February 10, 1980 |
Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||7 ft 3 in (2.21 m)|
|Listed weight||270 lb (122 kg)|
|High school||The Winchendon School
|NBA draft||1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall|
|Selected by the Dallas Mavericks|
|2000||Leones de Ponce|
|2003–2004||New York Knicks|
|2004||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|2004–2005||New York Knicks|
|2013||Rain or Shine Elasto Painters|
|2016||Toros del Norte|
|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) tall center. He played for five different NBA teams and over 20 clubs around the world.
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.
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. 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.
The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters selected Sundov as an import for the 2013 Philippine Basketball Association's Commissioner's Cup; he is the first European (and European-born) player to play as an import in the PBA. Later in 2013, Sundov signed with Al Shabab in the United Arab Emirates. In February 2014, he signed with Jászberényi KSE of Hungary.
In November 2014, he signed with his former club Lukoil Academic for the 2014–15 season. In late November 2015, he signed with Al-Ahli of the Bahraini Premier League. After moving to the Nicaraguan Toros del Norte with whom he played in the 2016 FIBA Americas League, in January 2016 Šundov landed in Petrochimi of the Iranian League.
Croatian national team
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.
- Eurocup Profile
- Cibona signs Šundov.
- Kavala adds size with Bruno Sundov.
- Power Electronics Valencia signs Bruno Sundov
- Šundov napustio Valenciju (in Croatian)
- Lukoil adds size with Bruno Sundov
- Giant issue for Painters: Team having problems finding bed big enough for 7-3 import Sundov
- Al Shabab Dubai announced Croatian center Bruno Sundov
- Bruno Sundov signs in Hungary with Jaszberenyi KK
- Veteran big man Bruno Sundov signs with Lukoil Academic
- Bruno Sundov inks in Bahrain with Al Ahli
- Bruno Šundov pronašao novi angažman, prvo iskustvo u iranskoj košarci
- FIBAEurope Profile.