Ante Tomić (basketball)
Tomić in 2012
|No. 44 – FC Barcelona Regal|
February 17, 1987 |
Dubrovnik, SFR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)|
|Listed weight||265 lb (120 kg)|
|NBA Draft||2008 / 2nd round, 44th overall|
|Selected by the Utah Jazz|
|Career highlights and awards|
Tomić started playing basketball in his native city, Dubrovnik, and in 2004 signed for Zagreb. It was in the Croatia's capital that he made his name, both at home and abroad. In Zagreb, he won the Croatian Cup (2008), and was league Adriatic League's MVP in 2009. In 2008, he was a second-round pick in the NBA Draft for Utah Jazz, but his future was in the Liga Endesa.
In January 2010, he moved to Real Madrid for three seasons. In his first season at Real Madrid, the Croatian centre played sixteen games in the regular Liga Endesa season, averaging 8 points and 5.4 rebounds in a total of 348 minutes. He played in eight play-off games, averaging 9.5 points and 5.9 rebounds. His Euroleague stats were very similar. He scored an average of 11 points per game and also had 3.6 rebounds and made 1.7 steals.
In the 2010–11 season, he played 32 ACB regular-season games, getting 10 points and four rebounds a game, in a total of 613 minutes of play. In the play-offs, in six games, he had 10 points and 5.6 rebounds. Tomić thus completed his finest Liga Endesa season yet and was named to the All-ACB Team. In 2011–12, his team won the Copa del Rey, beating Barça Regal in the final at the Palau Sant Jordi. In the play-offs, he was on court in 12 games and collected similar stats: he left Real Madrid with 7.25 points and 6 rebounds. After the third year, the all-whites opted not to extend his contract.
On July 5, 2012, Ante Tomić signed with Barça Regal for three seasons, with an option for one more. In the Euroleague 2012–13 season, he was named to the All-Euroleague First Team,  and in the 2012–13 ACB season, he was included to the All-ACB Team.
Croatian national team
He has played for his country, Croatia, at every level. In 2009, he won gold at the Mediterranean Games in Pescara (Italy) and as a full international appeared at the World Championship in Turkey and Eurobasket in Lithuania in 2011.
Awards and accomplishments
- euroleague.net Euroleague.net 2012-13 All-Euroleague First and Second Teams announced.
- acb.com Mejor Quinteto de la Liga Endesa 2012-13 (in Spanish)
- NBA.com Profile
- Euroleague.net Profile
- FIBA Europe Profile
- Eurobasket.com Profile
- DraftExpress.com Profile
- Spanish League Profile (Spanish)
- Real Madrid Profile (Spanish)
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