|League Liga ACB
Pro career 2008–present
Weight 109 kg
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Height 2.06 m
|Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
Role Basketball player
Name Tornike Shengelia
Date joined 2012
|Born October 5, 1991 (age 24)
Tbilisi, Georgia (1991-10-05) |
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54th overall
Number 20 (Brooklyn Nets / Power forward), 7 (Chicago Bulls / Small forward, Power forward)
Position Small forward, Power forward
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Tornike "Toko" Shengelia (Georgian: თორნიკე შენგელია; born October 5, 1991) is a Georgian professional basketball player who plays for Baskonia of the Liga ACB.
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From 2008 to 2010, Shengelia played for both Valencia Basket and its junior team, Valencia BC Sunny Delight. In 2010, he signed with Spirou Charleroi of Belgium, who later loaned him to VOO Verviers-Pepinster for the 2010–11 season. In August 2011, it was announced that he would play for Spirou Charleroi in 2011–12.
Shengelia was selected with the 54th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft by Philadelphia 76ers. He was later traded to the Brooklyn Nets on draft night. In July 2012, he joined the Nets for the 2012 NBA Summer League. In 5 games, he averaged 10.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.
On July 24, 2012, Shengelia signed with the Nets. During his rookie and sophomore seasons, he had multiple assignments with the Springfield Armor of the NBA D-League.
On January 21, 2014, Shengelia was traded to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Marquis Teague. On April 14, 2014, he was waived by the Bulls.
On June 21, 2014, Shengelia signed a three-year deal with Baskonia.
On March 1, 2015, the basque derby with Bilbao Basket finished with a brawl where Dejan Todorović of Bilbao and he were disqualified and twelve players were ejected due to court invasion during the fight.
With four seconds left and Bilbao winning by a huge margin, despite the referee's call for a travelling, Todorović was going to dunk when Todorović was hit by him. After this, the Serbian player pushed him from behind and the Georgian forward reacted with a punch. After this, all the players who were in the bench came into the court and started the brawl. When Shengelia was leaving the court after the disqualifying foul, he apologized to a child who was in the first row of the arena.
The ACB announced this brawl would have severe consequences and sanctions and would talk with the Spanish Basketball Federation for changing the disciplinary regulations. On March 5, the league provisionally suspended Todorović and Shengelia until the final resolution of the case.
Both clubs claimed to have the same sanctions than in 2004, when the brawl Real Madrid and Estudiantes occurred. Finally, on March 11, the Disciplinary Judge accorded to suspend him for five games, Todorović for four and a €3,000 fine to Bilbao Basket player Dairis Bertāns and to Baskonia brothers Mamadou and Ilimane Diop.
On June 7, 2017, Shengelia signed a three-year contract extension with Baskonia.
Shengelia plays for the senior men's Georgian national team. During the EuroBasket 2011, he averaged 8.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.