Sten Sokk

Sten-Timmu Sokk (born 14 February 1989) is an Estonian professional basketball player for Kalev/Cramo of the Latvian–Estonian League. He is a 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) tall point guard. He represents the Estonian national basketball team internationally.

Sten Sokk
No. 5 – Kalev/Cramo
PositionPoint guard
LeagueLatvian–Estonian League
VTB United League
Personal information
Born (1989-02-14) 14 February 1989 (age 32)
Tallinn, Estonia
NationalityEstonian / Greek
Listed height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Listed weight80 kg (176 lb)
Career information
NBA draft2011 / Undrafted
Playing career2005–present
Career history
2005–2006Audentes/Noortekoondis
2006–2008Triobet/Dalkia
2008–2012Tartu Ülikool
2012–2013BC Olimpi Tbilisi
2013–2014Universitatea Craiova
2014Rakvere Tarvas
2015Dynamo Moscow
2015–2018Kalev/Cramo
2018–2019Iraklis Thessaloniki
2019–presentKalev/Cramo
Career highlights and awards

Professional careerEdit

Sokk began playing basketball in his father's, Tiit Sokk's, basketball school. He began his professional career in 2005 with Noortekoondis/Audentes of the Korvpalli Meistriliiga. On his first season in the KML, Sokk averaged 7.04 points per game and won the KML Best Young Player Award.[1]

In 2006, Sokk joined Dalkia/Nybit, coached by his father. He was named KML Best Young Player twice more in 2007 and 2008.[2][3]

On 5 August 2008, Sokk joined TÜ/Rock, where he signed for the next four seasons. With TÜ/Rock, he won his first Estonian Championship in the 2009–10 season, after TÜ/Rock defeated Rakvere Tarvas 4 games to 2 in the finals and was named to the All-KML Team in the 2010–11 season.

In September 2012, he signed for Olimpi Tbilisi of the Georgian Superliga. Olimpi Tbilisi finished the 2012–13 season as runners-up.

On 3 August 2013, Sokk signed for Universitatea Craiova of the Liga Națională.

On 6 September 2014, Sokk signed for Rakvere Tarvas. On 22 December 2014, he left the club to join Dynamo Moscow of the Russian Basketball Super League, signing the contract on 9 January 2015.[4]

On 17 September 2015, Sokk signed for Kalev/Cramo. He won his second Estonian Championship in the 2015–16 season, after Kalev/Cramo defeated his former team TÜ/Rock in the finals, and was named to the All-KML Team.[5][6][7]

Estonian national teamEdit

Sokk was a member of the Estonian national under-18 basketball team that competed at the 2007 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship and finished the tournament in 12th place.

As a member of the senior Estonian national basketball team, Sokk competed at the EuroBasket 2015, averaging 6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 29 minutes per game. Estonia finished the tournament in 20th place.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Sokk's father, Tiit Sokk, is a basketball coach and a retired professional basketball player who won a gold medal in the 1988 Summer Olympics with the Soviet Union national basketball team. His older brother, Tanel, is also a professional basketball player and represents the Estonian national basketball team internationally.

Sokk has a daughter, Aleksandra Evita, born on 7 February 2015.[9]

Awards and accomplishmentsEdit

Professional careerEdit

TÜ/Rock
Kalev/Cramo

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Selgusid korvpallihooaja 2005/06 parimad" (in Estonian). Delfi. 1 June 2006.
  2. ^ "Valiti korvpallihooaja 2006/2007 parimad" (in Estonian). Delfi. 6 June 2006.
  3. ^ "Valiti korvpallihooaja parimad" (in Estonian). Delfi. 4 June 2006.
  4. ^ "Динамо" усилилось разыгрывающим сборной Эстонии (in Russian). dynamobasket.com. 9 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Kalev/Cramo kindlustas meistritiitli koguni 27-punktise võiduga!" (in Estonian). Delfi. 27 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Kalev/Cramo purustas Tartu Rocki ja tuli Eesti meistriks" (in Estonian). Postimees.
  7. ^ "Korvpalliliit lõpetas Saku Suurhallis hooaja ja tunnustas paremaid" (in Estonian). Delfi. 2 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Estonia". Eurobasket2015.org. Archived from the original on 8 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Palju õnne! Sten-Timmu Sokk sai isaks" (in Estonian). Delfi. 7 February 2015.

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