Tanel Kurbas (born 8 May 1988) is an Estonian professional basketball player who plays for Kalev/Cramo of the Korvpalli Meistriliiga. Standing at 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in), he plays at the shooting guard and small forward positions. He also represents the Estonian national basketball team internationally.
|No. 8 – Kalev/Cramo|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|League||Polish Basketball League|
|Born||8 May 1988|
|Listed height||1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|Listed weight||90 kg (198 lb)|
|NBA draft||2010 / Undrafted|
|2010–2016||University of Tartu|
|Career highlights and awards|
On 22 July 2010, Kurbas signed for Estonian champions Tartu Ülikool. In the 2013–14 season, Kurbas averaged 9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game and was named to the All-KML Team. He won his second Estonian Championship in the 2014–15 season, after TÜ/Rock defeated Kalev/Cramo in the finals, winning the series 4 games to 1. Kurbas was named KML Finals Most Valuable Player.
Estonian national teamEdit
As a member of the senior Estonian national basketball team, Kurbas competed at the EuroBasket 2015. During the tournament, he averaged 5.3 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist in 19.3 minutes per game. Estonia finished the tournament in 20th place.
Awards and accomplishmentsEdit
- University of Tartu
- Patrioti Levice
- "Rocki ridadesse lisandus Tanel Kurbas" (in Estonian). Postimees. 22 July 2010.
- "Kalevist kaks, Rockist kolm! Kes valiti korvpallihooaja parimateks mängijateks?" (in Estonian). Delfi. 4 June 2014.
- "Eesti meister 2015 on TÜ/ROCK!" (in Estonian). Estonian Basketball Association. 22 May 2015.
- "Tanel Kurbas siirdub mängima Rootsi meisterklubisse" (in Estonian). Delfi. 26 July 2016.
- "Estonia". Eurobasket2015.org. Archived from the original on 2016-08-08.