All-Decade Nominee: Ante Tomic

Oct 30, 2019 by Euroleague.net Print

Few big men in European basketball history have been as skilled as center Ante Tomic, whose smooth post moves, deft touch and rare passing abilities made him a Turkish Airlines EuroLeague superstar. Tomic debuted with Real Madrid in February of 2010 and played his first Final Four with Los Blancos in 2011. He then switched to another EuroLeague giant, joining FC Barcelona in 2012, and has played there ever since.

In his first three seasons in Barca's uniform, Tomic was voted to the All-EuroLeague First Team in both 2012-13 and 2013-14, and to the All-EuroLeague Second Team in 2014-15. He was also chosen three times as the EuroLeague MVP of the month: in February 2013, February 2014 and March 2014. He led Barcelona to back-to-back Final Four appearances in 2013 and 2014, but they could not go past the semifinals.

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS

  • All-EuroLeague First Team 2012-13, 2013-14
  • All-EuroLeague Second Team 2014-15
  • EuroLeague February MVP 2012-13, 2013-14
  • EuroLeague March MVP 2013-14
  • Led the EuroLeague in rebounds 2012-13 (195)
  • Led the EuroLeague in 2-pts made 2012-13 (150), 2013-14 (141)

Entering this season, no EuroLeague player had accumulated a higher performance index rating this decade than Tomic's 3,514. He also ranked first until this season in rebounds (1,433) and two-pointers made (1,069), fifth in points (2,621) and blocks (148), and seventh in free throws made (483) for the 2010s. At age 32, Tomic has all the experience, talent and resources to keep pushing for the ultimate award in his great career – the EuroLeague title.