Brock Motum

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Brock Motum
Brock Motum 12 - Anadolu Efes S.K. 20171215 (cropped).jpg
Motum with Anadolu Efes in 2017
Valencia Basket
PositionPower forward / Center
LeagueLiga ACB
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1990-10-16) 16 October 1990 (age 28)
Brisbane, Queensland
NationalityAustralian
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High schoolState High
(Brisbane, Queensland)
CollegeWashington State (2009–2013)
NBA draft2013 / Undrafted
Playing career2013–present
Career history
2013–2014Granarolo Bologna
2014–2015Adelaide 36ers
2015–2017Žalgiris
2017–2019Anadolu Efes
2019–presentValencia
Career highlights and awards

Brock William Motum (born 16 October 1990) is an Australian professional basketball player for Valencia Basket of the Liga ACB and the EuroLeague. He is also a member of the Australian national basketball team.

College career[edit]

Motum, a 6-foot-10-inch (2.08 m) power forward-centre from Brisbane, played basketball at the Australian Institute of Sport. In 2009, he moved to the United States to play college basketball for the Washington State Cougars. In his four-year career, Motum scored 1,530 points (12.8 per game) and left WSU fifth on the school's all-time scoring list. As a junior in 2011–12, Motum averaged 18.0 points per game to lead the Pac-12 Conference. He was named first team All-Pac-12 and the league's Most Improved Player.[1] In his senior year, he averaged 18.7 points per game and was named second team All-Pac-12.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Granarolo Bologna[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft, Motum joined the Philadelphia 76ers for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On 27 July 2013, he signed a two-year deal with Granarolo Bologna of the Lega Basket Serie A, with an NBA out-clause for 2014.[3] In 25 games for Bologna in 2013–14, he averaged 8.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.

Utah Jazz[edit]

After averaging 8.0 points and 4.6 rebounds over five Summer League games for the Utah Jazz,[4][5] Motum signed a non-guaranteed contract with the franchise on 26 August 2014.[6][7] He was later waived by the Jazz on 25 October 2014 after appearing in one preseason game.[8]

Adelaide 36ers[edit]

On 3 November 2014, Motum signed a conditional two-year deal with the Adelaide 36ers of the National Basketball League.[9] Backing up 7'1" (216 cm) Luke Schenscher at centre in his debut game on 9 November, Motum recorded 28 points and 6 rebounds in the 36ers' 100-107 loss to the Sydney Kings.[10] While the 36ers lost their first seven games with Motum, they began a fightback effort to try and qualify for the 2014–15 NBL playoffs as they won eight out of their next 10 games. During this time with Schenscher restricted by an ankle injury, Motum moved to the starting lineup at power forward and 6'11" (212 cm) Daniel Johnson (who rejoined the club late in the season after a stint in Poland) playing at centre, with the two forming a formidable front court combination. On 23 January 2015, he was named Player of the Week for Round 15 after recording 31 points and 13 rebounds on 16 January against Perth, and 17 points and 11 rebounds on 18 January against Wollongong.[11]

On 5 February 2015, Motum was named the Player of the Month for January after leading the 36ers to a monthly record of 5-1 while averaging 20.8 points over the six games.[12] In 24 games for Adelaide in 2014–15, he averaged 17.5 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.[13]

In June 2015, Motum exercised the NBA and European out clause in his contract with the 36ers, parting ways with the club.[14]

Return to Utah[edit]

In July 2015, Motum re-joined the Utah Jazz for the 2015 NBA Summer League.[15] In eight Summer League games for the Jazz, he averaged 8.3 points and 3.9 rebounds per game.[16]

Žalgiris Kaunas[edit]

On 4 August 2015, Motum signed a one-year deal, with the option of a second, with Žalgiris Kaunas of the Lithuanian Basketball League.[17] On 7 August 2016, he re-signed with the team.[18] Motum had an amazing second season, becoming one of the team leaders in the Euroleague, and in the LKL, turning the criticism of the first season to praise in the second one. During his time with Žalgiris, Motum won the LKL championships in 2016 and 2017, and the KMT Cup in 2017.

