Rain Veideman

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Rain Veideman
No. 6 – Pallalcesto Amatori Udine
Position Shooting guard
League Serie A2 Basket
Personal information
Born (1991-10-01) 1 October 1991 (age 25)
Haljala, Estonia
Nationality Estonian
Listed height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Listed weight 90 kg (198 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 2013 / Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present
Career history
2008–2009 Kuremaa
2009–2010 Rakvere Tarvas
2010–2013 TÜ/Rock
2012 Bayreuth
2013–2017 Kalev/Cramo
2017–present APU Udine
Career highlights and awards

Rain Veideman (born 1 October 1991) is an Estonian professional basketball player who plays for APU Udine of the Serie A2 Basket. He also represents the Estonian national basketball team internationally. Standing at a height of 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in), he primarily plays the shooting guard position.

Professional career[edit]

Veideman began playing basketball with sPORTKUNDA/Rakvere. He began his professional career in 2008, at the age of 17, with Kuremaa of the Korvpalli Meistriliiga. Kuremaa finished the 2008–09 season in last place, despite Veideman averaging 10.9 points per game.

In 2009, he transferred to Rakvere Tarvas. The team finished the 2009–10 season as runners-up, with Veideman averaging 15.1 points per game. He won the KML Best Young Player Award and was named to the All-KML Team.[1]

In 2010, Veideman signed for the Estonian champions TÜ/Rock. In the 2010–11 season, Veideman averaged 15.6 points per game and once again won the Best Young Player Award.[2] On 4 February 2012, Veideman was loaned to Bayreuth of the Basketball Bundesliga for the remainder of the season.[3] In Germany, Veideman averaged 7.5 points per game as Bayreuth finished the 2011–12 season in 13th place. Veideman returned to TÜ/Rock for the 2012–13 season.

On 30 July 2013, Veideman signed for Kalev/Cramo.[4] Kalev/Cramo won the 2013–14 Estonian League championship. Veideman averaged 9.2 points per game and was named to the All-KML Team.[5] In the 2013–14 VTB United League season, Veideman averaged 8.7 points per game and was named Top Estonian Player of the league.[6] He averaged 11.7 points per game in the 2014–15 VTB United League season and was named Top Estonian Player for the second time.[7] Veideman won his second Estonian Championship in the 2015–16 season, after Kalev/Cramo defeated TÜ/Rock in the finals, winning the series 4 games to 1.[8]

On 5 March 2017, Veideman left Kalev/Cramo and signed for APU Udine of the Serie A2.[9]

Estonian national team[edit]

Veideman was a member of the Estonian national under-18 basketball team that competed at the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship and finished the tournament last, in 16th place.

As a member of the senior Estonian national basketball team, Veideman competed at the EuroBasket 2015, averaging 10 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4 assists per game, in 32.6 minutes. Estonia finished the tournament in 20th place.[10]

Veideman was named captain of the national team for the EuroBasket 2017 qualifiers.[11]

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Professional career[edit]

TÜ/Rock
Kalev/Cramo

Individual[edit]

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.


Domestic leagues[edit]

Season Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Kuremaa KML 16 25.3 .424 .346 .641 4.4 1.9 1.6 .6 10.9
2009–10 Rakvere Tarvas 32 33.7 .425 .297 .762 3.8 1.9 1.8 .1 15.1
2010–11 TÜ/Rock 35 25.6 .430 .328 .797 3.3 2.2 1.8 .2 11.6
2011–12 16 31.0 .503 .380 .773 3.7 2.8 2.1 .1 15.6
Bayreuth BBL 14 24.2 .415 .359 .657 2.4 1.9 .9 .2 7.5
2012–13 TÜ/Rock KML 20 24.3 .466 .365 .894 2.7 1.7 1.3 .2 10.2
2013–14 Kalev/Cramo 34 24.8 .427 .345 .771 2.5 2.2 1.1 .4 9.2
2014–15 20 25.7 .419 .320 .879 3.5 2.5 .8 .1 11.8
2015–16 28 23.1 .482 .346 .794 3.7 2.2 1.0 .1 13.1
2016–17 17 23.9 .428 .280 .830 3.1 3.2 .9 .1 11.5
APU Udine Serie A2 7 32.1 .361 .294 .951 4.7 3.7 1.4 .3 17.0

Estonia national team[edit]

Tournament National Team GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007 U-16 European Championship Division B Estonia U-16 7 22.9 .429 .273 .760 3.1 1.3 2.0 .1 12.6
2008 U-18 European Championship Estonia U-18 6 26.2 .426 .273 .844 3.8 1.2 2.0 .3 13.2
2009 U-18 European Championship Division B Estonia U-18 8 31.4 .536 .325 .857 3.0 2.3 2.1 .0 18.9
2011 U-20 European Championship Division B Estonia U-20 9 32.0 .523 .342 .789 4.0 3.6 3.0 .1 17.2
EuroBasket 2011 Division B Estonia 6 22.5 .431 .455 .889 1.3 1.7 .8 .2 11.3
EuroBasket 2013 Qualification Estonia 1 4.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 1.0 .0 .0 .0
EuroBasket 2015 First Qualification Round Estonia 7 22.7 .561 .500 .455 1.9 1.3 .6 .3 11.4
EuroBasket 2015 Estonia 5 32.6 .381 .333 .923 5.4 4.0 .4 .0 10.0
EuroBasket 2017 Qualification Estonia 6 32.0 .451 .308 .852 3.8 4.3 1.5 .2 15.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eesti parimaks korvpalluriks valiti Kristjan Kangur" (in Estonian). Delfi. 3 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Eesti Korvpalliliit tegi teatavaks lõppenud hooaja parimad" (in Estonian). Delfi. 1 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Rain Veideman siirdub Saksamaa Bundesligasse" (in Estonian). basket.ut.ee. 4 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "AMETLIK: Kalev/Cramo sõlmis Veidemaniga lepingu ja palkas uue abitreeneri" (in Estonian). Delf. 30 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Kalevist kaks, Rockist kolm! Kes valiti korvpallihooaja parimateks mängijateks?" (in Estonian). Delfi. 4 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Rain Veideman named League's top Estonian player". VTB United League. 18 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Rain Veideman named League's top Estonian player". VTB United League. 27 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Kalev/Cramo kindlustas meistritiitli koguni 27-punktise võiduga!" (in Estonian). Delfi. 27 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "Üllatuspomm: Rain Veideman lahkub Kalev/Cramost!" (in Estonian). Delfi. 5 March 2017. 
  10. ^ "Estonia". Eurobasket2015.org. 
  11. ^ "Asekapten vedas ja Eesti võitles" (in Estonian). Delfi. 8 August 2016. 

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