Jeremy Pargo

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Jeremy Pargo
Pargo (right) playing for Gonzaga in 2008.
No. 4 – Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
Position Point guard
League Israeli Super League
Personal information
Born (1986-03-17) March 17, 1986 (age 29)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 219 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school Paul Robeson (Chicago, Illinois)
College Gonzaga (2005–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Pro 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
2013–2014 CSKA Moscow (Russia)
2014–present Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Jeremy Raymon Pargo (born March 17, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who plays for Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Israeli Super League. Standing at 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m), he plays at the point guard position. He is the brother of Jannero Pargo, who is currently active 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) with the Russian club CSKA Moscow.[11]

On July 24, 2014, Pargo and CSKA Moscow reached an agreement to part ways. Later that day, Pargo signed a two-year deal with his former club Maccabi Tel Aviv.[12]

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.


Regular season[edit]

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


2010–11 Maccabi 22 22 30.0 .463 .363 .676 3.5 4.3 1.0 .0 13.0 12.5
2013–14 CSKA Moscow 27 10 15.4 .452 .257 .652 1.0 1.4 .4 .1 5.0 3.4
Career 49 32 22.0 .459 .330 .670 2.2 2.7 .7 .1 8.6 7.5


  1. ^ Draftexpress Profile: Jeremy Pargo.
  2. ^ "2009 NBA Summer League Player Profile – Jeremy Pargo". – – July 16, 2009,
  3. ^ "Jeremy Pargo: Basketball Profile." – – June 29, 2010
  4. ^ Maccabi Tel Aviv signs Jeremy Pargo to a one-year contract.
  5. ^ "Grizzlies sign Jeremy Pargo.". 2011-12-10. Retrieved 2011-12-11. 
  6. ^ "Cavaliers Acquire Pargo and 2014 Second Round Pick From Grizzlies.". 2012-07-25. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  7. ^ "Cavaliers Acquire Speights, Ellington, Selby and Future First Round Pick From Grizzlies.". 2013-01-22. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  8. ^ "Sixers Sign Guard Jeremy Pargo to 10-Day Contract.". 2013-02-07. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  9. ^ "Sixers Sign Guard Jeremy Pargo For Remainder Of Season.". 2013-02-18. Retrieved 2013-02-19. 
  10. ^ Sixers Sign Justin Holiday and Waive Jeremy Pargo.
  11. ^ Jeremy Pargo signs two-year, $5.2M deal with CSKA Moscow.
  12. ^ "Maccabi brings Pargo back on two-year deal". Retrieved 24 July 2014. 

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