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Eritrea: Thomas Kelati extends deal with UCAM Murcia (Photo: KM Ziolkowscy)
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Stelmet inks Thomas Kelati - Aug 8, 2016


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Kelati
Defending champion Stelmet Zielona Gora (TBL) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old Polish ex-international swingman Thomas Kelati (195-91kg-82, college: Washington State, agency: BeoBasket). He is a dual citizen owning also Eritrean passport. Kelati has played for the last two seasons at UCAM Murcia in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 36 games he had 5.6ppg and 1.4rpg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Spanish ACB Supercup Final Four for two years in a row (2013 and 2014). Kelati was also voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships Honorable Mention back in 2011.
He represented Poland at the European Championships in Slovenia three years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 9.0ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.6apg, FGP: 52.6%, 3PT: 31.8%.
Kelati is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Belfius Mons-Hainaut), Greece (Olympiacos), Russia (Khimky), NBA (LA Lakers), Spain (Laboral Kutxa, Unicaja Malaga and Valencia Basket) and Poland (PGE Turow).
Kelati attended Washington State until 2005 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season as a professional player.
He could be described: A swingman who improved in each of his seasons overseas, becoming ACB material. Has a very quick and effective first step, that allows him to beat almost anyone. Long arms and timing make him a very good rebounder for his size. Defense is adequate both on the 2 and 3, but has the athletic skills to improve it too.

Stelmet Zielona Gora roster for 2016-2017:
Guards:
Lukasz Koszarek
James Florence
Kamil Zywert
Forwards:
Nemanja Djurisic
Thomas Kelati
Karol Gruszecki
Przemyslaw Zamojski
Centers:
Adam Hrycaniuk
Igor Zaytsev
Coach: Artur Gronek

By Eurobasket Data Center

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