Rain Veideman

Rain Veideman (born 1 October 1991) is an Estonian professional basketball player who plays for Rostock Seawolves of the German ProA. He also represents the Estonian national basketball team internationally. Standing at a height of 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in), he primarily plays the shooting guard position.

Rain Veideman
Rostock Seawolves
PositionShooting guard
LeagueProA
Personal information
Born (1991-10-01) 1 October 1991 (age 29)
Haljala, Estonia
NationalityEstonian
Listed height1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Listed weight90 kg (198 lb)
Career information
NBA draft2013 / Undrafted
Playing career2008–present
Career history
2008–2009Kuremaa
2009–2010Rakvere Tarvas
2010–2013TÜ/Rock
2012Bayreuth
2013–2017Kalev/Cramo
2017–2018G.S.A. Udine
2018AVIS Utilitas Rapla
2018–2019Pompea Mantovana
2019Rakvere Tarvas
2019–2020Eurobasket Roma
2020–2021Rostock Seawolves
2021Stings Pallacanestro Mantova
Career highlights and awards

Professional careerEdit

Veideman began playing basketball with sPORTKUNDA/Rakvere. He began his professional career in 2008, at the age of 17, with Kuremaa of the Korvpalli Meistriliiga. Kuremaa finished the 2008–09 season in last place, despite Veideman averaging 10.9 points per game.

In 2009, he transferred to Rakvere Tarvas. The team finished the 2009–10 season as runners-up, with Veideman averaging 15.1 points per game. He won the KML Best Young Player Award and was named to the All-KML Team.[1]

In 2010, Veideman signed for the Estonian champions TÜ/Rock. In the 2010–11 season, Veideman averaged 15.6 points per game and once again won the Best Young Player Award.[2] On 4 February 2012, Veideman was loaned to Bayreuth of the Basketball Bundesliga for the remainder of the season.[3] In Germany, Veideman averaged 7.5 points per game as Bayreuth finished the 2011–12 season in 13th place. Veideman returned to TÜ/Rock for the 2012–13 season.

On 30 July 2013, Veideman signed for Kalev/Cramo.[4] Kalev/Cramo won the 2013–14 Estonian League championship. Veideman averaged 9.2 points per game and was named to the All-KML Team.[5] In the 2013–14 VTB United League season, Veideman averaged 8.7 points per game and was named Top Estonian Player of the league.[6] He averaged 11.7 points per game in the 2014–15 VTB United League season and was named Top Estonian Player for the second time.[7] Veideman won his second Estonian Championship in the 2015–16 season, after Kalev/Cramo defeated TÜ/Rock in the finals, winning the series 4 games to 1.[8]

On 5 March 2017, Veideman left Kalev/Cramo and signed for G.S.A. Udine of the Serie A2.[9] He stayed with the team for the next season. Veideman returned to Estonia in the beginning of 2018–19 season and signed with AVIS Utilitas Rapla. In December 2018 he signed with Pompea Mantovana and returned to Italian Serie A2. He scored 28 points in 30 minutes on his debut against Hertz Cagliari.[10] He started the 2019–20 season in his hometown club Rakvere Tarvas. In December 2019 Veideman started his third stint in Italy as he signed with Serie A2 team Eurobasket Roma.[11]

Estonian national teamEdit

Veideman was a member of the Estonian national under-18 basketball team that competed at the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship and finished the tournament last, in 16th place.

As a member of the senior Estonian national basketball team, Veideman competed at the EuroBasket 2015, averaging 10 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4 assists per game, in 32.6 minutes. Estonia finished the tournament in 20th place.[12]

Veideman was named captain of the national team for the EuroBasket 2017 qualifiers.[13]

