Tornike Shengelia

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Tornike Shengelia
No. 7 – Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
Position Small forward / Power forward
League Liga ACB
Euroleague
Personal information
Born (1991-10-05) October 5, 1991 (age 23)
Tbilisi, Georgia
Nationality Georgian
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Pro career 2008–present
Career history
2008–2010 Valencia (Spain)
2008–2010 →Valencia B (Spain 4th)
2010–2012 Spirou Charleroi (Belgium)
2010–2011 Verviers-Pepinster (Belgium)
20122014 Brooklyn Nets
2012–2014 Springfield Armor (D-League)
2014 Chicago Bulls
2014–present Laboral Kutxa (Spain)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Tornike "Toko" Shengelia (Georgian: თორნიკე შენგელია; born October 5, 1991) is a Georgian professional basketball player who plays for Laboral Kutxa of the Liga ACB.

Professional career[edit]

Early career[edit]

From 2008 to 2010, Shengelia played for both Valencia BC and its junior team, Valencia BC Sunny Delight. In 2010, he signed with Spirou Charleroi of Belgium, who later loaned him to VOO Verviers-Pepinster for the 2010–11 season. In August 2011, it was announced that he would play for Spirou Charleroi in 2011–12.[1]

Brooklyn Nets[edit]

Shengelia was selected with the 54th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft by Philadelphia 76ers. He was later traded to the Brooklyn Nets on draft night. In July 2012, he joined the Nets for the 2012 NBA Summer League. In 5 games, he averaged 10.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.[2]

On July 24, 2012, Shengelia signed with the Nets.[3] During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with the Springfield Armor of the NBA D-League.[4]

During his sophomore season, he also had multiple assignments with the Springfield Armor.[5]

Chicago Bulls[edit]

On January 21, 2014, Shengelia was traded to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Marquis Teague.[6] On April 14, 2014, he was waived by the Bulls.[7]

Laboral Kutxa[edit]

On June 21, 2014, Shengelia signed a three-year deal with Laboral Kutxa.[8]

International career[edit]

Shengelia plays for the senior men's Georgian national team. During the FIBA EuroBasket 2011, he averaged 8.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.

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.


Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2011–12 Spirou Charleroi 9 9 20.6 .452 .286 .682 4.3 1.0 .3 .1 8.3 7.1
Career 9 9 20.6 .452 .286 .682 4.3 1.0 .3 .1 8.3 7.1

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Brooklyn 19' .000 .000 .2 .2 .1 .0 .4
Career 45 0 5.5 .451 .125 .500 .9 .4 .1 .1 1.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tornike Shengelia returns to Spirou Charleroi
  2. ^ 2012 Summer League Profile
  3. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Sign Tornike Shengelia". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 24, 2012. Retrieved July 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ 2012-13 NBA Assignments
  5. ^ 2013-14 NBA Assignments
  6. ^ "BULLS ACQUIRE FORWARD TORNIKE SHENGELIA". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 21, 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  7. ^ "BULLS WAIVE TORNIKE SHENGELIA". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. April 14, 2014. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Laboral Kutxa announces Tornike Shengelia". Sportando.com. June 21, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 

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