Andreas Glyniadakis

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Andreas Glyniadakis
Andreas Glyniadakis Greece-Turkey 76-74.jpg
Glyniadakis with Greece at EuroBasket 2009.
No. 11 – Rethymno Cretan Kings
LeagueGreek Basket League
Personal information
Born (1981-08-26) August 26, 1981 (age 37)
Chania, Greece
Listed height7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Listed weight280 lb (127 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 58th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career1997–present
Career history
2002–2003Peristeri Athens
2003–2005AEK Athens
2005–2006Roanoke Dazzle
2006Albuquerque Thunderbirds
2006–2007Seattle SuperSonics
2007Albuquerque Thunderbirds
2007Virtus Bologna
2007AEK Athens
2013–2014Lietuvos rytas
2014–2015Royal Halı Gaziantep
2015Energia Rovinari
2015Les Lions de Geneve
2015–2016Nea Kifissia
2018–presentRethymno Cretan Kings
Career highlights and awards
Stats at
Stats at

Andreas Glyniadakis (alternate spelling: Gliniadakis) (Greek: Ανδρέας Γλυνιαδάκης; born August 26, 1981) is a Greek professional basketball player for the Rethymno Cretan Kings of the Greek Basket League. He is a 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) tall center. His professional career started in 1997.

Professional career[edit]


Before going to play in the United States, Glyniadakis played as a youth with Kydonas of Chania, Crete, Greece. He then started his professional career with the Greek team Panathinaikos. After playing at Panathinaikos, he moved on to Peristeri and then to AEK Athens.

In May 2007, he signed with the Italian League's Virtus Bologna. In September 2007, he returned to AEK Athens. However, he was waived on October 1, 2007. He then joined the Greek League team Maroussi. He was the MVP of the last 16 week 1 in the EuroCup 2008–09 season.[1]

In July 2009, he moved to the Greek EuroLeague team Olympiacos Piraeus.[2] With Olympiacos, he won the EuroLeague and Greek League championships in 2012. After a season of playing for Astana, he signed with Lietuvos rytas of Lithuania.[3]

On 31 January 2014, Glyniadakis signed a contract with Cypriot side APOEL, and helped his team to win the Cypriot League championship at the end of the season.[4] On October 30, 2014 he was signed by Turkish team Royal Halı Gaziantep.[5] On December 23, 2014, he moved to Romania and signed with Enegria Rovinari for the rest of the season.[6][7]

On August 14, 2015, Glyniadakis signed with Les Lions de Geneve of the Swiss Championnat LNA.[8] In November 2015, he left the Lions and signed with the Greek club Nea Kifissia for the rest of the 2015–16 season.[9]

On July 21, 2016, Glyniadakis signed with the Greek club PAOK.[10]

On August 4, 2017, Glyniadakis signed with Kymis.[11]

On August 22, 2018, Glyniadakis returned to his home land of Crete after nearly two decades, signing a one-year deal with the Rethymno Cretan Kings.


Glyniadakis was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 58th pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. In the 2005–06 season, he played with the Roanoke Dazzle of the NBA D-League. He played with the Atlanta Hawks during the 2006 NBA preseason, but he was cut before the regular season began. He also played with the Albuquerque Thunderbirds of the NBA D-League, and with them, he won the D-League championship in the year 2006.

Glyniadakis was signed by the Seattle SuperSonics on November 5, 2006,[12] and appeared in 13 games with them, averaging 1.3 points per game, before he was waived on January 4, 2007.[13] He played for the Boston Celtics in the 2007 NBA Summer League, in Las Vegas, Nevada.[14]

Greek national team[edit]

Glyniadakis was a member of the Greek junior national teams. With Greece's junior national teams he played at the 1997 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, and he won the bronze medal at the 1998 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship. He also played at the 1999 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, and at the 2000 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.

Glyniadakis was also selected to the senior men's Greek national basketball team for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. He won the bronze medal with Greece at the EuroBasket 2009, and he also played at the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Career statistics[edit]

  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

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

Regular season[edit]

2006–07 Seattle SuperSonics 13 4 6.2 .471 .000 .500 .6 .1 .0 .0 1.3
Career 13 4 6.2 .471 .000 .500 .6 .1 .0 .0 1.3


2003–04 AEK Athens 14 11 13.5 .581 .000 .962 2.9 .1 .4 .5 4.4 4.4
2004–05 AEK Athens 19 13 9.1 .612 .000 .783 1.2 .3 .2 .3 4.1 2.5
2009–10 Olympiacos 4 2 5.0 .500 .000 .000 .5 .0 .3 .3 1.0 1.8
2010–11 Olympiacos 3 1 6.2 .250 .000 .667 .7 .0 .0 .0 2.7 .3
2011–12 Olympiacos 9 2 7.4 .423 .000 .933 1.3 .1 .3 .0 4.0 2.9
2013–14 Lietuvos Rytas 9 0 10.1 .412 .000 .700 1.7 .1 .2 .4 2.3 .8
Career 58 29 ? .519 .000 .850 1.6 .2 .2 .3 3.6 ?

Awards and achievements[edit]

Glyniadakis dunking the ball

Pro career[edit]

Greek national team[edit]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Glyniadakis last 16 week 1 MVP". 2009-01-28. Retrieved 2013-12-26.
  2. ^ Olympiacos inks Glyniadakis to replace Printezis.
  3. ^ Lietuvos rytas pens two-time champ A.Glyniadakis to deal.
  4. ^ Andreas Glyniadakis: "I joined Apoel to win the title"!!
  5. ^ Andreas Glyniadakis signs with Gaziantep.
  6. ^ Andreas Glyniadakis inks in Romania with Energia Targu Jiu Rovinari.
  7. ^ Rovinari lands Andreas Glyniadakis.
  8. ^ Andreas Glyniadakis signs in Switzerland with Geneve Lions.
  9. ^ Kifisia agreed terms with Glyniadakis.
  10. ^ Andreas Glyniadakis moves to PAOK Thessaloniki.
  11. ^ Kymis inks Andrea Glyniadakis
  12. ^ Sonics sign Glyniadakis, adding depth to thin frontcourt.
  13. ^ Sonics waive Farmer and Glyniadakis.
  14. ^ Summer League: Boston Celtics Roster.

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