Tanel Tein

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Tanel Tein
Tanel Tein, Estonia-Latvia, 2006.jpg
Tein playing for Estonia in 2006
Personal information
Born (1978-01-10) 10 January 1978 (age 43)
Tartu, Estonia
NationalityEstonian
Listed height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Listed weight94 kg (207 lb)
Career information
College
Playing career1993–2010
Position Shooting guard
Career history
1993–1998 Tartu
1999–2003University of Tartu
2003–2004 Śląsk Wrocław
2004–2005 Alba Berlin
2005 Dynamo Moscow Region
2005–2010University of Tartu
Career highlights and awards

Tanel Tein (born 10 January 1978) is an Estonian former professional basketball player. He was named Estonian Player of the Year in 2008. Tein played one season of college basketball for the St. Francis Terriers.

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Professional career

Tein started his career playing for hometown team Tartu in 1993 and led them to two Estonian championships (2000, 2001) and three Estonian Cups (2000–2002). In July 2003, he signed with Śląsk Wrocław of the Polish Basketball League and the Euroleague, and won the Polish Cup in 2004. Tein subsequently played for Alba Berlin and Dynamo Moscow Region, before returning to University of Tartu in November 2005. He went on to win three more Estonian championships in 2007, 2008, 2010. [1]

National team career

Tein began playing for the Estonian national basketball team in 1998. He played with Estonia at the EuroBasket 2001, averaging 5.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. The team finished the tournament with a 0–3 record for 14th place. [2]

Controversy

On 11 June 2010, Tein attracted media attention after being brought down by rescuers from a pedestrian bridge in Tartu, where he had fallen asleep drunk. [3]

Career statistics

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage 3P%  3-point field-goal percentage FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game APG  Assists per game SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game PPG Points per game PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold Career high

Euroleague

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPGPIR
2003–04 Śląsk Wrocław 141429.9.413.315.8752.9.81.2.18.17.9

College

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
1998–99 St. Francis (NY) 26.......418.452.8132.31.6.8.25.3

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References

  1. "Tanel Tein" (in Estonian). ESBL.
  2. "Tein, Tanel". FIBA.com.
  3. "Kaarsillalt alla toodud purjus magaja oli korvpallitäht Tanel Tein". Õhtuleht (in Estonian). 11 June 2010. Archived from the original on 19 August 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2013.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)