Tim Abromaitis

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Tim Abromaitis
Tim Abromaitis SIG saison 2013-2014.jpg
Abromaitis in an official photo for Strasbourg IG in 2013
No. 21 – Iberostar Tenerife
Position Small forward
League Liga ACB
Champions League
Personal information
Born (1989-09-17) September 17, 1989 (age 28)
Waterbury, Connecticut
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 236 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Farmington (Farmington, Connecticut)
College Notre Dame (2007–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Undrafted
Playing career 2012–present
Career history
2012–2013 ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne
2013–2014 Strasbourg IG
2014–2015 Basketball Löwen Braunschweig
2015–present Iberostar Tenerife
Career highlights and awards

Timothy James Abromaitis (born September 17, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who plays for Iberostar Tenerife of the Liga ACB. He played college basketball at Notre Dame.

Early life[edit]

Abromaitis was born in Waterbury, Connecticut and grew up in Unionville, Connectict.[1] He graduated from Farmington High School.[2]

College career[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4][5][6]

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.[7]

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.[8] 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.[9]

Professional career[edit]

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.[10] 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.[11]

For the 2014-15 season, he played with Basketball Löwen Braunschweig in the highest German league.[12]

On July 14, 2015, he signed with Iberostar Tenerife of the Spanish Liga ACB.[13] winning the 2017 Basketball Champions League Final Four.

National team career[edit]

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.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Tim's father, Jim, played collegiately for the University of Connecticut and for several overseas teams, notably Real Madrid and Pallacanestro Varese.[15]

Abromaitis is of Lithuanian descent.[16][17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tim Abromaitis". The Official Site of USA Basketball. Archived from the original on March 8, 2014. Retrieved March 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Tim Abromaitis". The Official Site of Notre Dame Athletics. Archived from the original on June 1, 2014. Retrieved March 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ Coyne, Tom (November 7, 2009). "Irish scorer breaks out". The News-Sentinel. Archived from the original on March 8, 2014. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ Jeff Borzello (October 11, 2011). "Notre Dame's Tim Abromaitis suspended four games". CBS Sports. Archived from the original on June 1, 2014. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Notre Dame forward Tim Abromaitis suspended over NCAA infraction". Associated Press. Los Angeles Times. October 11, 2011. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Irish's Tim Abromaitis must sit 4 games". Associated Press. ESPN. October 11, 2011. Archived from the original on April 10, 2014. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 
  7. ^ Fortuna, Matt (May 1, 2012). "Tim Abromaitis not given 6th year". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on June 1, 2014. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Notre Dame's Tim Abromaitis Named American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete of the Year". Big East Conference. March 6, 2012. Archived from the original on March 8, 2014. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Tim Abromaitis profile". Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Archived from the original on December 21, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Tim Abromaitis, nouvelle recrue de l'ASVEL". ASVEL Basket (in French). July 26, 2012. Archived from the original on December 30, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  11. ^ "STRASBOURG brings in Abromaitis". Euroleague Basketball. August 8, 2013. Archived from the original on August 15, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Tim Abromaitis signs with Basketball Braunschweig". Sportando.com. 17 July 2014. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  13. ^ "Iberostar Tenerife sign Tim Abromaitis". Sportando.com. 14 July 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 
  14. ^ "Twenty-sixth World University Games -- 2011 - Men". USA Basketball. Archived from the original on September 2, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Strong Of Heart: Tim Abromaitis". Notre Dame Fighting Irish Athletics. February 14, 2011. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Nikolas Stauskas interview". TalkBasket.net. Jul 10, 2011. Retrieved October 19, 2016. 
  17. ^ Sarapas, Jaunius (May 20, 2017). "Vietoje NBA – Europa: NCAA žibėjusiam lietuvių kilmės T. Abromaičiui koją pakišo likimas". DELFI.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved May 20, 2017. 

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