Tanoka Beard

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Tanoka Beard
Tanoka Dwight Beard.jpg
No. 6
Center / Power forward
Personal information
Born (1971-09-29) September 29, 1971 (age 42)
Ogden, Utah
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (206 cm)
Listed weight 251 lb (114 kg)
Career information
High school Bonneville
(Washington Terrace, Utah)
College Boise State (1989–1993)
NBA draft 1993 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 1993–2009
Career history
1993–1994 Lottomatica Roma
1994 Leche Río Breogán
1994–1995 Ülkerspor
1995–1996 Besançon BCD
1996–1998 Joventut Badalona
1998–1999 Real Madrid
1999–2000 Pamesa Valencia
2000–2001 Fenerbahçe
2001–2002 Joventut Badalona
2002 Lokomotiv MV
2003–2007 Žalgiris Kaunas
2007–2008 Hapoel Holon
2008 Guayama Wizards
2008 Fajardo Cariduros
2008–2009 Tartu Ülikool/Rock
Career highlights and awards

Tanoka Dwight Beard (born September 29, 1971) is a retired American basketball player. While playing, Beard was able to play both the power forward and center positions, he earned an All-Euroleague Second Team selection in 2005, while leading the competition in rebounds with 10.6 per game. He has won various championships and cups from different European basketball leagues.

He has been named twice ACB Most Valuable Player in 1999 and 2002. He also holds Euroleague record in Performance Index Rating for having 63 in single match.

Former „Žalgiris“ jersey with Tanoka Beard #6 name on the back (left)

Championships[edit]

Personal achievements and awards[edit]

  • 1998–99 Spanish League MVP (Real Madrid)
  • 2001–02 Spanish League MVP (Joventut Badalona)
  • 2003–04 Lithuanian League MVP (Žalgiris Kaunas)
  • 2004–05 Baltic League Player of the Year (Žalgiris Kaunas)
  • 2004–05 Baltic League Final Four MVP (Žalgiris Kaunas)
  • 2004–05 All-Euroleague Second Team (Žalgiris Kaunas)
  • 2004–05 Lithuanian League Player of the Year (Žalgiris Kaunas)
  • 2006–07 Lithuanian League Player of the Year (Žalgiris Kaunas)

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
Led the league
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2002–03 Žalgiris Kaunas 3 2 30.0 .629 .000 .875 13.3 1.7 1.7 .3 17.0 27.3
2003–04 Žalgiris Kaunas 20 10 26.0 .561 .000 .696 7.6 .7 1.1 .8 14.6 17.4
2004–05 Žalgiris Kaunas 20 20 32.5 .578 .333 .771 10.6 1.3 1.5 .4 18.0 21.9
2005–06 Žalgiris Kaunas 14 13 27.8 .429 .130 .781 8.1 2.1 .9 .3 13.6 15.4
2006–07 Žalgiris Kaunas 14 14 31.0 .547 .214 .667 9.9 1.6 .9 .6 14.5 18.3
2007–08 Žalgiris Kaunas 2 0 19.7 .308 .000 .500 4.0 .5 1.5 .5 5.5 4.0
Career 73 59 29.1 .536 .188 .730 9.1 1.3 1.1 .5 15.2 18.5

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