Pargo sitting on the bench during a 2009 game.
|No. 5 – Charlotte Bobcats|
October 22, 1979 |
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||Paul Robeson (Chicago, Illinois)|
|College||Neosho County CC (1998–2000)
|NBA draft||2002 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||2002–present|
|2002–2004||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2004||Long Beach Jam (ABA)|
|2006–2008||New Orleans / Oklahoma City Hornets|
|2008–2009||Dynamo Moscow (Russia)|
|2009||Olympiacos Piraeus (Greece)|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Jannero Pargo (born October 22, 1979) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is the brother of Jeremy Pargo, who is also a professional basketball player.
Graduating from Paul Robeson High School at Chicago in 1998, Pargo played collegiately for the University of Arkansas after transferring from Neosho County Community College in Chanute, Kansas in 2000.
Pargo has played in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Hornets and Atlanta Hawks. During the playoffs in his final season with the Hornets he garnered attention by coming off the bench for star Chris Paul and keeping up the scoring as if he was with the first team. He averaged 10.3 points in 12 playoff games and hit big three-point shots in game 7 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals vs. the Spurs, causing a stir for the off-season as he would be a free agent. In the off-season Pargo was attracted to Europe to play. European teams began making offers to free agents around the league to try to attract NBA talent overseas.
After the 2007–08 NBA season, Pargo signed a one year $3.8 million net income contract with the Russian League team Dynamo Moscow. In January 2009, Pargo secured a buyout from his Russian club and signed with the Greek League club Olympiacos Piraeus. He was released by Olympiacos on May 5, 2009. He averaged 3.5 points and 1.4 assists per game in the Euroleague.
Return to the NBA
On March 20, 2011, Pargo re-signed with the Chicago Bulls.
On January 21, 2013, Pargo was again picked up by the Atlanta Hawks on a 10 day contract, after injuries to Lou Williams and Devin Harris decimated their depth at the point guard position. He was signed to a second 10 day contract on February 2, 2013.
On March 14, 2013, Pargo signed a 10-day contract with the Charlotte Bobcats. On March 24, 2013, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Bobcats, and on April 3, 2013, he signed for the remainder of the season. On August 9, 2013, he re-signed with the Bobcats.
- When Pargo first entered the NBA as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers, his first name was spelled with a single N—"Janero". He was released by the Lakers during the 2003–04 season and, when he was signed by the Toronto Raptors, his name had gained the extra N that is now reflected in his name.
- Pargo is the older brother of point guard Jeremy Pargo.
- Pargo is married to Malaysia Pargo, of the VH1 reality TV series Basketball Wives: LA.
NBA career statistics
|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||Bold||Career high|
|2006–07||New Orleans/Oklahoma City||82||7||20.9||.409||.388||.852||2.2||2.5||.6||.0||9.2|
- Gross, Larry (December 3-December 5, 2004). "Sports". Chicago Defender. BNET. Archived from the original on July 12, 2011.
- Yahoo – Ex-Hornet Pargo signs one-year, $3.8 million contract with Russian club.
- Reds add Pargo.
- Former Hornets guard Pargo moves to Olympiacos.
- Talkbasket.net Jannero Pargo leaves Olympiacos.
- NBA transactions. Retrieved on September 25, 2010.
- New Orleans Hornets release Jannero Pargo; knee injury rehab slow and was well behind Willie Green
- "Bulls sign John Lucas III and Jannero Pargo". NBA.com. 2011-03-20. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
- "Bulls waive guard Jannero Pargo". NBA.com. 2011-12-16. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
- "HAWKS SIGN JANNERO PARGO". NBA.com. 2011-12-20. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
- "Wizards Sign Jannero Pargo". NBA.com. 2012-10-01. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
- "Wizards Sign Shaun Livingston". NBA.com. 2012-12-15. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
- "ATLANTA HAWKS SIGN JANNERO PARGO TO 10-DAY CONTRACT". NBA.com. 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
- "ATLANTA HAWKS SIGN JANNERO PARGO TO SECOND 10-DAY CONTRACT". NBA.com. 2013-02-02. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
- "Bobcats Sign Guard Jannero Pargo to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. 2013-03-14. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
- "Bobcats Sign Guard Jannero Pargo to Second 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. 2013-03-24. Retrieved 2013-03-24.
- "Bobcats Sign Guard Jannero Pargo for Remainder of Season". NBA.com. 2013-04-03. Retrieved 2013-04-03.
- "Cats Re-Sign Pargo". NBA.com. August 9, 2013. Retrieved August 9, 2013.
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
- Euroleague.net Profile
- Basketpedya.com Profile