Anton Gavel (born October 24, 1984) is a Slovak-German 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.
|Born||October 24, 1984|
|Nationality||German / Slovak|
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||192 lb (87 kg)|
|NBA draft||2006 / Undrafted|
|Position||Shooting guard / Point guard|
|Career highlights and awards|
He is a four-time Slovak Player of the Year (2005, 2010, 2011, 2012).
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. He then joined the Greek League club Aris Thessaloniki for the 2008–09 season. 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.
On July 22, 2014, Gavel signed a two-year contract with the German champion Bayern Munich. On July 8, 2016, it was announced that he signed a two-year extension with the team. Gavel announced his retirement on August 28, 2018.
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. Gavel made his debut for Germany on 14 August 2015, against Croatia.
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|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
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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.
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- Beko-BBL.de Beko BBL-Awards: Gavel und Wood sind bester Verteidiger und Angreifer, Zirbes räumt doppelt ab (in German).
- "Bayern Munich officially lands Anton Gavel". sportando.com. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
- "Anton Gavel signs a two-year contract extension with Bayern Munich". sportando.com. 8 July 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
- "Anton Gavel darf für Deutschland spielen › Deutscher Basketball Bund". Retrieved 18 January 2016.
- "DBB-Herren unterliegen Kroatien nach Verlängerung › Deutscher Basketball Bund". Retrieved 18 January 2016.
- Anton Gavel at acb.com (in Spanish)
- Anton Gavel at beko-bbl.de (in German)
- Anton Gavel at draftexpress.com
- Anton Gavel[permanent dead link] at esake.gr (in Greek)
- Anton Gavel at eurobasket.com
- Anton Gavel at euroleague.net
- Anton Gavel at fiba.com
| Bayern Munich captain