Tornike Shengelia

Tornike Shengelia (Georgian თორნიკე შენგელია; born 5 October 1991 in Tbilisi ) is a Georgian professional basketball player.

Shengelia already moved as a teenager to Spain and was trained in youth program of the Valencia Basket Club. In the men's team of the club from Valencia, which operate as Power Electronics, he was also used in each game of the ULEB Euro Cup, which the Spanish club won the 2010 final against the German representatives Alba Berlin. For the season 2010/11 he was bound by the Belgian champions Spirou Charleroi from BC, who gave it to the league rivals from Pepinster. After he excelled as an MVP with 29.9 points per game at the U20 European Championship Division B and the Georgian youth team are able to return to the circle of Europe's best youth teams, he was also two months later in the cadre of Mr. selection at the European Championships finals in 2011 appointed. They offer everything could qualify after two first round wins for the second round of the twelve best teams, but where they remained winless and retired. In the season 2011/12 he is now in the squad of Spirou BC, the participation in the highest European League ULEB Euro League 2011/12 won the Belgian championship with an additional qualifying tournament in its own hall. In the 2012 NBA Draft Shengelia was selected at 54th place from the Philadelphia 76ers.

He never played for the 76ers, he was transferred before the start of the season to the Brooklyn Nets. For the Nets, he played until January 2014. Shengelia However, could never firmly established itself in the rotation. January 2014 he was traded by the Nets to the Chicago Bulls. In return, Marquis Teague Guard moved to the Nets.