Antonis Koniaris

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Antonis Koniaris
Olympiacos
PositionPoint guard
LeagueGreek A2 Basket League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1997-09-30) September 30, 1997 (age 21)
Chania, Greece
NationalityGreek
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
Playing career2013–present
Career history
2013–2014PAOK
2014–2016Panathinaikos
2016–2019PAOK
2019–presentOlympiacos
Career highlights and awards

Antonis Koniaris (alternate spelling: Antonios) (Greek: Αντώνης Κόνιαρης; born September 30, 1997) is a Greek professional basketball player for Olympiacos of the Greek A2 Basket League and the Euroleague. He is a 1.91 m (6' 3 ​14") tall[1] point guard.

Early career[edit]

Koniaris began playing youth basketball during primary school, in 2006, after joining a local team in Akrotiri, Chania.

Professional career[edit]

Koniaris began his pro career in 2013, after he signed with the Greek League club PAOK. On 24 July 2014, Koniaris' agent, Tasos Delimpaltadakis, announced via Twitter, that Panathinaikos had signed a young point guard. Some hours after this, Panathinaikos announced the signing of Koniaris, for 5 years.[2][3] As a member of Panathinaikos, Koniaris won two Greek Cups, in 2015 and 2016.

On August 19, 2016, he returned to PAOK, after signing a three-year contract with them.[4]

On June 30, 2019 he signed a three-year contract with Olympiacos B.C..

National team career[edit]

Greek junior national team[edit]

With the junior national teams of Greece, Koniaris won the gold medal at the 2013 TBF Under-16 World Cup in Sakarya, Turkey, where he helped Greece win the gold medal. He was named to the tournament's All-Tournament Team, and was also named the MVP of the tournament. He also won the bronze medal at the 2013 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship.[5]

He also played at the 2014 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, and at the 2014 FIBA Under-17 World Cup. He was selected by head coach Ilias Papatheodorou to play at the 2015 FIBA Under-19 World Cup, but he was suffering from OCD in his right ankle, which ruled him out. He also played at the 2016 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship Division B, where he won a bronze medal.

He also played at the 2017 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, where he won a gold medal, and was voted to the All-Tournament Team.[6]

Greek senior national team[edit]

Koniaris has also been a member of the senior Greek national basketball team.[7] He played at the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualification.[8]

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Club career[edit]

Greek junior national team[edit]

References[edit]

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