Jeremy Pargo

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Jeremy Pargo
JeremyPargoGonzaga.jpg
Pargo (right) playing for Gonzaga in 2008
No. 11 – CSKA Moscow
Position Point guard
League PBL
VTB United League
Euroleague
Personal information
Born (1986-03-17) March 17, 1986 (age 28)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Listed weight 219 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school Paul Robeson (Chicago, Illinois)
College Gonzaga (2005–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2010 Hapoel Gilboa Galil (Israel)
2010–2011 Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)
2011–2012 Memphis Grizzlies
2012–2013 Cleveland Cavaliers
2013 Philadelphia 76ers
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[edit]

Pargo attended Paul Robeson High School.[1] 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.

Professional career[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6]

On January 22, 2013, Pargo was waived by the Cavaliers.[7]

On February 7, 2013, Pargo was signed to a ten-day contract by the Philadelphia 76ers.[8] On February 18, 2013, Pargo was signed by the 76ers for the rest of the 2012–13 season.[9] He was waived on April 1, 2013, when the team signed Justin Holiday.[10]

In June 2013, he signed a two year contract worth $5.2 million net income (4 million net income) with the VTB United League club CSKA Moscow.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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

NBA[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Memphis 44 5 9.6 .333 .263 .596 .8 1.3 .3 .0 2.9
2012–13 Cleveland 25 11 17.9 .401 .316 .683 1.3 2.6 .5 .1 7.8
2012–13 Philadelphia 14 0 14.9 .381 .412 .667 1.2 2.0 .1 .0 4.9
Career 83 16 13.0 .373 .313 .652 1.0 1.8 .3 .0 4.7

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2010–11 Maccabi 22 22 30.0 .463 .363 .676 3.5 4.3 1.0 .0 13.0 12.5
Career 22 22 30.0 .463 .363 .676 3.5 4.3 1.0 .0 13.0 12.5

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