|No. 22 – GTK Gliwice|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|League||Polish Basketball League|
|Born||8 May 1988|
|Listed height||1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|Listed weight||90 kg (198 lb)|
|NBA draft||2010 / Undrafted|
|2010–2016||University of Tartu|
|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.
On 22 July 2010, Kurbas signed for Estonian champions Tartu Ülikool. 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. 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.
Estonian national team
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. Estonia finished the tournament in 20th place.
Awards and accomplishments
- University of Tartu
- Patrioti Levice
- "Rocki ridadesse lisandus Tanel Kurbas" (in Estonian). Postimees. 22 July 2010.
- "Kalevist kaks, Rockist kolm! Kes valiti korvpallihooaja parimateks mängijateks?" (in Estonian). Delfi. 4 June 2014.
- "Eesti meister 2015 on TÜ/ROCK!" (in Estonian). Estonian Basketball Association. 22 May 2015.
- "Tanel Kurbas siirdub mängima Rootsi meisterklubisse" (in Estonian). Delfi. 26 July 2016.
- "Estonia". Eurobasket2015.org. Archived from the original on 2016-08-08.