Tanel Sokk

Tanel Sokk (born 20 January 1985) is an Estonian professional basketball player who plays for TalTech Basketball Team of the Latvian–Estonian Basketball League. Standing at 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in), he plays at the point guard position. He also represents the Estonian national basketball team internationally.

Tanel Sokk
Tanel Sokk, Estonia-Latvia, 2006.jpg
Sokk in 2006
No. 5 – TalTech Basketball
PositionPoint guard
LeagueLatvian–Estonian Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1985-01-20) 20 January 1985 (age 36)
Tallinn, Estonia
NationalityEstonian
Listed height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Listed weight84 kg (185 lb)
Career information
NBA draft2007 / Undrafted
Playing career2002–present
Career history
2002–2006Nybit
2006–2014Kalev/Cramo
2014–2018University of Tartu
2018–2019Kalev/Cramo
2019–2020Tallinna Kalev/TLÜ
2020–presentTaltech
Career highlights and awards
Titles

Awards

Professional careerEdit

Sokk began playing basketball in his father's, Tiit Sokk's, basketball school. He began his professional career in 2002 with Nybit of the Korvpalli Meistriliiga, coached by his father. On his first season in the KML, Sokk averaged 13.12 points per game and won the KML Best Young Player Award.

Dalkia/Nybit finished the 2005–06 season in third place. Sokk averaged 14.22 points per game and was named to the All-KML Team.[1]

In 2006, Sokk signed for Kalev/Cramo. He won his first Estonian Championship in the 2008–09 season, when Kalev/Cramo defeated TÜ/Rock 4 games to 2 in the KML Finals. From 2011 to 2014, Sokk won four consecutive Estonian Championships with Kalev/Cramo. In 2012 and 2013, he won the KML Finals Most Valuable Player Award and was named to the All-KML Team.[2][3]

Sokk joined TÜ/Rock for the 2014–15 season but had to postpone his debut for the team until 17 October 2014 due to an injury. He won his sixth Estonian Championship, after TÜ/Rock defeated his former team Kalev/Cramo in the KML Finals, winning the series 4 games to 1.[4]

Estonian national teamEdit

As a member of the senior Estonian national basketball team, Sokk competed at the EuroBasket 2015, averaging 1 point and 0.5 rebounds per game, in 8.5 minutes. Estonia finished the tournament in 20th place.[5]

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 younger brother, Sten, is also a professional basketball player and represents the Estonian national basketball team internationally.

Awards and accomplishmentsEdit

Professional careerEdit

Kalev/Cramo
University of Tartu

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Selgusid korvpallihooaja 2005/06 parimad" (in Estonian). Delfi. 1 June 2006.
  2. ^ "Kristjan Kangur valiti neljandat aastat järjest Eesti parimaks meeskorvpalluriks" (in Estonian). Delfi. 6 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Eesti parimateks korvpalluriteks kuulutati Kristjan Kangur ja Merike Anderson" (in Estonian). Delfi. 24 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Eesti meister 2015 on TÜ/ROCK!" (in Estonian). Estonian Basketball Association. 22 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Estonia". Eurobasket2015.org. Archived from the original on 2016-08-08.

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