James Gist

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James Gist
James Gist by Augustas Didzgalvis.jpg
No. 14 – Panathinaikos Athens
Position Power forward
League Greek Basket League
Personal information
Born (1986-10-26) October 26, 1986 (age 28)
Adana, Turkey[1]
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Our Lady of Good Counsel
(Wheaton, Maryland)
College Maryland (2004–2008)
NBA draft 2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 57th overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Pro career 2008–present
Career history
2008–2009 Angelico Biella
2009–2010 Lokomotiv Kuban
2010–2011 Partizan Belgrade
2011–2012 Fenerbahçe Ülker
2012 Unicaja Málaga
2012–present Panathinaikos
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com

James Clough Gist III (born October 26, 1986), is an American professional basketball player who plays for Panathinaikos Athens of the Greek Basket League. He is 6'9" 235 pounds power forward.[2]

High school and college basketball[edit]

Gist attended Our Lady of Good Counsel High School. He played college basketball at the University of Maryland, where he played with the Maryland Terrapins.[3]

Professional career[edit]

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,[4] Gist signed a contract with Lokomotiv-Kuban of Russian League for the 2009–10 season.[5] Gist played for the Spurs in the 2010 NBA Summer League,[6] but was waived on October 19, 2010.[7]

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.[8][9] On July 7, 2012, Fenerbahçe announced that Gist would not play the next season with the club.[10]

On August 15, 2012, Gist signed one-year deal (with an option for one more season) with the Spanish League club Unicaja Málaga.[11][12] On September 26, he won the slam dunk contest of the Spanish League.[13] Gist joined the Greek League club Panathinaikos in December of 2012 as part of a trade with Andy Panko.[14] At the end of the season, Gist renewed his contract with the Panathinaikos for two additional seasons.[15] 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.[16]

Personal life[edit]

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.[17] He was the first American child who was born at İncirlik Air Base.[18][19]

Euroleague career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

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.

2010–11 Partizan 14 9 29.9 .384 .467 .681 6.9 1.6 1.0 1.0 11.4 11.8
2011–12 Fenerbahçe 16 16 25.1 .479 .321 .769 4.5 .9 1.3 .9 7.4 8.8
2012–13 Panathinaikos 29 14 22.2 .426 .347 .587 4.5 .6 .7 .7 8.1 8.1
2013–14 Panathinaikos 26 17 23.4 .539 .342 .629 3.6 .8 1.1 .7 8.9 9.5
Career 85 56 24.4 .456 .371 .646 4.6 .9 1.0 .8 8.8 9.3


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Australia Aleks Marić
Most Valuable Player of
Kup Radivoja Koraća

Succeeded by
Serbia Danilo Anđušić