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  InterBasket > Player Profiles > Mickael Gelabale, France From Grew up with Cholet Basket (France) juniors…made his debut with Cholet Basket during the 2001-02 season…played there till the 2003-04 championship…moved to Spain for the 2004-05 season, signed by Real Madrid CF…he’s still playing there…selected in the 2005 NBA Draft by Seattle Supersonics (#48).  Won the 2004-05 Spanish National Championship with Real Madrid CF…played the 2004 French All Star Game…has been member of the French Under-20 National Team…member of the French National Team…won the bronze medal at the 2005 European Championship.
Mickaël Gelabale Profile

Name: Mickael Gelabale (JELL-a-bal)
Nickname: N/A
Born: May 22, 1983
Status: Active
Origin: Pointe Noire, Guadeloupe, France
Height: 6-7/2,01m
Weight: 215lbs/98,2kg
Schools: N/A
Drafted: 2005, Second Round, 48th overall pick by the Seattle Supersonics
Languages: French, English
Website: InterBasket
Teams (jersey): French National Team, Cholet Basket, Real Madrid-Teka (15), Seattle Supersonics
Ibn Notes: From Totally unknown in Europe until two seasons ago, Gelabale blossomed at Madrid under the tutelage of coach Bozidar Maljkovic. He scored a crucial three-pointer in Real's improbable rally in Game 5 of the 2005 ACB Finals. More importantly, although nobody knew him when "Boja" recruited him, Mickaël started 23 of 34 regular season games for his ACB debut. And he was always the defender assigned to guard the opponent's top offensive threat. He earned his first start ever with the National Team last summer and went on to become a regular starter, mostly because of his defence and ability to make the right choice on offence.
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