Mario Delaš

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Mario Delaš
No. 13 – Orlandina Basket
Position Power forward / Center
League Serie A
Personal information
Born (1990-01-16) January 16, 1990 (age 27)
Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Croatian
Listed height 6 ft 9.5 in (2.07 m)
Listed weight 227 lb (103 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2012 / Undrafted
Playing career 2006–present
Career history
2006–2010 Split
2010–2013 Žalgiris Kaunas
2010 Cibona
2010–2011 BC Šiauliai
2011–2012 BC Baltai
2013–2014 Obradoiro CAB
2014–2015 Cedevita Zagreb
2016 Kalev/Cramo
2016–present Orlandina Basket
Career highlights and awards

Mario Delaš (born January 16, 1990) is a Croatian professional basketball player for Orlandina Basket of the Italian Serie A. He is a 2.07 m (6'9½") tall, 103 kg (227 lbs.)[1][2][3] power forward / center.[4]

He is the younger brother of Ante Delaš, who is also a professional basketball player, and with whom he played with on Split, Cedevita and the Croatian national basketball team.

Professional career[edit]

Mario Delaš made his professional debut in KK Split, during the 2006–07 season. In January 2010, he signed a contract with BC Žalgiris for the next three-and-half seasons.[5] During the 2010–11 season, he was loaned to KK Cibona[6] and BC Šiauliai. He spent most of the 2011–12 season on loan in the Žalgiris subsidiary BC Baltai, returning to the Žalgiris team in March 2013. He signed with Obradoiro CAB in the summer of 2013.[7] On June 30, 2014, he signed a multi-year deal with Cedevita Zagreb.[8] In the first days of 2016, after spending the first half of the 2015–16 season in Cedevita, without playing a single minute, he moved to the Estonian side Kalev/Cramo for the rest of the season.[9] On September 19, 2016, he signed with the Italian Serie A club Orlandina Basket.[10]

National team[edit]

Delaš represented his country's junior national teams in Under-16, Under-18, Under-19 and Under-20 competitions, winning bronze medals at the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, and at the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship. He was selected to the All-Tournament Teams of both championships, and also won the MVP award in the latter tournament, averaging 20 points per game. His first call-up to the senior men's Croatian national basketball team came in 2013. He was a part of the Croatian team that took 4th place at the 2013 EuroBasket, where he played only a minor role in his team's success.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mario Delas Weight: 103 kg Growth: 207 cm.
  2. ^ MARIO DELAS ALTURA: 207 cm PESO: 103 Kg (Spanish).
  3. ^ MARIO DELAS ALTURA: 207 cm PESO: 103 Kg (Spanish).
  4. ^ Mario Delas | #17 | PF/C.
  5. ^ Zalgiris inks prospect Mario Delas
  6. ^ "CIBONA welcomes Mario Delas". euroleague.net. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  7. ^ "Mario Delaš u Španjolskoj, dogovoren prijelaz u Blusens Monbus" (in Croatian). hrsport.net. 2013-07-13. Retrieved 2013-09-26. 
  8. ^ "Mario Delaš i Fran Pilepić u Cedeviti, ostaje i Marko Tomas" (in Croatian). kkcedevita.hr. June 30, 2014. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Mario Delaš u doprvaku Estonije" (in Croatian). crosarka.hr. 2 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "Mario Delas inks with Orlandina Basket". Sportando.com. 19 September 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 

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