Gert Dorbek

Gert Dorbek (born 10 June 1985) is an Estonian retired basketball player. He is a 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) tall shooting guard. He has also represented the Estonian national basketball team internationally.

Gert Dorbek
Personal information
Born (1985-06-10) 10 June 1985 (age 36)
Tallinn, Estonia
NationalityEstonian
Listed height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Listed weight93 kg (205 lb)
Career information
NBA draft2007 / Undrafted
Playing career2002–2018
PositionShooting guard
Career history
2002–2003Nybit
2003–2004TTÜ/A. Le Coq
2004–2005Tallinna Kalev
2005–2006Kalev/Cramo
2006–2008Triobet/Dalkia
2008Tallinna Kalev
2008–2009Ferro-ZNTU
2009Tallinna Kalev
2009–2013Kalev/Cramo
2013–2017University of Tartu
2017–2018Rapla
Career highlights and awards

Professional careerEdit

Dorbek began playing basketball in Tiit Sokk's basketball school. He began his professional career in 2002 with Nybit of the Korvpalli Meistriliiga (KML).

In 2003, Dorbek signed for TTÜ/A. Le Coq. TTÜ/A. Le Coq finished the 2003–04 season in third place. After the season, the club dissolved due to financial and ownership struggles.[1]

In 2004, Dorbek joined Tallinna Kalev. The team finished the 2004–05 season in third place. Dorbek averaged 16.11 points per game and was named KML Best Young Player.[2] After the season, Kalev too was hit by financial problems and dissolved.[3][4]

In 2005, Dorbek signed for the Estonian champions Kalev/Cramo. He won his first Estonian Championship in the 2005–06 season.

In 2006, Dorbek returned to Dalkia/Nybit. The team changed its name to Triobet/Dalkia in 2007 and dissolved in 2008.[5]

On 1 October 2008, Dorbek joined Tallinna Kalev (former Pirita), but left the club in November to join Ferro-ZNTU of the Ukrainian Basketball League. Ferro-ZNTU terminated his contract on 25 March 2009 and Dorbek returned to Tallinna Kalev.

In 2009, Dorbek returned to Kalev/Cramo. With Kalev/Cramo, he won the three consecutive Estonian Championships in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

On 15 August 2013, Dorbek signed with University of Tartu. He won his fifth Estonian Championship in the 2014–15 season, after University of Tartu defeated his former team Kalev/Cramo in the finals, winning the series 4 games to 1.[6]

On 22 August 2017, Dorbek signed with Rapla.[7]

Estonian national teamEdit

As a member of the senior Estonian national basketball team, Dorbek competed at the EuroBasket 2015, averaging 2 rebounds per game, in 4.5 minutes. Estonia finished the tournament in 20th place.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Dorbek's uncle, Aivar Kuusmaa, is a basketball coach and a retired professional basketball player. He is also a distant cousin of basketball coach Allan Dorbek and his sons Karl-Peeter, Erik and Martin Dorbek.[9]

Awards and accomplishmentsEdit

Professional careerEdit

TTÜ/A. Le Coq
Kalev/Cramo
TÜ/Rock

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hüvasti, TTÜ/A.Le Coq" (in Estonian). Õhtuleht. 7 May 2004.
  2. ^ "Korvpallihooaja 2004/05 parimad" (in Estonian). Delfi. 9 June 2005.
  3. ^ "Kalev on surnud? Elagu Kalev!" (in Estonian). Delfi. 30 June 2005.
  4. ^ "Sooniku Kalev taandub" (in Estonian). Õhtuleht. 1 August 2005.
  5. ^ "Triobet/Dalkia loobumine raputab kodust korvpalli" (in Estonian). Postimees. 27 September 2008.
  6. ^ "Eesti meister 2015 on TÜ/ROCK!" (in Estonian). Estonian Basketball Association. 22 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Gert Dorbek liitus AVIS Utilitas Raplaga" (in Estonian). Estonian Basketball Association. 22 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Estonia". Eurobasket2015.org. Archived from the original on 2016-08-08. Retrieved 2016-06-19.
  9. ^ "Perekond Dorbek ründab viiekesi Eesti meistrikuldasid". Eesti Pärvaleht (in Estonian). 5 May 2005. Retrieved 26 April 2013.

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