Dontaye Draper

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Dontaye Draper
Dontaye Draper Real Madrid-CB Sevilla marzo 2013.JPG
Draper with Real Madrid in March 2013.
Real Madrid
Position Point guard
League Liga ACB
Euroleague
Personal information
Born (1984-08-10) August 10, 1984 (age 31)
Baltimore, Maryland
Nationality American / Croatian
Listed height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Wallbrook (Baltimore, Maryland)
College College of Charleston (2003–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2008 Sydney Kings
2008 Hyeres-Toulon
2008–2009 Oostende
2009–2010 Prima Veroli
2010–2012 Cedevita Zagreb
2012–2014 Real Madrid
2014–2015 Anadolu Efes
2015–2016 Lokomotiv Kuban
2016–present Real Madrid
Career highlights and awards

Dontaye Dominic Draper (born August 10, 1984) is an American-Croatian professional basketball player for Real Madrid of the Liga ACB. Standing at 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m), he plays at the point guard position.

College career[edit]

Draper played college basketball at the College of Charleston with the Charleston Cougars from 2003-07.

Professional career[edit]

Draper began his professional career in the 2007-08 season with the Australasian League club the Sydney Kings. He then joined the French League club Hyeres-Toulon for the start of the 2008-09 season. In December 2008, he joined the Belgian League club BC Oostende.

He then signed with the Italian Second Division club Prima Veroli for the 2009-10 season. He next joined the Adriatic League club Cedevita Zagreb for the 2010-11 season. He was named the Eurocup Basketball MVP in 2011.[1] After two seasons with Cedevita Zagreb, he was signed by Real Madrid.[2]

On July 2, 2014, Draper signed a two-year deal with the Turkish team Anadolu Efes.[3] On August 3, 2015, he left Efes and signed a one-year deal with the Russian club Lokomotiv Kuban.[4]

On July 20, 2016, Draper returned to Real Madrid for the 2016–17 season.[5][6]

Croatian national team[edit]

While in the process of acquiring his Croatian citizenship, Draper made the list of 25 players who were Croatian national team candidates for the EuroBasket 2011.[7] In July 2011, shortly after having received his Croatian citizenship, Draper played his first game for the national team.[8] He also represented Croatia at the 2015 EuroBasket,[9] where they were eliminated in the round of final 16 by Czech Republic.[10]

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
2012–13 Real Madrid 26 4 10.8 .258 .250 .786 1.1 1.0 .7 .1 1.9 1.5
2013–14 20 1 11.2 .282 .333 .833 .7 1.3 .8 .0 1.7 1.5
2014–15 Anadolu Efes 28 15 23.9 .428 .360 .833 2.5 3.0 1.0 .3 7.0 8.2
Career 74 20 15.9 .365 .333 .821 1.5 1.8 .8 .1 3.8 4.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eurocupbasketball.com 2010-11 Eurocup MVP: Dontaye Draper, Cedevita Zagreb.
  2. ^ Dontaye Draper, nuevo jugador del Real Madrid (Spanish)
  3. ^ "Anadolu Efes Istanbul signs Dontaye Draper". Sportando.com. Retrieved July 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Lokomotiv lands playmaker Draper". Euroleague.net. 3 August 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Official Announcement: Draper". realmadrid.com. 20 July 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "This is how Dontaye Draper plays". realmadrid.com. 20 July 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "Joke Vranković objavio popis za Euro: Draper pozvan, Planinić i Kus ne!". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). 21 June 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Amer je ozbiljno shvatio hrvatsko državljanstvo!". sportski.net.hr (in Croatian). 27 July 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "CROATIA UNVEIL AMBITIOUS EUROBASKET SQUAD". eurobasket2015.org. 4 September 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  10. ^ "CZECHS MAKE FIRST QUARTER-FINAL TRIP". .eurobasket2015.org. 13 September 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 

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