Ante Delaš

Ante Delaš (born March 11, 1988) is a Croatian professional basketball player for ZTE of the Hungarian League. He can play at both the point guard and shooting guard positions, making him a classical combo guard, despite his height (2.00 m) and thin physique. He is the older brother of Mario Delaš, who is also a professional basketball player, and with whom he played with in Split, Cedevita and the Croatian national basketball team.

Ante Delaš
ZTE
PositionShooting guard
LeagueHungarian League
Personal information
Born (1988-03-11) March 11, 1988 (age 32)
Solin, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalityCroatian
Listed height6 ft 6.7 in (2.00 m)
Career information
NBA draft2010 / Undrafted
Playing career2005–present
Career history
2005–2010Split
2008–2009Trogir
2010→Trogir
2010–2011Alkar Sinj
2011–2013Zadar
2013–2015Cedevita
2015Kaštela Ribola
2015–2016Zadar
2016–2017Belfius Mons-Hainaut
2017Basket Agropoli
2017–2018Anwil Włocławek
2018–2020Steaua București
2020–presentZTE
Career highlights and awards

Professional careerEdit

Delaš grew up in KK Split and made his pro debut with the team in 2005. He was loaned to KK Trogir competing in the top and second level Croatian basketball leagues. After spending a season in top level Alkar Sinj he was sold to KK Zadar where he played another two seasons in the Croatian League. In the 2012–13 season Zadar surprisingly reached the finals of the play-offs with Delaš profiling himself both as a leader and a legitimate scoring threat.[1] KK Zadar also competed in the 2012-13 Adriatic league season. In his debut season in this league Delaš averaged 6.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 24 games. In the summer of 2013, he signed a three-year deal with Cedevita Zagreb.[2] In June 2015, he left Cedevita.[3]

After playing only one game for Kaštela Ribola in the Croatian League, in October 2015 he returned to Zadar.[4] In June 2016, he left Zadar,[5] and signed with Belfius Mons-Hainaut of the Basketball League Belgium Division I.[6] On February 2, 2017, he parted ways with Mons-Hainaut.[7] The next day, he signed with Basket Agropoli of the Italian Serie A2 Basket.[8]

On August 22, 2017, Delaš signed a tryout contract with Lietkabelis Panevėžys.[9] After one friendly game, he left the club due to personal reasons.[10] On August 31, 2017, he signed with Polish club Anwil Włocławek for the 2017–18 season.[11] After spending a season in Poland in which his team won the championship, in September 2018 he moved to the Romanian side Steaua București.[12]

In July 2020, Delaš moved to ZTE of the Hungarian League.[13]

International careerEdit

After being a part of Croatian youth national team selections, he was called up by coach Jasmin Repeša for the senior team. He was a member of the Croatian team at the 2013 European Championship, playing only a minor role in Croatia's 4th place performance.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ante Delaš profile". Eurobasket2013.org. Retrieved 2013-09-24.
  2. ^ "CEDEVITA ZAGREB signs Ante Delas". Eurocupbasketball.com. 2013-08-05. Archived from the original on July 16, 2014. Retrieved 2013-09-24.
  3. ^ "Cedevita parts ways with Ukic, Delas and Ramljak". Sportando.com. 26 June 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Ante Delaš se vraća u Zadar". 057info.hr (in Croatian). 21 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Ante Delas leaves KK Zadar". Sportando.com. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Belfius Mons-Hainaut lands Ante Delas". Sportando.com. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Ante Delas leaves Mons, next stop Agropoli?". Sportando.com. 2 February 2017. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Ante Delas official sign with Basket Agropoli". Sportando.com. 3 February 2017. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  9. ^ "KK Lietkabelis signs Ante Delas to a tryout contract". Sportando.com. 22 August 2017. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  10. ^ "KK Lietkabelis, Ante Delas part ways". Sportando.com. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Ante Delaš - chorwackie wzmocnienie Anwilu". kkwloclawek.pl (in Polish). 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Povremeni hrvatski reprezentativac iz Poljske otišao u Rumunjsku". basketball.hr (in Croatian). 13 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Nazor u ZTE doveo i Antu Delaša". basketball.hr (in Croatian). 17 July 2020. Retrieved 18 September 2020.

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