Tom Daly (basketball)

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Tom Daly
No. 1 – Mount Gambier Pioneers
Position Point guard
League SEABL
Personal information
Born (1991-02-16) 16 February 1991 (age 26)
Adelaide, South Australia
Nationality Australian
Listed height 186 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Listed weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Career information
High school Unley (Adelaide, South Australia)
Playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2012 Sturt Sabres
2010–2013 Adelaide 36ers
2013–present Mount Gambier Pioneers
2014–2015 Adelaide 36ers
Career highlights and awards
  • SEABL champion (2014–2015)
  • CABL champion (2010)
  • CABL MVP (2012)
  • CABL Woollacott Medalist (2012)
  • CABL All-Star five (2012)
  • CABL Frank Angove Medalist (2010)

Thomas "Tom" Daly (born 16 February 1991) is an Australian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Mount Gambier Pioneers of the South East Australian Basketball League (SEABL).

Professional career[edit]

Born and raised in Adelaide, Daly started playing for the Sturt Sabres of the Central Australian Basketball League in 2009, going on to win a championship with them in 2010 where he scored 26 points in the final. He was also the Frank Angove Medalist in 2010, an honour awarded to the best U/23 player in the Central ABL.

Following a successful 2010 Central ABL season, Daly joined the Adelaide 36ers as a development player for the 2010–11 NBL season. Due to various injuries on the squad, Daly managed 13 games in 2010–11 and averaged 2.2 points per game as a result.[1] Following the conclusion of the NBL season, Daly re-joined the Sturt Sabres for the 2011 Central ABL season.

Daly re-joined the Adelaide 36ers as a development player for the 2011–12 NBL season and in 12 games, he averaged 1.8 points per game. Daly went on to win the Woollacott Medal for fairest and most brilliant in the Central ABL. He was also named the 2012 MVP and named to the All-Star five after averaging 17.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game for Sturt.[2]

On 23 October 2012, Daly signed with the Mount Gambier Pioneers of the South East Australian Basketball League.[2]

Daly was again one of the Adelaide 36ers' development players going into the 2012–13 NBL season. Following the mid-season release of import guard C. J. Massingale, and the season ending Achilles tendon injury to Mitch Creek, Daly signed a one-month contract with the 36ers, elevating him to the team's senior roster.[3] Daly's performances saw him retain his roster spot until the end of the season and he was rewarded with nomination for the NBL's Rookie of the Year award.

On 10 September 2014, Daly signed with the Adelaide 36ers for the 2014–15 NBL season.[4] Four days later, he helped lead the Mount Gambier Pioneers to the 2014 SEABL championship with an 85–71 grand final win over the Nunawading Spectres.[5]

Following the 2014–15 NBL season, Daly re-joined the Mount Gambier Pioneers for the 2015 SEABL season.

International career[edit]

In June 2009, Daly joined Australia for the 2009 FIBA Oceania Tournament in Saipan. The tournament was held over 6 days (21–27 June), and Australia's squad was made up of players all under the age of 20. They played against the senior men's teams of New Caledonia, New Zealand, Fiji, Palau, Tahiti, Guam and Northern Marianas. Despite this, Australia went on to win the gold medal and Daly was named to the tournament's All-Star five.[6]


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