Toko Shengelia seeks NBA return

Donatas Urbonas
Senior Staff Writer
2022-05-16 14:56
Credit: ZUMAPRESS.com-Scanpix
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One of the top names of the upcoming EuroLeague free agency Tornike Shengelia is seeking the NBA return, sources say BasketNews.

Tornike Shengelia

Tornike  Shengelia
Team: Virtus Bologna
Position: PF
Age: 30
Height: 206 cm
Weight: 103 kg
Birth place: Tbilisi, Georgia

Shengelia was linked with FC Barcelona and Virtus Bologna in the last couple of months.

But according to sources, all the talks and interest from several EuroLeague clubs are on hold since his main goal is the NBA.

Shengelia, 30, was the No. 54 overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft. 

In 45 games with the Brooklyn Nets and Chicago Bulls from 2012 to 2014, Shengelia averaged 1.3 points and 0.9 rebounds in 5.5 minutes.

In March, 2.06 m Shengelia signed with Virtus Bologna until the end of the season.

In 8 EuroCup games, Shengelia averaged 8.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 12 PIR.

Shengelia became the EuroCup champion last week. His 15-point performance boosted Virtus to a decisive semifinal victory vs. Valencia 83-73.

Previously, Shengelia averaged 12.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 14.1 PIR for CSKA Moscow this EuroLeague season.

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Tornike Shengelia

Tornike  Shengelia
Tornike  Shengelia
MIN: 24.82
PTS: 12.73 (53.3%)
REB: 4.67
As: 2.47
ST: 0.93
BL: 0.27
TO: 2
GM: 15