Nick Calathes

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Nick Calathes
Νίκος Καλάθης
No. 12 – Memphis Grizzlies
Position Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1989-02-07) February 7, 1989 (age 25)
Casselberry, Florida
Nationality Greek & American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 213 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school Lake Howell (Winter Park, Florida)
College Florida (2007–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Pro playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2012 Panathinaikos (Greece)
2012–2013 Lokomotiv Kuban (Russia)
2013–present Memphis Grizzlies
Career highlights and awards

Nicholas William "Nick" Calathes (Greek: Νικόλαος "Νίκος" Ουίλιαμ Καλάθης, Greek pronunciation: [calɛː'θas]; born February 7, 1989) is a Greek-American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Greek National Team. He played college basketball for the University of Florida. Calathes has also played in the Greek League and in Russian professional basketball league.

High school career[edit]

Calathes was born in Casselberry, Florida. He attended Lake Howell High School in Winter Park, Florida, and graduated as the leading high school basketball scorer in Seminole County history.[1] He teamed with fellow Florida Gator Chandler Parsons, and VCU Rams guard Joey Rodriguez, to help Lake Howell to a 31–3 record, and a state title in 2006–07.

College career[edit]

Calathes playing college basketball with the Florida Gators

Calathes accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida, where he played for coach Billy Donovan's Florida Gators men's basketball team from 2007 to 2009. Calathes was considered one of the top play-making guards in college basketball. At 6'6", he could play the positions of point guard, shooting guard, and small forward.

He was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection in 2009, and he was the only player in the nation to average better than 15.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 6.0 assists per game. Calathes broke the Florida school records for assists and assists per game in each of his first two years, totaling 221 as a freshman (6.1 assists per game), and 231 (6.4 assists per game) as a sophomore. He ranked third in Florida school history in career assists after just two years. He was the SEC Newcomer of the Year and the SEC co-Freshman of the Year in 2008, as he led Florida in scoring and assists.

College career highs and statistics[edit]