Dimitrios Spanoulis

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Dimitris Spanoulis
Δημήτρης Σπανούλης
GS Larissas
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League Greek A2 Basket League
Personal information
Born (1979-10-11) October 11, 1979 (age 37)
Larissa, Greece
Nationality Greek
Listed height 6 ft 3.75 in (1.92 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
Playing career 2001–present
Career history
2001–2004 Gymnastikos S. Larissas
2004–2005 Makedonikos
2005–2006 Gymnastikos S. Larissas
2006–2007 Xanthi
2007–2008 MENT
2008–2009 AEP Olympias
2011–2012 Foinikas Larissa
2015–present G.S. Larissas 1928
Career highlights and awards

Dimitrios Spanoulis (alternate spelling: Dimitris, Dimitri) (Greek: Δημήτρης Σπανούλης; born October 11, 1979) is a Greek professional basketball player. Born in Larissa, Greece, he is 6 ft 3 ¾ in (1.92 m) in height and he plays at both the point guard and shooting guard positions on the basketball court.

Professional career[edit]

Spanoulis started his career playing with Gymnastikos S. Larissas in the 2001–02 season. He later transferred to several teams including: Makedonikos, Xanthi, MENT, and AEP Olympias.

Spanoulis reached the EuroCup championship game with Makedonikos, during the 2004–05 season. Dimitris led the Greek A2 League in scoring average with Xanthi, during the 2006–07 season, with a scoring average of 27.4 points per game. As a result, he was voted to the Eurobasket.com website's Greek A2 League All-Domestic Team, the League First Team, and he was named the league's Domestic Player of the Year, Guard of the Year, and Player of the Year.[1]

He signed with G.S. Larissas 1928 in 2015, after not playing professional club basketball since 2012.[2]

Personal[edit]

Dimitrios is the elder brother of Greek basketball star Vassilis Spanoulis,[3] a long-time member of the senior men's Greek national basketball team, who currently plays with Olympiacos, and formerly played for the NBA's Houston Rockets. Dimitrios competed against Vassilis in the EuroCup competition in the 2004–05 season, when he played for Makdeonikos, and his younger brother, Vassilis, played for Maroussi. In Greek basketball, the two were nicknamed "The Spanoulis Brothers".[4]

He is also the brother-in-law of the Greek super model Olympia Chopsonidou. Spanoulis was offered contracts by several Spanish Second Division teams prior to the 2007–08 season, but he was unable to accept them, as he could not leave Greece at the time. This was due to his mother being in poor health at the time, and he needed to help to attend to her.

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