Awards and accomplishmentsEdit

Professional careerEdit

TÜ/Rock
Kalev/Cramo

IndividualEdit

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

Domestic leaguesEdit

Season Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Kuremaa KML 16 25.3 .424 .346 .641 4.4 1.9 1.6 .6 10.9
2009–10 Rakvere Tarvas 32 33.7 .425 .297 .762 3.8 1.9 1.8 .1 15.1
2010–11 TÜ/Rock 35 25.6 .430 .328 .797 3.3 2.2 1.8 .2 11.6
2011–12 16 31.0 .503 .380 .773 3.7 2.8 2.1 .1 15.6
Bayreuth BBL 14 24.2 .415 .359 .657 2.4 1.9 .9 .2 7.5
2012–13 TÜ/Rock KML 20 24.3 .466 .365 .894 2.7 1.7 1.3 .2 10.2
2013–14 Kalev/Cramo 34 24.8 .427 .345 .771 2.5 2.2 1.1 .4 9.2
2014–15 20 25.7 .419 .320 .879 3.5 2.5 .8 .1 11.8
2015–16 28 23.1 .482 .346 .794 3.7 2.2 1.0 .1 13.1
2016–17 17 23.9 .428 .280 .830 3.1 3.2 .9 .1 11.5
G.S.A. Udine Serie A2 7 32.1 .361 .294 .951 4.7 3.7 .6 .3 17.0
2017–18 27 30.7 .384 .324 .833 3.7 3.2 .9 .1 12.8
2018–19 Avis Utilitas Rapla LEBL 11 33.4 .489 .255 .830 4.7 4.1 1.8 .4 17.8
Pompea Mantovana Serie A2 25 33.1 .397 .286 .826 2.9 3.3 1.3 .0 14.8
2019–20 RSK Tarvas LEBL 11 36.2 .480 .341 .887 3.4 4.3 1.4 .0 18.5
Eurobasket Roma Serie A2 12 30.1 .426 .280 .738 2.7 2.3 .5 .1 13.6

Estonia national teamEdit

Year Tournament National Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007 2007 U-16 European Championship Division B Estonia U-16 7 6 22.9 .429 .273 .760 3.1 1.3 2.0 .1 12.6
2008 2008 U-18 European Championship Estonia U-18 6 4 26.2 .426 .273 .844 3.8 1.2 2.0 .3 13.2
2009 2009 U-18 European Championship Division B Estonia U-18 8 7 31.4 .536 .325 .857 3.0 2.3 2.1 .0 18.9
2010–11 EuroBasket 2011 Division B Estonia 6 1 22.5 .431 .455 .889 1.3 1.7 .8 .2 11.3
2011 2011 U-20 European Championship Division B Estonia U-20 9 9 32.0 .523 .342 .789 4.0 3.6 3.0 .1 17.2
2012 EuroBasket 2013 Qualification Estonia 1 0 4.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 1.0 .0 .0 .0
2013 EuroBasket 2015 First Qualification Round Estonia 7 0 22.7 .561 .500 .455 1.9 1.3 .6 .3 11.4
2015 EuroBasket 2015 Estonia 5 4 32.6 .381 .333 .923 5.4 4.0 .4 .0 10.0
2016 EuroBasket 2017 Qualification Estonia 6 6 32.0 .451 .308 .852 3.8 4.3 1.5 .2 15.8
2017 2019 Basketball World Cup Pre-Qualifiers Estonia 4 2 32.2 .431 .273 .688 2.5 2.8 1.3 .3 15.3
2017–19 2019 Basketball World Cup Qualification Estonia 8 3 26.0 .297 .167 .650 2.8 3.6 1.0 .0 6.9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eesti parimaks korvpalluriks valiti Kristjan Kangur" (in Estonian). Delfi. 3 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Eesti Korvpalliliit tegi teatavaks lõppenud hooaja parimad" (in Estonian). Delfi. 1 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Rain Veideman siirdub Saksamaa Bundesligasse" (in Estonian). basket.ut.ee. 4 February 2012.
  4. ^ "AMETLIK: Kalev/Cramo sõlmis Veidemaniga lepingu ja palkas uue abitreeneri" (in Estonian). Delf. 30 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Kalevist kaks, Rockist kolm! Kes valiti korvpallihooaja parimateks mängijateks?" (in Estonian). Delfi. 4 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Rain Veideman named League's top Estonian player". VTB United League. 18 April 2014. Archived from the original on 17 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Rain Veideman named League's top Estonian player". VTB United League. 27 April 2015. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Kalev/Cramo kindlustas meistritiitli koguni 27-punktise võiduga!" (in Estonian). Delfi. 27 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Üllatuspomm: Rain Veideman lahkub Kalev/Cramost!" (in Estonian). Delfi. 5 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Pompea Mantova vs Hertz Cagliari". Lega Nazionale Pallacanestro. 10 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Rakvere Tarva liider Rain Veideman siirdub Itaaliasse" (in Estonian). Korvpall24. 6 December 2019.
  12. ^ "Estonia". Eurobasket2015.org.
  13. ^ "Asekapten vedas ja Eesti võitles" (in Estonian). Delfi. 8 August 2016.

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