Tanel Kurbas

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Tanel Kurbas
No. 22 – GTK Gliwice
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeaguePolish Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1988-05-08) 8 May 1988 (age 30)
Tallinn, Estonia
Listed height1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
Listed weight90 kg (198 lb)
Career information
NBA draft2010 / Undrafted
Playing career2005–present
Career history
2010–2016University of Tartu
2016–2017Södertälje Kings
2017–2018Patrioti Levice
2018–GTK Gliwice
Career highlights and awards

Tanel Kurbas (born 8 May 1988) is an Estonian professional basketball player who plays for GTK Gliwice of the Polish Basketball League. Standing at 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in), he plays at the shooting guard and small forward positions. He also represents the Estonian national basketball team internationally.

Professional career[edit]

Kurbas began playing basketball with Tiit Sokk's basketball school. He made his Korvpalli Meistriliiga (KML) debut in the 2005–06 season with Noortekoondis/Audentes. In 2006, he joined Dalkia/Nybit.

In 2008, Kurbas signed for Kalev. He won his first Estonian Championship in the 2008–09 season. Kurbas averaged 8.3 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.

On 22 July 2010, Kurbas signed for Estonian champions Tartu Ülikool.[1] In the 2013–14 season, Kurbas averaged 9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game and was named to the All-KML Team.[2] He won his second Estonian Championship in the 2014–15 season, after TÜ/Rock defeated Kalev/Cramo in the finals, winning the series 4 games to 1. Kurbas was named KML Finals Most Valuable Player.[3]

On 26 July 2016, Kurbas signed a one-year contract with Swedish champions Södertälje Kings.[4]

Estonian national team[edit]

As a member of the senior Estonian national basketball team, Kurbas competed at the EuroBasket 2015. During the tournament, he averaged 5.3 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist in 19.3 minutes per game.[5] Estonia finished the tournament in 20th place.

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Professional career[edit]

University of Tartu
Patrioti Levice



  1. ^ "Rocki ridadesse lisandus Tanel Kurbas" (in Estonian). Postimees. 22 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Kalevist kaks, Rockist kolm! Kes valiti korvpallihooaja parimateks mängijateks?" (in Estonian). Delfi. 4 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Eesti meister 2015 on TÜ/ROCK!" (in Estonian). Estonian Basketball Association. 22 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Tanel Kurbas siirdub mängima Rootsi meisterklubisse" (in Estonian). Delfi. 26 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Estonia". Eurobasket2015.org. Archived from the original on 2016-08-08.

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