Glyniadakis dunking the ball.
|No. 11 – Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius|
|League||Lithuanian Basketball League
VTB United League
August 26, 1981 |
|Listed height||7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)|
|Listed weight||280 lb (127 kg)|
|NBA draft||2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 58th overall|
|Selected by the Detroit Pistons|
|Pro playing career||1997–present|
|2002–2003||Peristeri Athens (Greece)|
|2003–2005||AEK Athens (Greece)|
|2005–2006||Roanoke Dazzle (D-League)|
|2006||Albuquerque Thunderbirds (D-League)|
|2007||Albuquerque Thunderbirds (D-League)|
|2007||Virtus Bologna (Italy)|
|2007||AEK Athens (Greece)|
|2013–present||Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania)|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Andreas Glyniadakis (alternate spelling: Gliniadakis) (Greek: Ανδρέας Γλυνιαδάκης; born August 26, 1981) is a Greek professional basketball player for Lietuvos Rytas of Lithuanian Basketball League (LBL). He is a 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m), 280 lb. (127 kg) center. His pro career started in 1997, with Panathinakos.
Before going to play in the United States, Glyniadakis played as a youth with Kydonas of Chania, Crete, Greece. He then started his professional career with the Greek team Panathinaikos. After playing at Panathinaikos, he moved on to Peristeri and then to AEK Athens.
In May 2007, he signed with the Italian League's Virtus Bologna. In September 2007, he returned to AEK Athens. However, he was waived on October 1, 2007. He then joined the Greek League team Maroussi. He was the MVP of the last 16 week 1 in the Eurocup 2008-09 season.
In 2009, he moved to the Greek Euroleague team Olympiacos Piraeus. With Olympiacos, he won the Euroleague and Greek League championships in 2012. After a season of playing for Astana, he signed with Lietuvos Rytas of Lithuania.
Glyniadakis was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 58th pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. In the 2005–06 season, he played with the Roanoke Dazzle of the NBA D-League. He played with the Atlanta Hawks during the 2006 NBA preseason, but he was cut before the regular season began. He also played with the Albuquerque Thunderbirds of the NBA D-League, and with them, he won the D-League championship in the year 2006.
Glyniadakis was signed by the Seattle SuperSonics on November 5, 2006, and appeared in 13 games with them, averaging 1.3 points per game, before he was waived on January 4, 2007. He played for the Boston Celtics in the 2007 NBA Summer League, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Greek national team
Glyniadakis was a member of the Greek junior national teams. With Greece's junior national teams he played at the 1997 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, and he won the bronze medal at the 1998 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship. He also played at the 1999 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, and at the 2000 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.
Awards and achievements
- 5x Greek League Champion: (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2012)
- 2x Euroleague Champion: (2000, 2012)
- D-League Champion: (2006)
- 2x Greek League All-Star: (2004, 2009)
- 2x Greek Cup Champion: (2010, 2011)
- Kazakh League Champion: (2013)
- Kazakh Cup Champion: (2013)
Greek national team
References and notes
- NBA.com Profile
- NBA Historical Player File
- NBA-D League Bio
- NBA Stats
- Euroleague.net Profile
- FIBA Profile
- FIBA Europe Profile
- Eurobasket.com Profile
- Greek Basket League Profile
- Italian League Profile (Italian)
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