Draper with Real Madrid in March 2013.
|No. 4 – Real Madrid|
August 10, 1984 |
|Nationality||American / Croatian|
|Listed height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school||Walbrook (Baltimore, Maryland)|
|College||College of Charleston (2003–2007)|
|NBA draft||2007 / Undrafted|
|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.
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. After two seasons with Cedevita Zagreb, he was signed by Real Madrid.
Croatian national team
While in the process of acquiring his Croatian citizenship, Draper made the list of 25 players who were senior Croatian national team candidates for the EuroBasket 2011. In July 2011, shortly after having received his Croatian citizenship, Draper played his first game for the national team. He also played at the 2013 EuroBasket.
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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.
- Eurocupbasketball.com 2010-11 Eurocup MVP: Dontaye Draper, Cedevita Zagreb.
- Dontaye Draper, nuevo jugador del Real Madrid (in Spanish)
- "Anadolu Efes Istanbul signs Dontaye Draper". Sportando.com. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
- "Lokomotiv lands playmaker Draper". Euroleague.net. 3 August 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
- "Official Announcement: Draper". realmadrid.com. 20 July 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
- "This is how Dontaye Draper plays". realmadrid.com. 20 July 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
- "Joke Vranković objavio popis za Euro: Draper pozvan, Planinić i Kus ne!". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). 21 June 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
- "Amer je ozbiljno shvatio hrvatsko državljanstvo!". sportski.net.hr (in Croatian). 27 July 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
- "CROATIA UNVEIL AMBITIOUS EUROBASKET SQUAD". eurobasket2015.org. 4 September 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
- "CZECHS MAKE FIRST QUARTER-FINAL TRIP". .eurobasket2015.org. 13 September 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
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