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.
|No. 5 – TalTech Basketball|
|League||Latvian–Estonian Basketball League|
|Born||20 January 1985|
|Listed height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Listed weight||84 kg (185 lb)|
|NBA draft||2007 / Undrafted|
|2014–2018||University of Tartu|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- 6× Estonian League champion: 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2019
- 3× Estonian Cup champion: 2006, 2007, 2008
- University of Tartu
- "Selgusid korvpallihooaja 2005/06 parimad" (in Estonian). Delfi. 1 June 2006.
- "Kristjan Kangur valiti neljandat aastat järjest Eesti parimaks meeskorvpalluriks" (in Estonian). Delfi. 6 June 2012.
- "Eesti parimateks korvpalluriteks kuulutati Kristjan Kangur ja Merike Anderson" (in Estonian). Delfi. 24 May 2013.
- "Eesti meister 2015 on TÜ/ROCK!" (in Estonian). Estonian Basketball Association. 22 May 2015.
- "Estonia". Eurobasket2015.org. Archived from the original on 2016-08-08.