Thomas Heurtel

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Thomas Heurtel
Thomas-Heurtel.jpg
Heurtel with Pau-Orthez in 2009.
No. 31 – Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Position Point guard
League Turkish Super League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1989-04-10) April 10, 1989 (age 28)
Béziers, France
Nationality French
Listed height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Listed weight 91 kg (201 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2010 Pau-Orthez
2009–2010 Strasbourg IG
2010–2011 Lucentum Alicante
2011–2014 Laboral Kutxa
2015–present Anadolu Efes
Career highlights and awards

Thomas Heurtel (born April 10, 1989) is a French professional basketball player for Anadolu Efes Istanbul of the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL). Standing at 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in), he plays at the point guard position.

Professional career[edit]

France (2007–2010)[edit]

Heurtel rose through the ranks at the French club Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez, and he played in the senior men's first team of the club for two seasons. In the 2008–09 season, he won the French League's Rising Star Award.

One year later, after the relegation of Pau-Orthez, he signed with the French club ASVEL Basket,[1] but he played on loan with French club Strasbourg IG.

Spain (2010–2014)[edit]

In the summer of 2010, Heurtel left France, to join the Spanish League club Meridiano Alicante.[2]

In 2011, Heurtel signed with Spanish club Caja Laboral, and with them he debuted in the top-tier level European-wide league, the EuroLeague.[3]

Turkey (2014–present)[edit]

On 27 December 2014, just before the start of the Top 16 stage of the 2014–15 Euroleague season, Heurtel signed a three-year contract with Turkish club Anadolu Efes, of the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL).[4][5] With Efes, Heurtel needed just two months to win his first club title, as he helped his team to win the Turkish Cup title. Additionally, Heurtel was named the Turkish Cup Final MVP.[6] At the beginning of the next season, Heurtel helped Anadolu Efes to beat Pınar Karşıyaka to win the Turkish President´s Cup, his second title with Efes.[7]

In the 2016–17 season, Heurtel was named the EuroLeague MVP of the Month, for the first time in his career, after averaging 16.7 points and 10.7 assists in the month of February.[8]

French national team[edit]

Heurtel played with the French under-20 national team at the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, and at the 2009 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, where he won a silver medal. He has also been a member of the senior men's French national basketball team. With France, he played at the EuroBasket 2013, where he won a gold medal, at the 2014 FIBA World Cup, where he won a bronze medal, and at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.[9]

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.

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2011–12 Baskonia 10 4 11.4 .389 .235 .500 .8 1.0 .1 .0 3.3 1.7
2012–13 Baskonia 28 20 20.4 .484 .437 .690 2.1 4.5 .7 .0 7.2 9.1
2013–14 Baskonia 21 19 25.8 .429 .235 .786 2.1 5.3 .7 .0 8.0 9.8
2014–15 Baskonia 10 6 28.3 .532 .563 .786 2.8 6.7 .9 .0 12.2 16.2
2014–15 Anadolu Efes 18 9 24.0 .418 .393 .826 2.4 6.2 .6 .1 9.4 10.8
2015–16 Anadolu Efes 24 15 27.3 .542 .427 .803 2.9 7.9 .8 .0 12.7 17.3
2016–17 Anadolu Efes 35 6 26.2 .504 .337 .867 1.7 5.6 .8 .0 12.7 12.5
Career 69 58 22.3 .452 .384 .764 2.1 4.9 .6 .0 8.0 9.6

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