Nikos Pappas

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This article is about the basketball player. For the admiral, see Nikolaos Pappas.
Nikos Pappas
Νίκος Παππάς
Nikos Pappas performing a lay-up against Macabi Tel Aviv.
Pappas performing a lay-up against Macabi Tel Aviv.
No. 11 – Panathinaikos Athens
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League Greek Basket League
Personal information
Born (1990-07-11) July 11, 1990 (age 24)
Amarousion, Athens, Greece
Nationality Greek
Listed height 6 ft 4.75 in (1.95 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2012 / Undrafted
Pro career 2006–present
Career history
2006–2008 Panellinios (Greece)
2008–2011 Bilbao Basket (Spain)
2008–2009 Real Madrid B (loan) (Spain 4th)
2009–2011 Kolossos Rodou (loan) (Greece)
2011–2012 PAOK (Greece)
2012–2013 Panionios (Greece)
2013–present Panathinaikos (Greece)
Career highlights and awards

Nikolaos "Nikos" Pappas (Greek: Νικόλαος "Νίκος" Παππάς; born July 11, 1990) is a Greek professional basketball player for Panathinaikos of the Greek Basket League. He is 1.95 m (6 ft 4¾ in) tall.[1] He can play at both the point guard and shooting guard positions.

Professional career[edit]

Pappas made his professional debut in the Greek League with Panellinios, during the 2006–07 season. He made his debut in Europe's continent-wide second-tier level competition, the Eurocup, with Panellinios during the 2007–08 season. He signed a 5-year contract with the Spanish ACB League club Bilbao Basket in 2008.

He was loaned to the farm club of Real Madrid, Real Madrid B, of the Spanish 4th Division, for the 2008–09 season. He was loaned to the Greek League club Kolossos Rodou for the 2009–10 and 2010–11 seasons. He was named the 2010 Greek League Best Young Player. In February 2012, he joined PAOK. He moved to Panionios for the 2012–13 season.


On 20 June 2013, Pappas joined the Greek club Panathinaikos. He was announced as a new player of Panathinaikos, for the following three seasons, along with his Panionios teammate Vladimiros Giankovits.[2]

During his second season with Panathinaikos, Pappas switched his jersey number from 15 to 11.

Greek national team[edit]

As a member of the junior national basketball teams of Greece, Pappas won the silver medal at the 2007 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship. He was named the MVP of the 2008 Albert Schweitzer Tournament,[3] where he also helped lead Greece to defeat Team USA during the tournament, by scoring 27 points in the game against the US.[4] He also won the gold medal at the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, where he was also voted to the All-Tournament Team.[5]

Pappas also played at the 2009 Nike Hoop Summit, where he helped the World Select Team to defeat Team USA 97-89.[6] He also won the silver medal at the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship with Greece's junior national team, where he was also voted to the All-Tournament Team.[7] Pappas also won the gold medal at the 2009 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship and the silver medal at the 2010 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, where he was named to the All-Tournament Team after leading the tournament in scoring.[8]

He first trained with the senior men's Greek national basketball team in 2010.

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Pro career[edit]

Greek national team[edit]


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