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Mario Delaš (born January 16, 1990) is a Croatian professional basketball player for Egis Körmend of the Hungarian League. He is a 2.07 m (6'9 ​12") tall power forward / center.[1]

Mario Delaš
Egis Körmend
PositionPower forward / Center
LeagueHungarian League
Personal information
Born (1990-01-16) January 16, 1990 (age 29)
Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalityCroatian
Listed height6 ft 9.5 in (2.07 m)
Listed weight227 lb (103 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2012 / Undrafted
Playing career2006–present
Career history
2006–2010Split
2010–2013Žalgiris Kaunas
2010Cibona
2010–2011BC Šiauliai
2011–2012BC Baltai
2013–2014Obradoiro CAB
2014–2015Cedevita
2016Kalev/Cramo
2016–2018Orlandina Basket
2018Pallacanestro Varese
2018–presentEgis Körmend
Career highlights and awards

Professional careerEdit

Mario Delaš made his professional debut in KK Split, during the 2006–07 season. In January 2010, he signed a contract with BC Žalgiris for the next three-and-half seasons.[2] During the 2010–11 season, he was loaned to KK Cibona[3] and BC Šiauliai. He spent most of the 2011–12 season on loan in the Žalgiris subsidiary BC Baltai, returning to the Žalgiris team in March 2013. He signed with Obradoiro CAB in the summer of 2013.[4] On June 30, 2014, he signed a multi-year deal with Cedevita Zagreb.[5] In the first days of 2016, after spending the first half of the 2015–16 season in Cedevita, without playing a single minute, he moved to the Estonian side Kalev/Cramo for the rest of the season.[6] On September 19, 2016, he signed with the Italian Serie A club Orlandina Basket.[7] On February 14, 2018, he parted ways with Orlandina.[8] Two days later, he signed with Pallacanestro Varese for the remainder of the season.[9]

National team careerEdit

Delaš represented his country's junior national teams in Under-16, Under-18, Under-19 and Under-20 competitions, winning bronze medals at the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, and at the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Cup. He was selected to the All-Tournament Teams of both championships, and also won the MVP award in the latter tournament, averaging 20 points per game. His first call-up to the senior men's Croatian national basketball team came in 2013. He was a part of the Croatian team that took 4th place at the 2013 EuroBasket, where he played only a minor role in his team's success.

Personal lifeEdit

He is the younger brother of Ante Delaš, who is also a professional basketball player, and with whom he played with on Split, Cedevita and the Croatian national basketball team.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mario Delas | #17 | PF/C.
  2. ^ Zalgiris inks prospect Mario Delas
  3. ^ "CIBONA welcomes Mario Delas". euroleague.net. Retrieved 2010-08-20.
  4. ^ "Mario Delaš u Španjolskoj, dogovoren prijelaz u Blusens Monbus" (in Croatian). hrsport.net. 2013-07-13. Retrieved 2013-09-26.
  5. ^ "Mario Delaš i Fran Pilepić u Cedeviti, ostaje i Marko Tomas" (in Croatian). kkcedevita.hr. June 30, 2014. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
  6. ^ "Mario Delaš u doprvaku Estonije" (in Croatian). crosarka.hr. 2 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Mario Delas inks with Orlandina Basket". Sportando.com. 19 September 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Mario Delas, Orlandina part ways". Sportando.com. 14 February 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Mario Delas inks with Pallacanestro Varese". Sportando.com. 17 February 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2018.

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