Andreas Glyniadakis

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Andreas Glyniadakis
Ανδρέας Γλυνιαδάκης
Andreas Glyniadakis.jpg
Glyniadakis dunking the ball.
No. 5 – APOEL
Position Center
League Cyprus Basketball Division 1
Personal information
Born (1981-08-26) August 26, 1981 (age 33)
Chania, Greece
Nationality Greek
Listed height 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Listed weight 280 lb (127 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 58th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Pro career 1997–present
Career history
1997–2001 Panathinaikos (Greece)
2001–2002 Panellinios (Greece)
2002–2003 Peristeri Athens (Greece)
2003–2005 AEK Athens (Greece)
2005–2006 Roanoke Dazzle (D-League)
2006 Albuquerque Thunderbirds (D-League)
2006–2007 Seattle SuperSonics
2007 Albuquerque Thunderbirds (D-League)
2007 Virtus Bologna (Italy)
2007 AEK Athens (Greece)
2007–2009 Maroussi (Greece)
2009–2012 Olympiacos (Greece)
2012–2013 Astana (Kazakhstan)
2013–2014 Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania)
2014–present APOEL (Cyprus)
Career highlights and awards
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Andreas Glyniadakis (alternate spelling: Gliniadakis) (Greek: Ανδρέας Γλυνιαδάκης; born August 26, 1981) is a Greek professional basketball player who currently plays for APOEL of the Cyprus Basketball Division 1. He is a 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m), 280 lb. (127 kg) center. His pro career started in 1997, with Panathinakos.

Professional career[edit]


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.[1]

In July 2009, he moved to the Greek Euroleague team Olympiacos Piraeus.[2] 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.[3]

On 31 January 2014, Glyniadakis signed a contract with Cypriot side APOEL, and helped his team to win the Cypriot League championship at the end of the season.[4]


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.

Glynis was signed by the Seattle SuperSonics on November 5, 2006,[5] and appeared in 13 games with them, averaging 1.3 points per game, before he was waived on January 4, 2007.[6] He played for the Boston Celtics in the 2007 NBA Summer League, in Las Vegas, Nevada.[7]

Greek national team[edit]

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.

Glyniadakis was also selected to the senior Greek men's national team for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. He won the bronze medal at the EuroBasket 2009.

Awards and achievements[edit]

Pro career[edit]

Greek national team[edit]

References and notes[edit]

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