Anton Gavel

Anton Gavel (born October 24, 1984) is a Slovak-German[1][2] former professional basketball player who last played for Bayern Munich of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL). He is a 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) tall combo guard who primarily played at the shooting guard position.

Anton Gavel
OrangeAcademy
PositionHead coach
LeagueProB
Personal information
Born (1984-10-24) October 24, 1984 (age 35)
Košice, Slovakia
NationalityGerman / Slovak
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2006 / Undrafted
Playing career2001–2018
PositionShooting guard / Point guard
Coaching career2019–present
Career history
As player:
2001–2003Karlsuhe
2004–2006Giessen 46ers
2006–2008Murcia
2008–2009Aris
2009Chemosvit
2009–2014Brose Bamberg
2014–2018Bayern Munich
As coach:
2019–presentOrangeAcademy
Career highlights and awards

He is a four-time Slovak Player of the Year (2005, 2010, 2011, 2012).

Professional careerEdit

After playing with the youth clubs of Chemosvit, Gavel began his professional career in the German 2nd Division with Karlsuhe, during the 2001–02 season. He then moved to the German 1st Division club Giessen 46ers in 2004. He was named the German League's Rookie of the Year in 2006.

After that, he joined the Spanish League club Murcia in 2006.[3] He then joined the Greek League club Aris Thessaloniki for the 2008–09 season.[4] He then joined the Slovak League club Chemosvit for the start of the 2009–10 season, before signing with the German 1st Division club Brose Baskets that same season.[5]

He was named the BBL Best Defensive Player in 2012.[6] In 2013, he won the award again, and was as well named the BBL Finals MVP, after he won his 4th straight German League title.

On July 22, 2014, Gavel signed a two-year contract with the German champion Bayern Munich.[7] On July 8, 2016, it was announced that he signed a two-year extension with the team.[8] Gavel announced his retirement on August 28, 2018.

Coaching careerEdit

In the 2019–20 season, Gavel would be the head coach of OrangeAcademy of the German third tier ProB.[9]

International careerEdit

Slovak national teamEdit

Gavel played at the 2005 World University Games. He was a member of the senior men's Slovak national basketball team. Some of the tournaments that he played in with the Slovak senior men's national team included: the FIBA EuroBasket 2005 Division B, the FIBA EuroBasket 2007 Division B, the FIBA EuroBasket 2009 Division B, and the FIBA EuroBasket 2011 Division B. He also played at the FIBA EuroBasket 2013 qualification tournament.

German national teamEdit

In July 2015, two months before EuroBasket 2015, Gavel expressed his desire to represent the senior German national team. On 13 August 2015, FIBA permitted him to switch to the German national team.[10] Gavel made his debut for Germany on 14 August 2015, against Croatia.[11]

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

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.

EuroLeagueEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2010–11 Bamberg 10 10 30.8 .434 .333 .857 2.1 1.9 .6 .0 8.3 5.7
2011–12 10 10 29.6 .386 .308 .731 1.7 2.1 .9 .2 8.5 8.0
2012–13 23 22 31.5 .441 .367 .794 2.1 3.0 .7 .1 12.3 11.5
2013–14 10 10 28.0 .446 .500 .806 2.5 3.4 .7 .1 11.6 12.8
2014–15 Bayern Munich 7 5 29.0 .370 .278 .900 2.1 3.3 .3 .0 8.1 10.0
Career 60 57 30.1 .431 .365 .803 2.1 2.8 .7 .1 10.4 10.0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "heinnews – Gavel's German passport helps Bamberg rebounding, frontcourt consistency". heinnews. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  2. ^ Beko-BBL.de Bambergs Combo-Guard Anton Gavel ist deutscher Staatsbürger / Kein Einsatz für die DBB-Auswahl möglich (in German). Archived April 7, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "ACB.COM - Anton Gavel, primer fichaje del Polaris World Murcia". Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Aris BC Official". Aris BC Official. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Il Bamberg prolunga il contratto di Gavel". Sportando. 6 January 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  6. ^ Beko-BBL.de Beko BBL-Awards: Gavel und Wood sind bester Verteidiger und Angreifer, Zirbes räumt doppelt ab (in German).
  7. ^ "Bayern Munich officially lands Anton Gavel". sportando.com. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Anton Gavel signs a two-year contract extension with Bayern Munich". sportando.com. 8 July 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ "Anton Gavel darf für Deutschland spielen › Deutscher Basketball Bund". Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  11. ^ "DBB-Herren unterliegen Kroatien nach Verlängerung › Deutscher Basketball Bund". Retrieved 18 January 2016.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bryce Taylor
Bayern Munich captain
2017–2018
Succeeded by
Danilo Barthel