Abromaitis in an official photo for Strasbourg IG in 2013
|No. 21 – Zenit Saint Petersburg|
|League||VTB United League|
|Born||September 17, 1989|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||236 lb (107 kg)|
|High school||Farmington (Farmington, Connecticut)|
|College||Notre Dame (2007–2012)|
|NBA draft||2012 / Undrafted|
|2014–2015||Basketball Löwen Braunschweig|
|Career highlights and awards|
Timothy James Abromaitis (born September 17, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for Zenit Saint Petersburg of the VTB United League and the EuroLeague. He played college basketball at Notre Dame.
Abromaitis, a 6'8" forward, chose to play college basketball at Notre Dame and enrolled in 2007. He played sparingly as a freshman in 2007–08, then sat out his sophomore year to develop. In 2009–10, Abromaitis became a starter and averaged 16.1 points per game. The following season Abromaitis teamed with Ben Hansbrough to lead the Irish to a 27–7 record and a #2 seed in the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Abromaitis averaged 15.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game on the season. After the season, he was suspended for four games for violating one of the NCAA rules back in 2009 season.
Abromaitis was poised for a strong senior year, but it was cut short after two games as he tore his anterior cruciate ligament on November 25, 2011. Following the season, Notre Dame petitioned the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility, but the waiver request was denied.
In addition to his on-court play, Abromaitis was known for his success as a student-athlete. He was twice named a first team Academic All-American and was the first player to be named Big East Conference Scholar-athlete of the Year three times. He completed his undergraduate finance degree in three years and was able to complete a Masters of Business Administration degree in 2010 at Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business.
After failing to receive a sixth year of college eligibility and going undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft, Abromaitis signed with ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne in France's top league. He averaged 9.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. For the 2013–14 season he moved to Strasbourg IG, playing in LNB Pro A and Euroleague competition.
National team career
In 2011, Abromaitis represented the United States in the 2011 Summer Universiade in China. He averaged 6.4 points and 4.3 rebounds in 8 games as the team finished in fifth place with a 7–1 record.
Basketball Champions League
|†||Denotes seasons in which Abromaitis won the BCL|
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