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2012 NBA Draft: Tornike Shengelia
TeamPhiladelphia (from MEM)
Round 2
Selection 24
Position Forward
School Spirou Charleroi (BEL)
Year
Height 6-9
Weight 220
High School
Hometown Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
2012: Selected by Philadelphia in 2nd round (54th overall) of the NBA Draft; Traded to Brooklyn, June 28th.

Spent the 2011-12 season as a member of Spirou Charleoi in the Euroleague, where he averaged 8.3 ppg and 4.3 rpg...As a member of the Under-20 Georgian national team in 2011, won the Division B European Championships in Bosnia, averaging 30 points, 12 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in 34 minutes of action per game...Joined the senior national team for the European Championship in Turkey later that year...Signed with Valencia BC in 2007 as a 16-year old and played there until 2010...A natural small forward, but plays more physical than his size would indicate...Plays well with his back to the basket, and is a strong rebounder...Not very quick off the dribble...Oftentimes a liability on defense, as his strength is overmatched in the post, and his lack of quickness is exposed out on the perimeter...Needs to develop a more consistent outside shot.