Kostas Vasileiadis

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Kostas Vasileiadis
Κώστας Βασιλειάδης
Kostas Vasileiadis.JPG
Vasileiadis with the Anadolu Efes
Free agent
Shooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1984-03-15) March 15, 1984 (age 30)
Thessaloniki, Greece
Nationality Greek
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
Pro playing career 2000–present
Career history
2000–2006 PAOK
2006–2007 Málaga
2007–2008 Olympiacos
2008–2009 PAOK
2009 Sutor Basket Montegranaro
2009–2010 Obradoiro CAB
2010–2013 Bilbao Basket
2013–2014 Anadolu Efes
Career highlights and awards

Konstantinos "Kostas" Vasileiadis (alternate spellings include: Costas, Vasiliadis, Vassiliadis) (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος "Κώστας" Βασιλειάδης; born March 15, 1984), is a Greek professional basketball player who last played for Anadolu Efes Istanbul of the Turkish Basketball League (TBL). He is a 2.00 m (6 ft 6 ¾ in) tall swingman.

Professional career[edit]

Vasileiadis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, and raised in Kilkis, Greece. He started his professional career with PAOK of the Greek Basket League. He was the team captain of PAOK, and he played there for 6 years, from 2000 to 2006. He had an outstanding start to his career with the club, before joining Málaga of the Spanish ACB League.

Vasileiadis was a famous and popular player while he played with the Spanish giants Málaga during the 2006-07 season. The Spanish side was able to make an impact in European competitions, partly due to the play and efforts of Vasileiadis, while he was a member of the club. The fans of the club say that he will always be remembered and appreciated by them for his efforts and play for the team on the court.

On July 12, 2007, he signed a contract with the Greek Euroleague giants Olympiacos, despite them being rivals to his personal favorite club and previous team, PAOK. He helped Olympiacos to a second place finish in the Greek League during the 2007-08 season. Vasileiadis returned to PAOK for the 2008-09 season, as part of the club's revitalization movement under new ownership, after a previously poor 2007-08 season for the club. He was once again made the team's captain.

Before the 2008-09 season was over, he moved the Italian League club Sutor Basket Montegranaro. He signed a contract with the Spanish ACB League team Obradoiro CAB in August 2009. In 2010, he signed a 3-year contract with the Spanish club Bilbao Basket, with the third year being optional.[1] He was named to the All-Eurocup First Team in 2013.[2]

On July 19, 2013, Vasileiadis signed a contract with the Turkish League team Anadolu Efes.[3]

Euroleague 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
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2000–01 PAOK 2 0 .1 .000 .000 .000 .5 .0 .0 .0 .0 .5
2006–07 Unicaja 21 2 14.1 .375 .333 .744 2.3 .3 .4 .0 6.3 5.4
2007–08 Olympiacos 17 0 12.3 .491 .436 1.000 1.4 .8 .5 .1 4.5 4.6
2011–12 Bilbao 20 9 22.8 .416 .376 .877 2.1 .8 .8 .1 10.8 9.2
2013–14 Anadolu Efes 23 15 27.2 .415 .403 .902 2.7 1.4 .8 .1 10.8 9.1
Career 83 26 19.1 .415 .385 .852 2.1 .8 .6 .1 8.1 7.1

Greek national team[edit]

At the international level, Vasileiadis played as a youth with the junior men's Greek national teams. He won the bronze medal at both the 2002 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship and the 2003 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, where he was also named to the All-Tournament Team. He was named to the 2004 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship All-Tournament Team, which he also led in scoring.

He also won the silver medal and was voted to the All-Tournament Team at the 2005 FIBA Under-21 World Championship, which was held in Argentina. He is also a member of the senior men's Greek national basketball team. With Greece's senior national team, he played at EuroBasket 2011. He also played at the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Pro career[edit]

Greek national team[edit]

References[edit]

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