Bruno Šundov

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bruno Šundov
Jászberényi KSE
Center
Personal information
Born (1980-02-10) February 10, 1980 (age 34)
Split, Croatia, Yugoslavia
Nationality Croatian
Listed height 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school The Winchendon School
(Winchendon, Massachusetts)
NBA draft 1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
Pro career 1997–present
Career history
1997–1998 KK Split (Croatia)
19982000 Dallas Mavericks
2000 Leones de Ponce (Puerto Rico)
20002002 Indiana Pacers
2002–2003 Boston Celtics
2003 Cleveland Cavaliers
2003–2004 New York Knicks
2004 Gary Steelheads (CBA)
2004 Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)
2004 Verviers-Pepinster (Belgium)
2004–2005 New York Knicks
2005–2007 Lucentum Alicante (Spain)
2007–2008 AEL Limassol (Cyprus)
2008 Baloncesto León (Spain)
2008 ASK Riga (Latvia)
2009 KK Cibona (Croatia)
2009 Menorca Bàsquet (Spain)
2009–2010 BC Donetsk (Ukraine)
2010 Kavala (Greece)
2010 Valencia (Spain)
2011–2012 Lukoil Academic (Bulgaria)
2012 Osječki sokol (Croatia)
2013 Rain or Shine Elasto Painters (Philippines)
2013–2014 Al Shabab (UAE)
2014-present Jászberényi KSE (Hungary)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Bruno Šundov (born February 10, 1980) is a Croatian professional basketball player. He is a 2.21 m (7 ft 3 in) and 122 kg (270 lbs.) center.[1] He played for five different NBA teams and over 20 clubs around the world.

Pro career[edit]

Šundov was a second-round draft pick of the Dallas Mavericks in the 1998 NBA Draft, aged only 18, and played sparingly for a number of teams during a seven-year spell: the Mavericks (1998–2000), Indiana Pacers (2000–02), Boston Celtics (2002–03), Cleveland Cavaliers (2003–04) and the New York Knicks (January 2004 and 2004–05). He averaged 1.7 points and one rebound per game over his NBA career.

Šundov also played with the Israeli league club Maccabi Tel Aviv in February 2004, and with RBC Verviers-Pepinster in the Basketball League Belgium in May later that year.

In September 2005, after leaving the NBA, he signed with the Spanish club Etosa Alicante, and two seasons later he joined five times-in-a-row Cyprus national championship club Proteas EKA AEL, being crucial in the team's success in the Eurocup campaign, where the club finished in third place.

In February 2008, Šundov was signed by the Spanish ACB league club Grupo Begar León, which was eventually relegated after the 2007-08 ACB season. In September 2008, he joined ASK Riga in the Baltic League and, later that season moved to Adriatic League team Cibona Zagreb.[2][3] He ended that season with Menorca Bàsquet in Spain, then joined Donetsk. When the latter team went bankrupt in January 2010, Sundov signed with Kavala of the Greek League.[4]

In September 2010 he signed a one-month contract with Valencia BC[5] in Spain which was not extended.[6]

In January 2011 Sundov signed with the Bulgarian team PBC Lukoil Academic [7]

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters selected Sundov as an import for the 2013 Philippine Basketball Association's Commissioner's Cup;[8] he is the first European (and European-born) player to play as an import in the Philippines, and he is also the first Philippine Basketball Association import from Europe. Later in 2013, Sundov signed with Al Shabab in the United Arab Emirates.[9]

Croatian national team[edit]

Šundov first distinguished himself at the 1998 International Junior Tournament, which was won by the Croatian national junior team. He later won the silver medal at the 2001 FIBA Under-21 World Championship, averaging 10.7 points and 4.6 rebounds per game during the tournament.[10]

References[edit]

External links[edit]