Former Second Round Pick Comes to Washington After Developing Overseas
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has signed guard Tomas Satoransky. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We are very pleased to be able to bring Tomas to the organization after monitoring his development overseas for the last several years,” said Grunfeld. “He will provide energy and athleticism at both guard positions, giving us more depth and versatility in the backcourt.”
Satoransky (6-7, 210) was originally selected by the Wizards with the 32nd overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft as an international prospect. Washington has held his rights over the last four seasons.
Last season, he averaged 10.7 points and 4.3 assists while shooting.439 from three-point range in 43 games for Barcelona in the ACB League (Spain) and tallied 9.0 points and 4.2 assists in 29 games of Euroleague action. In 2014-15, he averaged 8.1 points and 3.3 assists while shooting .432 from three-point range in 68 combined games between ACB and Euroleague play for Barcelona.
After being drafted by the Wizards, the Prague native played two seasons for Sevilla in Spain (2012-14). Prior to being drafted by Washington, he played three pro seasons (2009-10 through 2011-12) in Spain (for Qalat Caja Sol Sevilla and Cajasol Sevilla) and two pro seasons (2007-08 & 2008-09) in his native Czech Republic (for USK Prague). Satoransky is a member of the Czech Republic National Team.