Marcin Gortat (RheinEnergie Köln)

Marcin Gortat

Nationality: POL
Born : 17.02.1984
Place of birth: Lodz (POL)
Height: 2.11m
Position: C

9.2Points per game
4.5Rebounds per game
0.5Assists per game

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  • » Ranks #2 in Blocked Shots (1.2)
  • » Ranks #14 in Fouls (3.3)
Marcin Gortat - EuroBasket 2013 Profile

Team 2012-13: Phoenix Suns (USA-NBA)
Career: LKS Lodz (Poland-3rd div., up to 2003); Rhein Energy Köln (Germany-Bundesliga, 2003-07); Orlando Magic (USA-NBA, 2007-10), Anaheim Arsenal (USA-NBDL, 2007-08); Phoenix Suns (USA-NBA, 2010-13)

Marcin Gortat is the perfect walking example of how amazing basketball is. He only started to play at the age of 18, after he grew too tall to remain as goalie for the LKS Lodz soccer team. He needed no extra time to fall in love with the new game. After only three years he was drafted by an NBA team, and after another year he was starting for a Euroleague team. In his fifth he became an NBA player and in 2009 he was playing in the NBA finals. Nothing could stop Gortat, who went on to become one of Steve Nash's pick-and-roll friends, leading the Phoenix Suns in scoring in 2011/12, not a bad way to celebrate 10 years of playing basketball. Nicknamed the "Polish Hammer" he always says he prefers to be known as the "Polish Machine". He is always proud to wear the "Polish Eagle", playing in the qualification rounds for both the 2011 and 2013 EuroBaskets and only lock-out related insurance issues stopped him from playing in Lithuania two years ago. Gortat is the son of well-respected Polish Olympic medallist in boxing and championship volleyball player, Janusz, so he has competiveness in his blood. He uses it greatly, pushing himself to new levels every year and never having two bad games in a row against the same opponent. Last season in the NBA he was halted by a foot injury, but it only guarantees he will come back to play sharper than ever. Being known as a defensive player for some time, he has now developed a nice shot from four-to-six metres and has also made progress with his low-post game. With his repertoire forever expanding, do not be surprised to see him add something else to it prior to Slovenia.



vs Basket Groot Leuven (W 69-63)254/850.04/850.00/00.03/3100.02462400311
vs Gran Canaria (L 74-72)233/475.03/475.00/00.01/333.3066011117
vs BC Zadar (W 74-49)317/7100.07/7100.00/00.01/1100.00330311515
vs Basket Groot Leuven (W 75-79)305/683.35/683.30/00.03/3100.02130201413
vs Gran Canaria (W 78-66)295/955.65/955.60/00.01/425.01120311311
vs BC Zadar (L 75-67)346/785.76/785.70/00.02/2100.03362111314
vs Dynamo Moscow Region (W 75-73)252/366.72/366.70/00.02/366.7347011526
vs Cantu (W 74-79)232/366.72/366.70/00.02/2100.0145001036
vs Maroussi Honda (L 69-73)221/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0022100122
vs Dynamo Moscow Region (W 79-85)276/875.06/875.00/00.02/366.71560113314
vs Cantu (W 95-70)254/666.74/666.70/00.02/366.72351302510
vs Maroussi Honda (L 57-55)262/2100.02/2100.00/00.00/00.0347030034
vs BC Kyiv (L 87-85)222/450.02/450.00/00.00/00.0022020054
vs BC Kyiv (W 69-62)294/666.74/666.70/00.04/580.01341211312
vs BC Kyiv (L 71-64)294/666.74/666.70/00.01/250.0044021159
CategorySeason highCareer high
Points1508.11.2005 vs. BC Zadar31 - EuroBasket 2013
02.09.2012 vs Switzerland
Total Rebounds72 times21 - EuroBasket 2013
05.09.2012 vs Finland
Assists22 times4 - 2 times
Steals19 times1 - 23 times
Blocked Shots513.12.2005 vs. Dynamo Moscow Region5 - 2 times
Minutes3429.11.2005 vs. BC Zadar40 - EuroBasket 2009
12.09.2009 vs Serbia
Field Goals Made708.11.2005 vs. BC Zadar14 - EuroBasket 2013
02.09.2012 vs Switzerland
Field Goals Attempted922.11.2005 vs. Gran Canaria19 - EuroBasket 2013
15.08.2012 vs Belgium
2 Pts Field Goals Made708.11.2005 vs. BC Zadar14 - EuroBasket 2013
02.09.2012 vs Switzerland
2 Pts Field Goals Attempted922.11.2005 vs. Gran Canaria18 - EuroBasket 2013
15.08.2012 vs Belgium
3 Pts Field Goals Made 1 - EuroBasket 2005
11.09.2005 vs Sweden
3 Pts Field Goals Attempted 1 - 7 times
Free Throws Made424.02.2006 vs. BC Kyiv11 - EuroBasket 2013
30.08.2012 vs Belgium
Free Throws Attempted524.02.2006 vs. BC Kyiv12 - EuroBasket 2013
30.08.2012 vs Belgium
Offensive Rebounds33 times6 - EuroBasket 2009
08.09.2009 vs Lithuania
Defensive Rebounds601.11.2005 vs. Gran Canaria17 - EuroBasket 2013
05.09.2012 vs Finland



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Gortat's Legacy And Three-Week Party 03.09.2013
Group C: Benda Unlucky; Gortat Optimistic 02.08.2013
Lampe: I'll Play In Slovenia, Gortat Too02.04.2013