Anadolu Efes[edit]

On 29 June 2017, Motum signed a one-year deal with Turkish club Anadolu Efes.[19]

Valencia Basket[edit]

On July 2, 2019, Motum signed a two-year deal with Spanish club Valencia Basket.[20]

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: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2015–16 Zalgiris 24 3 17.2 .485 .351 .750 2.8 .5 .5 .0 6.7 5.1
2016–17 30 0 23.1 .539 .462 .709 3.4 .5 .6 .1 10.8 9.5
2017–18 Anadolu Efes 29 14 19.2 .475 .384 .967 3.0 .7 .3 .0 8.7 7.6
2018–19 31 1 11.6 .506 .440 .781 1.8 .4 .1 .1 6.5 5.6
Career 114 18 20.2 .504 .416 .787 2.7 .5 .4 .0 8.2 7.3

International career[edit]

Motum first represented Australia in the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand, helping the team to a 7–2 record and a fourth-place finish. Motum led the tournament in field goal percentage, shooting .600 from the floor.[1]

On 28 July 2014, he was named to the 2014 Boomers' squad for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain.[21][22]

Personal[edit]

Motum is the son of Greg and Leonie Motum, and has a sister, Anna.[1]

On 15 August 2017, he proposed to former Žalgiris TV presenter Martyna Marmaitė which he met while playing for Žalgiris Kaunas.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Brock Motum Biography". wsucougars.com. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  2. ^ Caple, Christian (21 July 2014). "Brock Motum named 2nd-team All-Pac-12". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Virtus Bologna sign Australian rookie Brock Motum". Sportando.com. 27 July 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Meet Brock Motum, the Aussie who's killing it at the Jazz and who isn't No.5 draft pick Dante Exum". FOXSports.com. 21 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  5. ^ "2014 Summer League Player Profile – Brock Motum". NBA.com. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Jazz Signs Free Agent Brock Motum". NBA.com. 26 August 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  7. ^ Ward, Roy (16 September 2014). "Reports say Boomers star Joe Ingles to sign with LA Clippers". SMH.com.au. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Jazz Waive Motum". NBA.com. 25 October 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  9. ^ "36ers Sign Brock Motum". Adelaide36ers.com. NBL.com.au. 3 November 2014. Archived from the original on 3 November 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Kings vs 36ers". FIBALiveStats.com. 9 November 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  11. ^ "R15 Player of the Week: Brock Motum". NBL.com.au. 23 January 2015. Archived from the original on 23 January 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  12. ^ "NBL Awards: January". NBL.com.au. 5 February 2015. Archived from the original on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  13. ^ "Player statistics for Brock Motum". FoxSportsPulse.com. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  14. ^ Nagy, Boti (19 June 2015). "Leaping Lucas Walker to fire up the Adelaide 36ers". HeraldSun.com.au. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  15. ^ "Jazz Announce Mini-Camp Roster for 2015 Summer League". NBA.com. 2 July 2015. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  16. ^ Report: Motum considering Jazz offer
  17. ^ "Zalgiris Kaunas signs Brock Motum". Archived from the original on 8 August 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  18. ^ "Kauno "Žalgirio" naujienos: A.Milaknis grįžta, M.Pocius išvyksta, B.Motumas lieka". zalgiris.lt (in Lithuanian). 7 August 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  19. ^ "Efes adds Aussie forward Motum". Euroleague.net. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  20. ^ "Valencia bolsters frontcourt with Motum". EuroLeague.net. 2 July 2019. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  21. ^ "Baynes and Motum to Compete in 2014 FIBA World Cup". wsucougars.com. 28 July 2014. Archived from the original on 29 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  22. ^ "AIRBNB BOOMERS TEAM NAMED FOR 2014 FIBA BASKETBALL WORLD CUP". Basketball.net.au. 28 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  23. ^ ""Žalgiryje" žaidęs Brockas Motumas pasipiršo Martynai Marmaitei". 15min.lt. Retrieved 15 August 2017.

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