Pappas performing a lay-up against Macabi Tel Aviv.
|No. 11 – Panathinaikos Athens|
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
|League||Greek Basket League
July 11, 1990 |
Amarousion, Athens, Greece
|Listed height||6 ft 4.75 in (1.95 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|NBA draft||2012 / Undrafted|
|2008–2011||Bilbao Basket (Spain)|
|2008–2009||→ Real Madrid B (loan) (Spain 4th)|
|2009–2011||→ Kolossos Rodou (loan) (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. He can play at both the point guard and shooting guard positions.
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.
During his second season with Panathinaikos, Pappas switched his jersey number from 15 to 11.
Greek national team
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, where he also helped lead Greece to defeat Team USA during the tournament, by scoring 27 points in the game against the US. He also won the gold medal at the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, where he was also voted to the All-Tournament Team.
Pappas also played at the 2009 Nike Hoop Summit, where he helped the World Select Team to defeat Team USA 97-89. 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. 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.
He first trained with the senior men's Greek national basketball team in 2010.
Awards and accomplishments
- Greek League Best Young Player: (2010)
- 2x Greek League All-Star: (2013, 2014)
- Greek League Top Scorer: (2013)
- Greek League Best Five Team: (2013)
- Greek League All-Star Game MVP: (2014)
- Greek Cup Champion: (2014)
- Greek League Champion: (2014)
Greek national team
- 2007 ISF World Schools' Championship: Gold
- 2007 ISF World Schools' Championship: Top Scorer
- 2007 ISF World Schools' Championship: MVP (40 points in the final)
- 2007 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship: Silver
- 2008 Albert Schweitzer Tournament: Gold
- 2008 Albert Schweitzer Tournament: Top Scorer
- 2008 Albert Schweitzer Tournament: MVP
- 2008 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship: Gold
- 2008 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship: All-Tournament Team
- 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship: Silver
- 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship: All-Tournament Team
- 2009 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship: Gold
- 2010 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship: Silver
- 2010 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship: Top Scorer
- 2010 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship: All-Tournament Team
- Esake.gr Nikos Pappas Height 1.95 (Greek).
- Euroleague.net PANATHINAIKOS ATHENS adds young guns Pappas, Jankovic.
- Draftexpress.com Pappas MVP of 2008 Albert Schweitzer Tournament.
- AST-basketball.de USA 79 : 91 GRE.
- FIBAEurope.com All Tournament team.
- USABasketball.com XII Annual Nike Hoop Summit -- 2009.
- FIBA.com NZL- The Best Selected.
- FIBAEurope.com - MVP Albicy Headlines All Tournament Team // 18 July 2010.
- Euroleague.net Profile
- FIBA Profile
- Eurobasket.com Profile
- Greek Basket League Profile (Greek)
- Spanish League Profile (Spanish)
- Draftexpress.com Profile