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TIBOR PALINKAS

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Player profile

position
Guard
height
6-4
weight
190
year
Junior
hometown
Kecskemet, Hungary
high school
IMG Academy

QUOTING TIBOR PALINKAS

“Tibor displayed an elite ability to shoot the basketball and he brings high energy effort every day in practice. I’m looking forward to seeing him develop under Coach Hamilton,” said Tallahassee Community College Head Coach Rick Cabrera. 

ON PALINKAS

Began his career as a Seminole during the fall of 2022…an experienced player who is in his third season playing college basketball…began his collegiate career at Division II Clayton State (2020-21) who plays as a member of the Peach Belt Conference and played one season at Tallahassee Community College (2021-22) before transferring to Florida State for the 2022-23 season…considered to be a dead-eye shooter with excellent court vision…represented Hungary in the 3X3 World Cup Championships in China 2017…hit an overtime game-winning 3-point shot to defeat China during the championship.

AT TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Attended Tallahassee Community College during the 2021-22 season…averaged 5.4 points (ninth on the team), 1.9 rebounds (tied for ninth) and 0.3 rebounds in 10 games played…helped TCC earn an at-large bid into the NJCAA Region VIII Tournament…the Eagles finished with a 21-10 overall record and a 6-6 record in Panhandle Conference play…totaled his season-high of 12 points in the Eagles’ 96-64 win at USC Salkehatchie as he scored all of his points from beyond the arc…was four of five from long range against the Indians (Nov. 21)…scored nine points in Tallahassee’s 101-57 win over DME Academy (Dec. 4) and in the Eagles’ 89-54 win over North Florida Prep…totaled five points in Tallahassee’s victories over Florida State College at Jacksonville (Nov. 17), US Prep (Dec. 1) and at Southwest Tennessee Community College (Dec. 30).

AT CLAYTON STATE

Attended Clayton State as a freshman during the 2020-21 season…averaged 3.3 points (ninth on the team), 3.3 rebounds (third), and 1.7 assists (second) in his only season at Clayton State…played in seven games while making five starts…ranked second on team as he played in an average of 25.1 minutes during the Covid shortened season…totaled his season-high of 11 points against USC Aiken (Jan. 16)…two games with five rebounds against both North Georgia (Feb. 10) and Georgia College (Feb. 20)…a season-best four assists against North Georgia…added three steals against USC Aiken (Jan 16)…made a season-high three 3-point field goals against USC Aiken.

AT IMG ACADEMY

Graduated from IMG Academy in 2020…played in two seasons for the Ascenders…helped lead IMG to the 2019 Prep National Championship…IMG finished with a 31-1 record in winning the national championship in 2019…IMG defeated top-seeded La Lumiere School (Indiana), 66-55 to claim the championship in a sold out gymnasium at the Christ the King High School in New York City…played with North Carolina’s Armando Bacot as a junior at IMG. 

PERSONAL

Born June 20, 2000…Tibor is the son of Monika Kremzel and Tibor Palinkas…speaks four languages – Hungarian, Spanish, English and French…grew up in Hungary and did not learn to speak English until he was 17…enjoys playing ping-pong and travelling the world…major is Business Administration.