Tomas Van Den Spiegel

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Tomas Van Den Spiegel
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Van den Spiegel, in a warm up with Real Madrid
Center
Personal information
Born (1978-07-10) 10 July 1978 (age 36)
Ghent, Belgium
Nationality Belgian
Listed height 7 ft 0.25 in (2.14 m)
Listed weight 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2000 / Undrafted
Pro career 1995–2012
Career history
1987–1995 Osiris Denderleeuw
1995–1997 Okapi Aalstar
1997–2001 Telindus Oostende
2001–2002 Fortitudo Bologna
2002 Telindus Oostende
2002–2004 Fortitudo Bologna
2004–2006 Virtus Roma
2006–2007 CSKA Moscow
2007–2008 Prokom Trefl Sopot
2008 CSKA Moscow
2008 Azovmash Mariupol
2008–2010 Real Madrid
2010–2011 Olimpia Milano
2011–2012 Telenet Oostende
Career highlights and awards

Tomas Van Den Spiegel (born 10 July 1978 in Ghent, Belgium) is a Belgian former professional basketball player. He is a 2.14 m (7 ft ¼) tall center.

He first went through the youth ranks of Osiris Denderleeuw, then those of Okapi Aalst and debuted at age 17 in the Belgian first division. After an election in 1996 as Rookie of the year Van Den Spiegel then moved in 1997 to Sunair Oostende. With Oostende he won two championship titles and two cups. Van den Spiegel was elected in 2001 as Belgian basketball player of the year and then signed a three year contract with the Italian top club Fortitudo Bologna. After one and a half season with Virtus Roma he chose CSKA Moscow as his next destination. With Moscow Van Den Spiegel won the Euroleague in both 2006 and 2008. He was also a Euroleague runner-up in 2004 with Bologna and in 2007 with Moscow. Van Den Spiegel with CSKA also won three Russian titles and two cups. After two short stints with Prokom Trefl Sopot in Poland and Azovmash Mariupol in the Ukraine Van Den Spiegel later also played two seasons for Real Madrid. After a season start with Olimpia Milano in 2010, he moved back to the Belgian League by the beginning of 2011. Tomas signed a contract for 4.5 years at Telenet Oostende in March 2011. He announced retirement in July 2013.

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