T. J. DiLeo

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T. J. DiLeo
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DiLeo with Bonn in 2016.
No. 11 – Telekom Baskets Bonn
PositionShooting guard
LeagueBasketball Bundesliga
Champions League
Personal information
Born (1990-06-22) June 22, 1990 (age 29)
NationalityAmerican / German
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight209 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolCinnaminson
(Cinnaminson Township, New Jersey)
CollegeTemple (2008–2013)
NBA draft2013 / Undrafted
Playing career2013–present
Career history
20132016Gießen 46ers
2016–presentTelekom Baskets Bonn
Career highlights and awards

Anthony "T. J." DiLeo (born 22 June 1990) is an American-German professional basketball player who plays for Telekom Baskets Bonn of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL).[1]

Collegiate career[edit]

DiLeo played five seasons for the Temple Owls, redshirting his freshman year after suffering a season-ending injury five games into the team's season.[2] He played in 126 career games and four NCAA Tournaments for the Owls, averaging 2.3 points, 1.5 rebounds, and one assist per game.[3]

After his redshirt freshman season DiLeo participated in the 2010 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship as a member of the German National team, averaging 10.7 points per game (second-best on the team) as Germany finished 14th overall.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Gießen 46ers[edit]

After completing his college career at Temple, DiLeo signed with the Gießen 46ers of the German ProA league in 2013.[5] He played in 76 games for the 46ers over the course of three seasons as the team moved up to the top tier Basketball Bundesliga (BBL).[6]

Telekom Baskets Bonn[edit]

DiLeo signed with Telekom Baskets Bonn in 2016.[6] In 2017, he signed an extension to stay with the team until 2019 after averaging 5.1 points and 3.1 assists per game in EuroCup competition.[7] DiLeo was selected as a reserve for the national team in the 2018 BBL All-Star Game.[8] DiLeo was named a reserve for a second straight All-Star Game in 2019.[9]

Personal life[edit]

DiLeo is the son of former NBA coach and executive Tony DiLeo and former German Olympic basketball player Anna DiLeo.[10] His younger brother, Max, played college basketball at Monmouth and currently also plays in the BBL for SC Rasta Vechta.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team 2016/2017" (in German). Telekom Baskets Bonn. Archived from the original on January 12, 2017. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  2. ^ "T.J. DiLeo". OwlSports.com. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  3. ^ Simon, Benjamin (April 2, 2015). "Where are they now?: TJ DiLeo". TheEmpireOfPhilaCollegeBBall.com. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  4. ^ Winn, Luke (July 22, 2010). "Ranking the top 20 NCAA players at this summer's Euro Championships". SI.com. Sports Illustrated. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  5. ^ "Anthony "TJ" DiLeo switches to the Gießen 46ers". Giessen46ers.de (in German). February 7, 2013. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Schmidt-Scheuber, Miles (April 4, 2017). "TJ DiLeo (Telekom Baskets Bonn): We All Have Good Attitudes and Know the Sacrifices it Requires to be a Successful Team". GermanHoops.com. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  7. ^ "Telekom Baskets Bonn signs TJ DiLeo to a contract extension". Sportando.com. NanoPress. April 30, 2017. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  8. ^ "Team International zündet beim ALLSTAR Day 145:132-Offensivfeuerwerk / Peyton Siva zum MVP gekürt" (in German). Easycredit-bbl.de. January 13, 2018. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  9. ^ "Reservists of the ALLSTAR Games: Aito relies on newcomers, Menz on veterans and 348 internationals". EasyCredit-BBL.de. February 12, 2019. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  10. ^ Ramback, Tim (June 29, 2012). "Basketball: DiLeo shares his story". Burlington County Times. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  11. ^ Schmidt-Scheuber, Miles (June 18, 2018). "Max DiLeo Follows Brother TJ Into BBL Joining Rasta Vechta". EuroBasket.com. Retrieved January 4, 2019.

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