Summary: A solid and reliable contributor who will play his sixth season for the Sydney Kings in the 2017/2018 campaign, making him just the ninth player in franchise history to play a minimum of six seasons in the famous purple and gold. He will provide size and scoring off the bench for Head Coach Andrew Gaze and his leadership and work ethic are very important to the team and its goals.
Statistical highlights: Tom has played 240 NBL games for four teams (Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Gold Coast), playing his milestone 200th game in the 2015/2016 season. He has played 141 games for the Kings, averaging 9.6 points and 4.1 rebounds per game while shooting 46.4% from the field and 71.3% from the free throw line. Tom currently sits tenth all-time in franchise history in games played and is seventh all-time in blocked shots.
Career highlights: Garlepp won both the Sydney Kings Members Player of the Year and Sydney Kings Most Inspirational Player at the end of the 2014/2015 season and in 2013/2014 was the recipient of the Sydney Kings Coaches’ Award. As a member of the Perth Wildcats, he won that club’s ‘Young Australian Player’ award in 2008. Tom spent two years at NCAA Division One college University of California-Santa Barbara and came through the Australian Institute of Sport (A.I.S.) program, where he set an A.I.S. record with 10 blocked shots in a game.