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Ronny Turiaf
Ronny TURIAF (France)
DOB: 1/13/1983
Place of birth: - (France)
Height: 206cm/6'9"
Weight: -
Position: Center
Main statistics
Points per game 3.8
Rebounds per game 3.5
Assists per game 0.5
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Career: INSEP (France-N1, 1998-2001), Gonzaga Bulldogs (USA-NCAA, 2001-05), Los Angeles Lakers (USA-NBA, 2005-06).

One of the most amazing stories basketball has seen in this past few years. Diagnosed with a potential fatal heart condition right after being drafted last summer by the Lakers, Turiaf had to go through surgery to even live a normal life - not to mention play basketball again. But Ronny never let his dream go away. He fought through rehab and not even six months after the surgery, he was able to join the Lakers until the end of the season. No player had ever come back from this kind of procedure to play in the pros. Never second guess Ronny's heart.

He won the European Championship for Junior Men in 2000 with Diaw, Parker and Pietrus. Ronny made the surprising choice to go to the NCAA rather than sign with a Euroleague team. He became the leader - on and off the court - at the University of Gonzaga for a couple of years before being drafted by the Lakers.

 
 
PARTICIPATION IN FIBA COMPETITION
 Competition   PPG   RPG   APG 
 Olympic Men 2012  3  5.2   0.8 
 London Invitational Tournament 2011  0  8   3 
 EuroBasket 2009  8.7  5.8   0.7 
 EuroBasket 2007  7.4  3.8   0.6 
 Stankovic Continental Champions Cup 2006  5.3  2.3   0.3 
 FIBA World Championship 2006  3.8  3.5   0.5 
 European Championship for Men 2003  2  1   0 
 European Championship for Young Men 2002  13.4  7.7   0.3 
 European Championship for Junior Men 2000  7.8  3.7   0.4 
 European Championship for Cadets 1999  7.8  5.5   0.4 
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