Rolands Freimanis

Rolands Freimanis (born January 21, 1988) is a Latvian professional basketball player for Stelmet Zielona Góra of the Polish Basketball League. He plays at the power forward and center positions.

Rolands Freimanis
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Freimanis in action with Latvia
No. 24 – Zastal Zielona Góra
PositionPower forward / Center
LeaguePolish Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1988-01-21) January 21, 1988 (age 33)
Gulbene, Latvia
NationalityLatvian
Listed height2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
Listed weight108 kg (238 lb)
Career information
Playing career2006–present
Career history
2006–2008ASK Rīga
2008–2009VEF Rīga
2009–2010Qalat Cajasol
2010–2011Lobe Huesca
2011Lagun Aro GBC
2011–2012Girona
2012–2013Sutor Montegranaro
2013–2014Khimik
2014–2015Kalev/Cramo
2015UNICS Kazan
2015–2016Kalev/Cramo
2016–2017Uşak Sportif
2017VEF Rīga
2017–2018Gaziantep
2018–2019Ifaistos Limnou
2019–2020Anwil Włocławek
2020–presentStelmet Zielona Góra
Career highlights and awards

Professional careerEdit

Born in Gulbene, Latvia, Freimanis started his career with ASK Rīga where he played until 2008. For the 2008–09 season he went to BK VEF Rīga. After one season there his contract was bought-out by CB Sevilla[1] as he spent next season playing for their farm-club Qalat Cajasol. Following two years from 2010 till 2012 he played in LEB Gold league with short stint in Spanish ACB League with Lagun Aro GBC.

Before the 2012–13 season, Freimanis joined Sutor Montegranaro of the Lega Basket Serie A. On September 1, 2013, he signed with Ukrainian team Khimik.[2] He had strong season with Khimik that included making Eurocup quarterfinals for the first time in club history as well as reaching Ukrainian League finals. Also, Freimanis showed loyalty to his club as he stayed with team despite difficult political situation in Ukraine.[3]

On August 26, 2014, right after completing summer with Latvian National Team Freimanis joined pre-season training camp of Spanish team Baskonia.[4] On October 30, 2014, Freimanis signed with Estonian champion BC Kalev/Cramo.[5] Freimanis played great basketball for Kalev/Cramo, averaging 18.9 points and 6.4 rebounds in the VTB United League when his contract was bought-out by Russian powerhouse UNICS Kazan.[6] On January 23, 2015, he officially signed with UNICS Kazan.[7] Next season he went back to Estonia, signing with Kalev/Cramo. At the end of the season he became Estonian champion and was named Finals MVP.[8]

Freimanis spent the 2017-18 season with Gaziantep of the Turkish league, averaging 8.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. He signed with Ifaistos Limnou of the Greek Basket League on August 10, 2018.[9]

On August 13, 2019, he has signed with Anwil Włocławek of the Polish Basketball League. [10] On September 28, 2020, Freimanis signed with Stelmet Zielona Góra.[11]

National team careerEdit

He made his Latvian national basketball team debut on June 27, 2007.[12]

On September 4, 2013, he set his career high with Latvia when he scored 24 points in a win over Bosnia and Hercegovina in EuroBasket 2013 opening game.[13]

Awards and accomplishmentsEdit

Professional careerEdit

Kalev/Cramo
Anwil Włocławek

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Freimanis turpmāk spēlēs Spānijas klubā Seviļas "Cajasol"" [Freiman will play for a Spanish club Sevilla "Cajasol" soon] (in Latvian). September 18, 2009. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  2. ^ "Khimik signs Rolands Freimanis". January 9, 2013. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  3. ^ "Rolands Freimanis confirms he is staying in Ukraine with Khimik". February 3, 2014. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  4. ^ "Freimanis y Milisavljevic se suman a la pretemporada baskonista" [Freimanis and Milisavljevic join the preseason of Baskonia] (in Spanish). Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  5. ^ http://www.bckalev.ee/lati-koondislane-liitus-bc-kalevcramoga/
  6. ^ "Freimanis lahkub Kaasani Unicsisse" [Freiman leaves Kaasani UNICS Kazan] (in Ewe). BC Kalev. January 23, 2015. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  7. ^ "Rolands Freimanis officially signs with Unics Kazan". January 23, 2015. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  8. ^ "Freimanis lahkub Kaasani Unicsisse" [The most effective player in Unics was "Shawn King", MVP Rolands Freimanis] (in Ewe). BC Kalev. January 23, 2015. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  9. ^ "Rolands Freimanis signs with Limnos". Sportando. Retrieved August 11, 2018.
  10. ^ "Rolands Freimanis signs with Anwil". Sportando. August 13, 2019. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  11. ^ "Stelmet Zielona Gora announces Rolands Freimanis". Sportando. September 28, 2020. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  12. ^ "Rolands Freimanis". LBL. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-08-28. Retrieved 2013-08-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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