Vladimir Brodziansky

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Vladimir Brodziansky
Monbus Obradoiro
Position Power forward
League Liga ACB
Personal information
Born (1994-05-08) May 8, 1994 (age 24)
Prievidza, Slovakia
Nationality Slovak
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
College
NBA draft 2018 / Undrafted
Playing career 2018–present
Career history
2018–present Obradoiro CAB
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-Big 12 (2017)
  • Third-team All-Big 12 (2018)

Vladimir Brodziansky (born May 8, 1994) is a Slovak professional basketball player for Obradoiro CAB of the Liga ACB. He played college basketball for the TCU Horned Frogs.

College career[edit]

Brodziansky is a native of Prievidza, Slovakia and moved to the United States in August 2014. He enrolled at Pratt Community College and played one season, where he averaged 15.3 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. Afterwards, he transferred to TCU to play under Trent Johnson.[1]

After coach Jamie Dixon arrived in 2016, he worked to improve Brodziansky's strength, weight and endurance. He had 25 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks as TCU defeated Iowa State 84-77 on January 16, 2016. This effort earned him Big 12 player of the week honors.[2] As a junior, Brodziansky was named to the Second Team All-Big 12 and Defensive Team.[3] He was a key contributor on the team that won the NIT as a junior. He averaged 14.1 points per game, and his 82 blocks was the second-highest single season tally in school history.[4]

Coming into his senior season, he as named to the Preseason Big 12 team.[4] Brodzianky averaged 15.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game as a senior.[5] He shot 57.7% from the field, third in the Big 12. Brodziansky was a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award and the Kareem Abdul-Jabber Center of the Year Award.[6] As a senior, he was named to the Third Team All-Big 12.[7] He led TCU to a 21-12 record and 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament. In his final game as a Horned Frog, a 57-52 upset loss to Syracuse, Brodziansky scored 13 points.[8]

Professional career[edit]

Brodziansky went undrafted in the 2018 NBA draft but was signed by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Summer League.[9] On July 31, 2018, he signed with Obradoiro CAB of the Liga ACB.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barnhouse, Wendell (December 5, 2017). "From Slovakia to Cowtown: Vlad Brodziansky has found a home at ascendant TCU". The Athletic. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  2. ^ Mendez, Carlos (January 17, 2017). "TCU basketball's newest threat emerges in 6-11 Slovakian center". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  3. ^ "Three Teams Lead Men's Basketball Awards". Big 12 Sports. March 5, 2017. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Mendez, Carlos (October 12, 2017). "Guess what TCU player got snubbed on the Big 12 preseason basketball team". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  5. ^ Sipple, George (March 15, 2018). "NCAA tournament: Meet the teams coming to Little Caesars Arena". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  6. ^ Stephenson, Stefan (March 6, 2018). "TCU senior duo adds more post-season honors". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  7. ^ "Men's Basketball All-Big 12 Awards Announced" (Press release). Big 12 Conference. March 4, 2018. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  8. ^ "Retreivers(sic) shock top seed Virginia". Longview Daily News. Associated Press. March 16, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  9. ^ Davison, Drew (July 3, 2018). "TCU hoops lands three players in NBA summer league". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  10. ^ "El Monbus Obradoiro ficha a Vladimir Brodziansky". Piratasdelbasket.net (in Spanish). Retrieved August 4, 2018.

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