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Tariq Kirksay
SF - 6'7, 210lbs - 44 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2019 season
  • Birthdate: 09/07/1979
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2000
  • Pre-draft team: Iona
  • Country: USA/France
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
11th April, 2000USBLDrafted 7th overall in the 2000 USBL Draft by Long Island Surf.
21st April, 2000USBLSigned for the remainder of the season with Long Island Surf.
15th August, 2000ABADrafted 6th overall in the 2000 ABA Draft by New York.
September 2000MacedoniaSigned with Rabotnicki Skopje for a tryout.
14th September, 2000IBLDrafted 25th overall in the 2000 IBL College Draft by Baltimore Bay Runners.
20th September, 2000CBADrafted 45th overall in the 2000 CBA Draft by Grand Rapids Hoops.
November 2000ArgentinaSigned for the remainder of the season with Andino La Rioja.
March 2001ArgentinaLeft Andino La Rioja.
April 2001USBLSigned for the remainder of the season with Long Island Surf.
May 2001VenezuelaSigned for the remainder of the season with Bravos de Portuguesa.
July 2001MexicoSigned for a tryout with Bucaneros de Campeche.
August 2001FranceSigned for a tryout with Mulhouse.
August 2001ArgentinaSigned for the remainder of the season with Andino La Rioja.
November 2001ArgentinaLeft Andino La Rioja.
November 2001FranceSigned for the remainder of the season with Besancon.
July 2002FranceSigned a one year contract with Rueil-Malmaison.
July 2003FranceSigned a one year contract with Bourg.
July 2004FranceSigned a four year contract with Nancy.
9th July, 2007RussiaSigned a two year contract with Unics Kazan.
3rd September, 2009SpainSigned a one year contract with Cajasol Sevilla.
4th August, 2010SpainRe-signed by Cajasol Sevilla to a two year contract. Included player option for 2011/12.
26th May, 2011SpainDeclined 2011/12 player option.
19th August, 2011ItalySigned a one year contract with Montegranaro.
26th February, 2012ItalyLeft Montegranaro.
26th February, 2012SpainSigned for the remainder of the season with Estudiantes.
23rd August, 2012SpainRe-signed by Estudiantes to a one year contract.
12th June, 2013VenezuelaSigned for the remainder of the season with Bucaneros de La Guaira.
3rd September, 2013SpainSigned a two year contract with Joventut Badalona.
16th October, 2015AngolaSigned a one year contract with August 1st Luanda.
10th October, 2016AngolaRe-signed by August 1st Luanda for the duration of the African Champions Cup.
27th January, 2017SpainSigned for the remainder of the season with Tenerife.
8th June, 2017VenezuelaSigned for the remainder of the season with Bucaneros.
16th August, 2017FranceSigned a one year contract with Fos Provence.
Career Moves
1996 - 2000Iona (NCAA)
April 2000 - May 2000Long Island Surf (USBL)
September 2000Rabotnicki Skopje (Macedonia)
November 2000 - April 2001Rioja (Argentina)
April 2001 - May 2001Long Island Surf (USBL)
May 2001 - July 2001Bravos de Portuguesa (Venezuela)
July 2001Bucaneros de Campeche (Mexico)
August 2001Mulhouse (France, ProB)
August 2001 - November 2001Rioja (Argentina)
November 2001 - June 2002Besancon (France, ProB)
July 2002 - June 2003Rueil-Malmaison (France, ProB)
July 2003 - June 2004Bourg (France)
July 2004 - July 2007Nancy (France)
July 2007 - June 2009Unics Kazan (Russia)
September 2009 - May 2011Cajasol Sevilla (Spain)
August 2011 - February 2012Montegranaro (Italy)
February 2012 - June 2013Estudiantes Madrid (Spain)
June 2013 - July 2013Bucaneros (Venezuela)
September 2013 - June 2015Joventut Badalona (Spain)
October 2015 - December 2016August 1st Luanda (Angola)
January 2017 - June 2017Tenerife (Spain)
June 2017Bucaneros (Venezuela)
August 2017 - presentFos Ouest Provence (France, ProB)
Articles about Tariq Kirksay

April 15, 2011

Up front, Sevilla lack for a true centre. Former NBA player Paul Davis plays most of the time there, and is one of the team's best players, scoring inside and out while grabbing offensive rebounds at a prolific rate. Iona graduate Tariq Kirksay - now a French citizen due to residency - starts at small forward and sometimes bumps down to power forward, capable of defending both positions like an undersized less athletic Andrei Kirilenko, bringing some occasional shooting and good passing vision (further enhancing the Kirilenko thing). Former Tennessee-Chattanooga big man Mindaugas Katelynas brings a good combination of size, athleticism, finesse and shooting, running the floor and dunking like this. And backup Bulgarian big Kaloyan Ivanov chips in with the rebounding. But none of these are, in the truest sense, big men, let alone centres. However, this is true of most Eurocup teams - as evidenced by Kosta Perovic last season, the day a true centre shows any real ability or potential at the Eurocup level is they day they are snapped up by a Euroleague team. Besides, de facto centre Juan Triguero does OK, chipping in yet more offensive rebounding help and defend the post well enough. And considering the respective level of opposition, Davis's weaknesses on the interior are less exposed.

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