Kristo Saage

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Kristo Saage
No. 1 – TLÜ/Kalev
Position Point guard
League Korvpalli Meistriliiga
Personal information
Born (1985-02-02) 2 February 1985 (age 32)
Rakvere, Estonia
Nationality Estonian
Listed height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Listed weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Playing career 2001–present
Career history
2001–2004 Rakvere
2004–2006 Kalev/Cramo
2005–2006 →Kalev II
2006 Tartu Fausto
2006–2007 Rakvere Tarvas
2007 Kalev/Cramo
2007 →Kalev II
2008 Tamsalu Los Toros
2008–2011 Rakvere Tarvas
2011 Kaunas
2011–2013 University of Tartu
2013–2014 Rakvere Tarvas
2014–2016 Valga
2016–present TLÜ/Kalev
Career highlights and awards

Kristo Saage (born 2 February 1985) is an Estonian professional basketball player who plays for TLÜ/Kalev of the Korvpalli Meistriliiga. He is a 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) tall point guard. He also represents the Estonian national basketball team internationally.

Club career[edit]

Kristo Saage started his basketball career in hometown BC Rakvere Tarvas (then KK Rakvere) at the age of 17. In 2004 Saage signed a deal with Estonian top team BC Kalev/Cramo. He mainly played as a substitution player, who got about 20 minutes per game. With his 3 years spell with BC Kalev/Cramo he became the Estonian champion twice and the Estonian Basketball Cup winner once.

Saage moved to play basketball for BC Rakvere Tarvas once again, sharing his tenure at the first half of the season with now-defunct BC Fausto Tartu, averaging 13.0 points and 3.8 rebounds in 2006–07 season. The following season he spent in BC Kalev/Cramo as a benchboy, so after a year in Tallinn he rejoined BC Rakvere Tarvas.

After achieving Tarvas's highest place in the KML, Saage had an offer from abroad and on 3 January 2011 it was announced that his career continued in Lithuania with Kaunas, where he played until the end of the 2011–12 LKL season. After a successful national team summer he signed a contract with the University of Tartu.

International career[edit]

Kristo Saage has represented Estonia since junior levels. He first came to prominence in 2004 when he played vital role beating strong Serbia and Montenegro U20, scoring 17 points and playing all 40 minutes. Since 2011 he has been included to Estonian senior team.

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Professional career[edit]

University of Tartu


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