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Bruno Šundov
Personal information
Born (1980-02-10) February 10, 1980 (age 39)
Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalityCroatian
Listed height7 ft 3 in (2.21 m)
Listed weight270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High schoolThe Winchendon School
(Winchendon, Massachusetts)
NBA draft1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
Playing career1997–present
PositionCenter
Career history
1997–1998Split
19982000Dallas Mavericks
2000Leones de Ponce
20002002Indiana Pacers
2002–2003Boston Celtics
2003Cleveland Cavaliers
2003–2004New York Knicks
2004Gary Steelheads
2004Maccabi Tel Aviv
2004Verviers-Pepinster
2004–2005New York Knicks
2005–2007Lucentum Alicante
2007–2008AEL Limassol
2008Baloncesto León
2008ASK Riga
2009Cibona
2009Menorca Bàsquet
2009–2010BC Donetsk
2010Kavala
2010Valencia
2011–2012Lukoil Academic
2012Osječki sokol
2013Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
2013–2014Al Shabab
2014Jászberényi KSE
2014–2015Lukoil Academic
2015–2016Al-Ahli
2016Toros del Norte
2016Petrochimi
2016Al-Ahli
2016–2017Al Shaab
2017Al Sharjah
2018Split
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Bruno Šundov (born February 10, 1980) is a Croatian professional basketball player for KK Split of the Croatian Premier League. He is a 2.21 m (7 ft 3 in) tall center.[1] He played for five different NBA teams and over 20 clubs around the world.

Professional career[edit]

Šundov was a second-round draft pick of the Dallas Mavericks in the 1998 NBA draft, aged only 18, and played sparingly for a number of teams during a seven-year spell: the Mavericks (1998–2000), Indiana Pacers (2000–02), Boston Celtics (2002–03), Cleveland Cavaliers (2003–04) and the New York Knicks (January 2004 and 2004–05). He averaged 1.7 points and one rebound per game over his NBA career.

Šundov also played with the Israeli league club Maccabi Tel Aviv in February 2004, and with RBC Verviers-Pepinster in the Basketball League Belgium in May later that year.

In September 2005, after leaving the NBA, he signed with the Spanish club Etosa Alicante, and two seasons later he joined five times-in-a-row Cyprus national championship club Proteas EKA AEL, being crucial in the team's success in the Eurocup campaign, where the club finished in third place.

In February 2008, Šundov was signed by the Spanish ACB league club Grupo Begar León, which was eventually relegated after the 2007-08 ACB season. In September 2008, he joined ASK Riga in the Baltic League and, later that season moved to Adriatic League team Cibona Zagreb.[2] He ended that season with Menorca Bàsquet in Spain, then joined Donetsk. When the latter team went bankrupt in January 2010, Sundov signed with Kavala of the Greek League.[3]

In September 2010 he signed a one-month contract with Valencia BC[4] in Spain which was not extended.[5] In January 2011, Sundov signed with the Bulgarian team PBC Lukoil Academic.[6]

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters selected Sundov as an import for the 2013 Philippine Basketball Association's Commissioner's Cup;[7] he is the first European (and European-born) player to play as an import in the PBA. Later in 2013, Sundov signed with Al Shabab in the United Arab Emirates.[8] In February 2014, he signed with Jászberényi KSE of Hungary.[9]

In November 2014, he signed with his former club Lukoil Academic for the 2014–15 season.[10] In late November 2015, he signed with Al-Ahli of the Bahraini Premier League.[11] After moving to the Nicaraguan Toros del Norte with whom he played in the 2016 FIBA Americas League, in January 2016 Šundov landed in Petrochimi of the Iranian League.[12]

On January 5, 2018, Šundov signed with KK Split and returned to the Croatian Premier League.[13]

Croatian national team[edit]

Šundov first distinguished himself at the 1998 International Junior Tournament, which was won by the Croatian national junior team. He later won the silver medal at the 2001 FIBA Under-21 World Championship, averaging 10.7 points and 4.6 rebounds per game during the tournament.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eurocup Profile
  2. ^ Cibona signs Šundov.
  3. ^ Kavala adds size with Bruno Sundov.
  4. ^ Power Electronics Valencia signs Bruno Sundov
  5. ^ Šundov napustio Valenciju Archived 2014-11-25 at the Wayback Machine (in Croatian)
  6. ^ Lukoil adds size with Bruno Sundov
  7. ^ Giant issue for Painters: Team having problems finding bed big enough for 7-3 import Sundov
  8. ^ Al Shabab Dubai announced Croatian center Bruno Sundov
  9. ^ Bruno Sundov signs in Hungary with Jaszberenyi KK
  10. ^ Veteran big man Bruno Sundov signs with Lukoil Academic
  11. ^ Bruno Sundov inks in Bahrain with Al Ahli
  12. ^ Bruno Šundov pronašao novi angažman, prvo iskustvo u iranskoj košarci
  13. ^ "Bruno Sundov signs with KK Split". sportando.com. January 5, 2018.
  14. ^ FIBAEurope Profile.

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