Joonas Cavén

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Joonas Cavén
No. 13 – Tampereen Pyrintö
PositionForward
LeagueKorisliiga
Personal information
Born (1993-01-09) 9 January 1993 (age 26)
Nokia, Finland
NationalityFinnish
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2015 / Undrafted
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2009–2011Tampereen Pyrintö
2009–2011→Tampereen junior team
2011–2014Joventut Badalona
2011–2014CB Prat
2014–2015Reno Bighorns
2015Delaware 87ers
2015–presentTampereen Pyrintö

Joonas Ilmari Cavén (born 9 January 1993) is a Finnish professional basketball player who currently plays for the Tampereen Pyrintö of Finland's Korisliiga. He has previously played in Spain for Joventut Badalona of the Liga ACB, but mostly for the club's development team CB Prat of the Spanish third tier league LEB Plata, he also competes for the Finnish national team as he made his debut in August 2013 against Russia.

Professional career[edit]

Cavén played for the Tampereen Pyrintö junior team in 2009–10 before he joined the senior team in 2010–11 where he made his debut on 12 January 2011, he also spent time with the junior team in 2010–11 as well.

In 2011, Cavén signed with Joventut Badalona and immediately joined their junior team CB Prat of the LEB Plata.[1] After two seasons playing for Prat, Cavén made his Liga ACB debut on 20 October 2013 and went on to play a further four games for Joventut in 2013–14.

In April 2014, Cavén declared for the 2014 NBA draft but later withdrew his entry before the deadline.[2]

On 1 November 2014 Cavén was selected by the Reno Bighorns with the 10th overall pick in the 2014 NBA D-League draft.[3] On 21 January 2015 he was traded to the Delaware 87ers in exchange for the player rights for Melvin Johnson III and the returning player rights to Elijah Pittman.[4]

On 30 September 2015 Cavén returned to Tampereen Pyrintö.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ El CB Prat Joventut ja coneix el calendari Adecco Plata Archived 2014-11-05 at the Wayback Machine (in Catalan)
  2. ^ Myron, Chuck (April 11, 2014). "Joonas Caven To Declare For Draft". HoopsRumors.com. Retrieved June 15, 2014.
  3. ^ BIGHORNS FINALIZE TRAINING CAMP ROSTER AFTER D-LEAGUE DRAFT Archived 2014-11-06 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Bighorns Acquire Four Players
  5. ^ Varggängets Joonas Cavén återvänder till Tammerfors

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