Janari Jõesaar

Janari Jõesaar (born 8 December 1993) is an Estonian professional basketball player for Medi Bayreuth of the Basketball Bundesliga. He is a 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) tall small forward. He played college basketball for the Ole Miss Rebels and the Texas–Pan American Broncs.

Janari Jõesaar
Medi Bayreuth
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueBasketball Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1993-12-08) 8 December 1993 (age 27)
Tartu, Estonia
NationalityEstonian
Listed height1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Listed weight94 kg (207 lb)
Career information
High schoolSunrise Christian Academy
(Wichita, Kansas)
College
NBA draft2016 / Undrafted
Playing career2015–present
Career history
2015Rapla
2015–2016Rakvere Tarvas
2016–2017University of Tartu
2017–2019Kalev/Cramo
2019Canarias
2019–2020Kalev/Cramo
2020Manresa
2020–2021Kalev/Cramo
2021–presentMedi Bayreuth
Career highlights and awards

College careerEdit

In his sophomore season, Jõesaar earned second-team All-WAC honors after leading Texas–Pan American in scoring with 16.9 points per game.

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Janari Jõesaar
SF
Bel Aire, KS Sunrise Christian 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Nov 1, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: Not Ranked   Rivals: Not Ranked  ESPN: Not Ranked
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Ole Miss 2013 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  • "2013 Ole Miss Basketball Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  • "2013 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 20 August 2013.

Professional careerEdit

In 2015, Jõesaar joined Rapla during the preseason, but left after making just three appearances in the Estonian Basketball Cup. On 27 October 2015, he joined Rakvere Tarvas.[1]

On 24 February 2019 Jõesaar signed a 1.5-year contract with Liga ACB team Iberostar Tenerife.[2]

In June 2020 he signed a 2-year contract with Baxi Manresa.[3]

On June 16, 2021, he has signed with Medi Bayreuth of the Basketball Bundesliga.[4]

National team careerEdit

Jõesaar has represented the Estonian national team since 2014.[5] He represented Estonia in the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju, finishing in eighth place.

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

CollegeEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Ole Miss 12 0 4.3 .474 .250 .800 1.5 .1 .3 .0 2.3
2014–15 Texas–Pan American 31 31 34.0 .460 .378 .817 6.6 2.4 1.3 .6 16.9
Career 43 31 25.7 .461 .372 .816 5.2 1.8 1.0 .4 12.8

Domestic leaguesEdit

Season Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Rakvere Tarvas KML 28 18.4 .478 .390 .826 5.4 .8 .8 .4 9.5
2016–17 University of Tartu 33 24.8 .468 .318 .773 5.5 1.5 1.3 .6 10.8
2017–18 Kalev/Cramo 24 21.0 .535 .400 .811 4.1 2.1 1.0 .5 9.9
2018–19 LEBL 17 22.4 .525 .308 .945 4.7 2.2 1.8 .6 11.2
Iberostar Tenerife ACB 6 12.1 .500 .500 .000 2.3 .5 .5 .0 3.0
2019–20 Kalev/Cramo LEBL 19 19.1 .554 .364 .852 5.3 1.8 1.3 .6 10.5
2020–21 Manresa ACB 4 14.6 .278 .200 .333 2.3 .3 .8 .3 3.5
Kalev/Cramo LEBL 13 25.5 .522 .435 .846 5.0 1.9 1.2 .3 10.6

Estonia national teamEdit

Year Tournament National Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010 2010 U-18 European Championship Division B Estonia U-18 8 8 31.5 .465 .200 .684 8.3 .8 1.3 .6 12.3
2011 2011 U-18 European Championship Division B Estonia U-18 7 7 29.3 .459 .222 .609 6.7 1.7 2.0 .6 12.3
2015 2015 Summer Universiade Estonia Universiade 7 4 22.0 .417 .385 .615 5.0 1.3 1.4 .1 11.6
2017 2019 Basketball World Cup Pre-Qualifiers Estonia 1 0 17.0 .500 .333 1.000 3.0 .0 .0 .0 13.0
2018–19 2019 Basketball World Cup Qualification Estonia 5 3 21.2 .478 .143 .500 5.4 1.6 1.4 .8 5.2
2020–21 EuroBasket 2022 qualification Estonia 6 6 28.4 .417 .333 .733 4.3 2.2 1.2 .3 7.7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Andres Sõber tõi "noore Jaak Salumetsa" Tarvasse" (in Estonian). Delfi. 27 October 2015.
  2. ^ "El Iberostar Tenerife se hace con los servicios de Janari Joesaar" (in Spanish). Liga ACB. 24 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Janari Jõesaar sõlmis lepingu Hispaania kõrgliigaklubiga" (in Estonian). Eesti Rahvusringhääling. 11 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Janari Joesaar moves from Kalev to Bayreuth". vtb-league.com. 16 June 2021. Retrieved 16 June 2021.
  5. ^ "EESTI KOONDIS MÄNGUDEKS LÄTIGA" (PDF). basket.ee. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 July 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.

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