 2004–present
Career history
2004–2009 Zagreb
2009–2012 Real Madrid
2012–present Barcelona
Career highlights and awards

Ante Tomić (born February 17, 1987) is a Croatian professional basketball player for Barcelona of the Spanish League. He also represents the Croatian national basketball team in the international competitions. Standing at 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m), he plays the center position.

Professional career[edit]

Zagreb[edit]

Tomić started playing basketball in his native city, Dubrovnik, and in 2004 signed for Zagreb. It was in the Croatia's capital that he made his name, both at home and abroad. In Zagreb, he won the Croatian Cup (2008), and was league Adriatic League's MVP in 2009. In 2008, he was a second-round pick in the NBA Draft for Utah Jazz, but his future was in the Liga Endesa.

Real Madrid[edit]

In January 2010, he moved to Real Madrid for three seasons. In his first season at Real Madrid, the Croatian centre played sixteen games in the regular Liga Endesa season, averaging 8 points and 5.4 rebounds in a total of 348 minutes. He played in eight play-off games, averaging 9.5 points and 5.9 rebounds. His Euroleague stats were very similar. He scored an average of 11 points per game and also had 3.6 rebounds and made 1.7 steals.

In the 2010–11 season, he played 32 ACB regular-season games, getting 10 points and four rebounds a game, in a total of 613 minutes of play. In the play-offs, in six games, he had 10 points and 5.6 rebounds. Tomić thus completed his finest Liga Endesa season yet and was named to the All-ACB Team. In 2011–12, his team won the Copa del Rey, beating Barça Regal in the final at the Palau Sant Jordi. In the play-offs, he was on court in 12 games and collected similar stats: he left Real Madrid with 7.25 points and 6 rebounds. After the third year, the all-whites opted not to extend his contract.

Barcelona[edit]

On July 5, 2012, Ante Tomić signed with Barça Regal for three seasons, with an option for one more. In the Euroleague 2012–13 season, he was named to the All-Euroleague First Team,[1] and in the 2012–13 ACB season, he was included to the All-ACB Team.[2]

In March 2014, Tomić became the first player ever to receive Euroleague MVP of the Month award twice in a row and even twice in the same season.[3] In May, he was named to the All-Euroleague First Team, for the second year in a row.[4]

Croatian national team[edit]

He has played for Croatia, at every level. In 2009, he won gold at the Mediterranean Games in Pescara (Italy) and as a full international appeared on all competitions on which Croatia has qualified. He has appeared at the World Championship in Turkey in 2010, Eurobasket in Lithuania in 2011 and Slovenia in 2013.

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Pro career[edit]

Individual[edit]

Euroleague career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: Euroleague is not the only competition in which player participated for the team during the season.


Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2009–10 Real Madrid 9 7 21.8 .616 .000 .643 3.6 .9 .1 1.1 11.0 10.7
2010–11 Real Madrid 23 22 21.1 .503 .000 .667 5.3 1.1 .6 .6 9.9 10.7
2011–12 Real Madrid 15 12 14.6 .543 .000 .650 3.7 .7 .1 .6 6.7 6.9
2012–13 Barcelona 30 25 24.0 .638 .000 .607 6.5 1.7 .7 1.1 11.7 16.8
2013–14 Barcelona 29 28 22.4 .629 .000 .667 6.4 2.1 .5 .6 11.7 15.8
Career 106 94 21.4 .592 .000 .643 5.6 1.4 .5 .7 10.5 13.3

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