|No. 14 – Panathinaikos Athens|
|League||Greek Basket League
October 26, 1986 |
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school||Our Lady of Good Counsel
|NBA draft||2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 57th overall|
|Selected by the San Antonio Spurs|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
High school and college basketball
Gist was drafted 57th overall in the 2008 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs. After spending a year with the Italian League club Biella, Gist signed a contract with Lokomotiv-Kuban of Russian League for the 2009–10 season. Gist played for the Spurs in the 2010 NBA Summer League, but was waived on October 19, 2010.
Then he played with Partizan Belgrade during the 2010-11 season, where he won the Serbian League championship, the Serbian Cup, and the Adriatic League championship. In the summer of 2011, he signed a contract with the Turkish League club Fenerbahçe Ülker. On July 7, 2012, Fenerbahçe announced that Gist would not play the next season with the club.
On August 15, 2012, Gist signed one-year deal (with an option for one more season) with the Spanish League club Unicaja Málaga. On September 26, he won the slam dunk contest of the Spanish League. Gist joined the Greek League club Panathinaikos in December of 2012 as part of a trade with Andy Panko. At the end of the season, Gist renewed his contract with the Panathinaikos for two additional seasons. On March 17, 2015, Panathinaikos announced that they had agreed terms with Gist to renew his contract for an extra 2 years, keeping him in Athens until 2017.
He is son of Linda and James C. Gist, Jr. and was born in İncirlik, Adana, Turkey on 26 October 1986, when his father was in the Air Force and stationed at İncirlik Air Base. He was the first American child who was born at İncirlik Air Base.
Euroleague career statistics
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Note: The Euroleague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season, he also played in domestic competition.
- He was born in İncirlik, Adana (Turkish).
- NBA.com Profile Height: 6-9 / 2.06 Weight: 235 lbs./106.6 kg.
- Player Bio: James Gist.
- Angelico Biella announced James Gist.
- БК «Локомотив-Кубань» заключил контракт с Джеймсом Гистом (Russian).
- NBA Summer League Rosters - Vegas.
- The latest NBA cuts.
- Fenerbahçe Ülker's transfers (Turkish).
- Gist passed medical test (Turkish).
- "James Gist won't play for Fenerbahce next season.". Sportando. Retrieved 16 August 2012.
- "Unicaja Malaga agreed to terms with James Gist.". Sportando. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
- Moutis, Lefteris. "Unicaja’s powerful front line.". eurohoops.net. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
- Europa Press James Gist wins slam dunk contest (Spanish).
- Euroleague.net PANATHINAIKOS brings Gist aboard in trade.
- "PANATHINAIKOS keeps highlight reel stud Gist". euroleague.net. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
- "Panathinaikos re-signs highlight reel Gist". Euroleague.net. March 17, 2015. Retrieved March 17, 2015.
- Adana born goes to Fenerbahçe Ülker (Turkish).
- I was born in Adana, I'm a Turk (Turkish).
- Adanaliyak, Allah'ın adamıyak (Turkish).
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to James Gist.|
- NBA.com Profile
- Euroleague.net Profile
- Eurobasket.com Profile
- Greek Basket League Profile
- Spanish League Profile (Spanish)
- TBL Profile
- Italian League Profile (Italian)
|Awards and achievements|
|Most Valuable Player of
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