Pargo (right) playing for Gonzaga in 2008
|No. 8 – CSKA Moscow|
VTB United League
March 17, 1986 |
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||219 lb (99 kg)|
|High school||Paul Robeson (Chicago, Illinois)|
|NBA draft||2009 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||2009–present|
|2009–2010||Hapoel Gilboa Galil (Israel)|
|2010–2011||Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)|
|2013–present||CSKA Moscow (Russia)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Jeremy Pargo (born March 17, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for CSKA Moscow of the Russian Professional Basketball League (PBL). He has played in the NBA with several teams. He is the brother of Jannero Pargo, who has also played in the NBA.
Early life and college career
Pargo attended Paul Robeson High School. He played college basketball for Gonzaga University's Gonzaga Bulldogs. He was voted the 2008 WCC Player of the Year in his junior season. The following year, he was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine for the 2009 March Madness issue.
After going undrafted in the 2009 NBA Draft, Pargo participated in the 2009 Las Vegas NBA Summer League, as a member of the Detroit Pistons' summer league squad, alongside former Gonzaga teammate Austin Daye. He also played in the Orlando Pro Summer League for the Orlando Magic's summer league squad. He did not secure a contract, however.
In his first professional year, Pargo played for Hapoel Gilboa Galil Elyon of the Israeli Basketball Super League, averaging 14.1 points, 2.9 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 2.7 turnovers per game. He was a home crowd favorite because of his electrifying dunks over bigger defenders. He won the 2009-10 Israeli Super League championship.
In 2010, Pargo participated in the Orlando Pro Summer League for the Charlotte Bobcats, and then later in the Las Vegas NBA Summer League, as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves. On August 26, 2010, Pargo replaced Mikhail Torrance, who was suffering from a heart condition, signing a one-year contract with Euroleague giants Maccabi Tel Aviv. After a promising start, he emerged as one of the team's main players, especially after Doron Perkins' season-ending injury. He helped Maccabi to reach the Euroleague finals, earning an All-Euroleague Second Team selection in the process. His team lost in the Euroleague finals to Panathinaikos, by a score of 78-70.
On May 24, 2011, Pargo signed a new two-year contract extension with Maccabi. However, he broke the contract, and on December 10, 2011, he signed a two-year contract with the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies, with his successful Euroleague season not having gone unnoticed. On July 25, 2012, he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, along with a 2014 second round draft pick, in exchange for D. J. Kennedy.
On January 22, 2013, Pargo was waived by the Cavaliers.
On February 7, 2013, Pargo was signed to a ten-day contract by the Philadelphia 76ers. On February 18, 2013, Pargo was signed by the 76ers for the rest of the 2012–13 season. He was waived on April 1, 2013, when the team signed Justin Holiday.
|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|
|2010–11||Maccabi Tel Aviv||22||22||30.0||.463||.363||.676||3.5||4.3||1.0||.0||13.0||12.5|
- Draftexpress.com Draftexpress Profile: Jeremy Pargo.
- "2009 NBA Summer League Player Profile – Jeremy Pargo". – NBA.com. – July 16, 2009,
- "Jeremy Pargo: Basketball Profile." – http://www.eurobasket.com/player.asp?Cntry=ISR&PlayerID=89252 – June 29, 2010
- Maccabi Tel Aviv signs Jeremy Pargo to a one-year contract.
- "Grizzlies sign Jeremy Pargo.". NBA.com. 2011-12-10. Retrieved 2011-12-11.
- "Cavaliers Acquire Pargo and 2014 Second Round Pick From Grizzlies.". NBA.com. 2012-07-25. Retrieved 2012-07-26.
- "Cavaliers Acquire Speights, Ellington, Selby and Future First Round Pick From Grizzlies.". NBA.com. 2013-01-22. Retrieved 2013-02-10.
- "Sixers Sign Guard Jeremy Pargo to 10-Day Contract.". NBA.com. 2013-02-07. Retrieved 2013-02-10.
- "Sixers Sign Guard Jeremy Pargo For Remainder Of Season.". NBA.com. 2013-02-18. Retrieved 2013-02-19.
- Sixers Sign Justin Holiday and Waive Jeremy Pargo.
- Jeremy Pargo signs two-year, $5.2M deal with CSKA Moscow.
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com
- Euroleague.net Profile
- Basketball-Reference.com Profile
- Eurobasket.com Profile
- Gonzaga College Bio