Christos Tapoutos

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Christos Tapoutos
Χρήστος Ταπούτος
No. 7 – Doxa Lefkadas
Position Power forward / Small forward
League Greek Basket League
Personal information
Born (1982-09-21) September 21, 1982 (age 34)
Thessaloniki, Greece
Nationality Greek
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
Playing career 1999–present
Career history
1999–2001 Near East
2001–2004 AEK Athens
2004–2005 Iraklis
2005–2006 Panionios
2006–2009 AEK Athens
2009–2010 PAOK Thessaloniki
2010–2012 Aris Thessaloniki
2012 ČEZ Nymburk
2012–2014 Olin Edirne
2014–2015 Afyon
2015 Panionios
2015–2016 Kavala
2016–present Doxa Lefkadas

Christos Tapoutos (Greek: Χρήστος Ταπούτος; born September 21, 1982) is a Greek professional basketball player who plays for Doxa Lefkadas of the Greek Basket League. He is 2.06 m (6'9") in height.[1][2] He can play at both the small forward and power forward positions, with power forward being his main position. During his early professional years, Tapoutos was considered to be one of the greatest scorers and talents in his age group in all of Europe.

Professional career[edit]

Tapoutos started his career with Achilleas Triandrias in 1998 in the Greek minors. In 1999, he joined Near East, where he played for two seasons, before transferring to AEK Athens, where he played until 2004. He then moved to Iraklis for the 2004–05 season, and then to Panionios for the 2005–06 season, before returning to AEK Athens for another three seasons. Tapoutos then played with PAOK, before joining Aris. In June 2012, he left Aris and joined ČEZ Nymburk for the 2012–13 season, but during the season he left ČEZ Basketball and moved to Olin Edirne.

On 20 January 2015, he returned to Panionios.[3] He spent the 2015–16 season with Kavala. He joined Doxa Lefkadas in 2016.

Greek national team[edit]

With the Greek junior national teams, Tapoutos won a bronze medal at the 2000 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship. He was the second leading scorer of the 2002 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship Qualifying Round in July 2001, averaging 27.0 points per game.[4] He also played at the 2002 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, where he won a gold medal. He also won a silver medal at the 2001 Mediterranean Games, as well as a silver medal at the 2005 Mediterranean Games, while playing with the Greek national basketball B team.

Tapoutos was also a member of the senior men's Greek national basketball team. He debuted with the senior men's Greek national team on June 14, 2002, against Italy. With Greece's senior men's team, he had 13 caps and scored 80 points, for a scoring average of 6.2 points per game.[2]

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Greek national team[edit]

Pro career[edit]

  • 3x Greek All-Star Game: (2001, 2004, 2011)
  • Named the "Most Spectacular Player in Greece" and "Most Spectacular Player in Europe" runner-up, out of all players in his age group, by Basket News: (2001)
  • Greek League Champion: (2002)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christos Tapoutos - EuroChallenge (2011) - FIBA Europe". Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Σελίδα Αθλητή". basket.gr. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Christos Tapoutos signs with Panionios". Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Players - Statistical Leaders - European Championship for Young Men (2002) - FIBA Europe". Retrieved 29 September 2016. 

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