Dimitrios Agravanis

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Dimitrios Agravanis
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Agravanis, during an Olympiacos game, in 2013.
No. 10 – Olympiacos
Position Power forward / Center
League Greek League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1994-12-20) December 20, 1994 (age 22)
Marousi, Athens, Greece
Nationality Greek
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2015 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career 2010–present
Career history
2010–2012 Maroussi
2012–2013 Panionios
2017–present Cleveland Cavaliers
Career highlights and awards

Dimitrios Agravanis (alternate spelling: Dimitris) (Greek: Δημήτρης Αγραβάνης; born December 20, 1994) is a Greek professional basketball player who plays for Olympiacos of the Greek Basket League. He is a 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) tall power forward, that can also play as a center.

Early life[edit]

Agravanis was born Dimitrios Agravanis (Greek: Δημήτριος Αγραβάνης) on December 20, 1994, in the Maroussi suburb of Athens, Greece. His basketball journey started at age nine, when his father set up a basket at their home. Playing basketball soon became Dimitris' favourite pastime.[1] He enrolled at the local youth academy of then Greek League club Maroussi B.C. as a kid, eventually making the first team, and signing a professional contract in 2010.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Agravanis thus began his professional career with Maroussi, and in 2012, he made a move to Greek League club Panionios, also competing in the European-wide 2nd-tier level EuroCup. Despite averaging fewer than 7 minutes per game, he showed promising signs of talent.[3]

Olympiacos Piraeus (2013–present)[edit]

In 2013, he made the big move to the Greek League and European-wide 1st-tier level EuroLeague powerhouse Olympiacos, who believed in him as a strong prospect, and signed him to a 5-year contract.[4] At the beginning of his first season, Olympiacos won the FIBA Intercontinental Cup.[5]

In the 2014–15 Euroleague season, Olympiacos finished runners-up in the EuroLeague, after losing to Real Madrid in the EuroLeague Final. Olympiacos also won the 2014–15 Greek League season championship, after beating Panathinaikos in the finals of the Greek League playoffs. During the season, Agravanis averaged 6.4 points per game, in 14.4 minutes per game in the Greek League, and 4.1 points per game, in 12.5 minutes per game in the EuroLeague.[3]

With Olympiacos, he also won the Greek League championship in 2016.

NBA draft rights[edit]

On June 25, 2015, Agravanis was selected with the 59th pick of the 2015 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks.[6]

Greek national team[edit]

As a member of the Greek junior national teams, Agravanis played at the following tournaments: the 2010 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, the 2011 and 2012 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championships, the 2013 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, and the 2014 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.

Agravanis is also a member of the senior men's Greek national basketball team. He was selected to Greece's 12 man roster for the 2016 Turin FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament.[7]

Personal[edit]

His younger brother, Ioannis, is also a professional basketball player.

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Who is ... Agravanis?". Sentragoal.com. Retrieved September 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Euroleague.net Profile". Euroleague.net. Retrieved September 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "DraftExpress Profile". DraftExpress.com. Retrieved September 18, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Olympiacos signs Dimitris Agravanis to a multi-year deal". Sportando.com. August 20, 2013. Retrieved September 18, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Olympiacos Piraeus win the 2013 FIBA Intercontinental Cup". sportskeeda.com. October 23, 2013. Retrieved September 18, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Hawks Draft Pair Of International Prospects In Second Round". NBA.com. June 26, 2015. Retrieved June 26, 2015. 
  7. ^ Greek NT squad for OQT is announced.

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