18 Facts About Georgios Papagiannis


Georgios Papagiannis is a Greek professional basketball player and the team captain for Panathinaikos of the Greek Basket League and the EuroLeague.

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Georgios Papagiannis is a member of the senior National Team of Greece.

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Georgios Papagiannis was selected 13th overall in the 2016 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns, before having his draft rights traded to the Sacramento Kings.

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Georgios Papagiannis played at the Jordan Brand Classic International Game in 2013.

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Georgios Papagiannis announced that he was committing to Westtown School in West Chester, Pennsylvania, in May 2013.

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Georgios Papagiannis became the youngest player to ever play in the modern era of the Greek Basket League.

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On June 25,2014, Georgios Papagiannis signed with Panathinaikos on a multi-year deal, yet there was a player option in the contract, which allowed him to leave Panathinaikos for a US college during the summer of 2015.

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Georgios Papagiannis, considered to be one of the biggest young European talent prospects, received scholarship offers from 17 USA colleges, including UConn, Arizona, Temple, NC State, Oregon, St John's, and Kentucky.

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Georgios Papagiannis was a member of the Panathinaikos teams that won both the 2015 edition and the 2016 edition of the Greek Cup.

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Georgios Papagiannis's rights were later traded to the Sacramento Kings on draft night, and in July, he joined the Kings for the 2016 NBA Summer League.

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On March 8,2018, Georgios Papagiannis signed a 10-day contract with the Portland Trail Blazers.

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Georgios Papagiannis was waived by the Blazers after the end of the 2018 NBA Summer League.

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On July 20,2018, Georgios Papagiannis officially returned to Panathinaikos, after signing a contract with the team for 5 years, with the last 2 years of the contract being team options.

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Georgios Papagiannis played with Greece at the 2013 TBF Under-16 World Cup in Sakarya, Turkey, where he helped Greece win the gold medal.

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Georgios Papagiannis played at the 2013 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, where he won the bronze medal and was named to the All-Tournament Team, after leading the tournament in blocks per game.

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Georgios Papagiannis played at the 2015 FIBA Under-19 World Cup, and the 2015 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, where he was voted to the All-Tournament Team.

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Georgios Papagiannis became a member of the senior Greek national basketball team in 2017.

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Georgios Papagiannis played with Greece at the EuroBasket 2017, and at the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualification.

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