Quino Colom

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Quino Colom
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Colom, with Lleida Bàsquet in 2009.
No. 10 – UNICS
Position Point guard
League VTB United League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1988-11-01) November 1, 1988 (age 29)
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
Nationality Andorran / Spanish
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Playing career 2006–present
Career history
2006–2007 CAI Zaragoza
2007–2008 CB L'Hospitalet
2008–2009 Lleida Bàsquet
2009 CAI Zaragoza
2009–2013 Fuenlabrada
2013–2014 Estudiantes
2014–2015 Bilbao Basket
2015–present UNICS
Career highlights and awards

Joaquín "Quino" Colom Barrufet[1] (also known as Joaquim[2] "Quim" Colom;[3] born November 1, 1988) is a Spanish-Andorran professional basketball player, who plays for UNICS of the VTB United League.

Professional career[edit]

Colom played in the youth age categories with BC Andorra. He then played with Lleida Bàsquet, in the Spanish minor leagues, from 2003 to 2006. He made his professional debut with CAI Zaragoza in the 2006–07 season, and then played with CB L'Hospitalet in the 2007–08 season. He spent the 2008–09 season back with Lleida Bàsquet, and also had another brief stay with CAI Zaragoza in 2009.

On 8 July 2009, he signed with Fuenlabrada.[4] On 31 July 2013, he parted ways with Fuenlabrada.[5] Two days later, he signed a one-year deal with Estudiantes.[6] On 20 August 2014, he signed a one-year deal with Bilbao Basket.[7]

On 11 July 2015, he signed a one-year deal with UNICS of the VTB United League.[8] On 18 May 2016, he was named the VTB United League 2015–16 season's VTB United League Sixth Man of the Year.[9] On 12 June 2016, he re-signed with UNICS for two more seasons.[10]

Spanish national team[edit]

Colom was a member of the junior national teams of Spain. With Spain's junior national teams, he played at the 2006 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, where he won a bronze medal, and at the 2007 FIBA Under-19 World Championship.

He also played at the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, where he was voted to the All-Tournament Team,[11] and where he won a bronze medal.[12]

Thanks to his good performances during the 2014–15 season with Bilbao Basket, Colom was pre-selected to play with the senior men's Spanish national team during their preparation phase for the EuroBasket 2015. However, he did not make the team's final 12 man roster that competed at the actual tournament.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Quino Colom nombre completo: Joaquín Colom Barrufet (in Spanish).
  2. ^ Joaquim Colom Height: 188 cm Weight: 88 kg Born: 01/11/1988.
  3. ^ Game Center » All Players » Player profile Quim COLOM.
  4. ^ "Fuenlabrada signs Quino Colom". Sportando.com. 8 July 2009. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Quino Colom, Fuenlabrada part ways". Sportando.com. 31 July 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Estudiantes pens a deal with Quino Colom". Sportando.com. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "Bilbao Basket lands Quino Colom". Sportando.com. 20 August 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Unics bolsters backcourt with point guard Colom". Eurocupbasketball.com. 11 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Quino Colom Wins Sixth Man Of The Year". vtb-league.com. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "Unics Kazan sign Quino Colom and Evgeniy Pashutin to a two-year contract extension". Sportando.com. 12 June 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2016. 
  11. ^ RADULJICA NAMED MVP.
  12. ^ Quim COLOM (ESP) participated in 4 FIBA / FIBA Zones events.

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