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Arizona basketball: Former Wildcat Mark Tollefsen to play professionally with BC Kalev in Estonia

The forward agreed to a rookie deal with BC Kalev of the VTB United League

NCAA Basketball: Oregon State at Arizona Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Former Arizona Wildcats forward Mark Tollefsen is now a professional basketball player.

Tollefsen agreed to a rookie deal with BC Kalev of the VTB United league in Tallin, Estonia, it was reported by on Saturday.

The forward from Danville, California played one season at Arizona, arriving as a graduate transfer after playing three seasons with the San Francisco Dons.

With the Wildcats, Tollefsen averaged 7.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per game and shot 51.4 percent from the field and 36.5 percent from 3-point land.

In three seasons with the Dons, Tollefsen averaged 10.6 points and 4.1 rebounds per game, including scoring 14.0 points per game as a junior.

At Arizona, Tollefsen’s role was reduced compared to when he was at San Francisco, but he was still a very useful player nonetheless.

Tollefsen led the Wildcats in true-shooting percentage — a measure of shooting efficiency that takes into account 2-point field goals, free throws, and three pointers — with an outstanding percentage of 61.2.

The Wildcats’ offense was also at its best when Tollefsen was on the floor. Tollefsen led the team in offensive rating (130.2) — an estimate of points scored for teams per 100 possessions — and actually the had 11th-best offensive rating in the country and the best offensive rating in the Pac-12 Conference as a whole, according to

Ken Pomeroy

Tollefsen's ability to space the floor, grab offensive rebounds, and finish at the rim at a high rate at both forward positions made him a valuable player for the Wildcats.

Now he’ll have a chance to provide the same versatility to BC Kalev in Estonia as a professional.

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