|No. 17 – Olympiacos Piraeus|
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
|League||Greek Basket League
April 16, 1990 |
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|NBA draft||2012 / Undrafted|
|2011–present||Olympiacos Piraeus (Greece)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Evangelos "Vangelis" Mantzaris (alternate spelling: Vaggelis) (Greek: Ευάγγελος "Βαγγέλης" Μάντζαρης; born April 16, 1990) is a Greek professional basketball player for Olympiacos Piraeus of the Greek Basketball League. Born in Athens, Greece, he is 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) tall. He can play point guard or shooting guard. His brother, Antonis Mantzaris, is also a professional basketball player.
Mantzaris began his professional career in the Greek A2 League with Peristeri. On September 5, 2011, Mantzaris signed a four-year deal with the Greek League club Olympiacos Piraeus. He won both the Euroleague and Greek League championships, with Olympiacos in 2012.
In January 2013, Mantzaris suffered a season-ending knee injury, after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Despite suffering the knee injury, he remained on the team, and helped to support his teammates both in and out of the locker room, as they won the Euroleague 2012-13 season championship.On 29 July 2014, Mantzaris renewed his contract with Olympiacos until 2017.
Greek national team
As a member of the junior national basketball teams of Greece, Mantzaris won the gold medal at the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship and the silver medal at the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship. Mantazris 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 with Greece's junior national team.
Awards and accomplishments
- 2x Euroleague Champion: (2012, 2013)
- Greek League Champion: (2012)
- FIBA Intercontinental Cup Champion: (2013)
Greek national team
- 2008 Albert Schweitzer Tournament: Gold
- 2008 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship: Gold
- 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship: Silver
- 2009 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship: Gold
- 2010 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship: Silver
- Euroleague.net Profile
- FIBA Profile
- Eurobasket.com Profile
- Greek Basket League Profile
- Draftexpress.com Profile