Fenerbahce Ulker tabs Marko Tomas

Jun 23, 2010 by Euroleague.net Print
Marko Tomas - Cibona_23537Turkish champion Fenerbahce Ulker fortified its perimeter attack Wednesday with the signing of swingman Marko Tomas, who arrives from Cibona Zagreb. Tomas (201, 25) comes off the best season of his career, in which he ranked third in the Euroleague in scoring with 16.4 points per game. He helped Cibona reach the Top 16 round, where he was the co-top scorer with 20 points per game. Tomas also ranked among the top 10 in the Euroleague with 37 three-pointers made. He rounded out a successful season in Croatia by helping the team reach the Adriatic League final, the Croatian Cup final and win the Croatian League championship. Before joining Cibona, Tomas played four seasons in Spain – three of them with Real Madrid. Tomas grew up with Cibona's cross-town rival, KK Zagreb, where he played three seasons as a pro. In the 2002-03 season, playing for Zagreb in the ULEB Cup, he posted 12.2 points and 4.8 rebounds per game as a teenager. He moved to Real Madrid in 2005, making his Euroleague debut with a 6.5-point scoring average in 15 games. The next season, he and Madrid won the ULEB Cup and the Spanish League titles together. For the 2007-08 season, Tomas was loaned by Madrid to local Spanish League side Fuenlabrada, with whom he averaged 13.2 points. Tomas has also been a regular for the Croatian national team, playing at the 2005 and 2007 European Championships and at the 2008 Olympic Games.