Eleanna Christinaki

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Eleanna Christinaki
No. 5 – Gernika KESB
PositionSmall forward
LeagueLFB
Personal information
Born (1996-12-16) 16 December 1996 (age 22)
Paralimni, Cyprus
NationalityCypriot-Greek
Listed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight162 lb (73 kg)
Career information
College
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2011–2014Panathinaikos
2014–2015Athinaikos
2018–Gernika- Eurocup
2019Castors Braine- Euroleague

Eleanna Christinaki (Greek: Ελεάννα Χριστινάκη; born 16 December 1996) is a Cypriot-Greek professional basketball player for Castor Braine- Euroleague. She has been invited in the senior national since she was 17 years old. The second youngest member ever to be in the Greek senior national team.

Club career[edit]

Christinaki moved at Panathinaikos, in 2011. She stayed three years at the greens, and she won the Greek Women's Basketball League during 2012–13 season. She was invited at age of 17 in the senior Greek national team. She is the second youngest player ever to the national team. 2013 2014 and 2015 she got the award for the best young player in Greece. She has been in the best five valuable young players in Greece three times. Christinaki, also played with Athinaikos which have won Eurocup, during 2014–15 season.[1] Christinaki playing with Athinaikos women's basketball, was MVP at Greek Basketball Championship for junior women.[2]

College career[edit]

In 2015 Christinaki began her college career as a member of the Florida Gators women's basketball team. During her first season she scored 10,4 points per game in 31 games. She has also scored in double-figures 17 times, and recorded 2 double-doubles. She has been voted to the best freshman team in SEC and preseason first team in SEC conference.[3] In her sophomore season, Christinaki played 9 games for the Gators where she averaged 17,6 points per game. In December 2016 she announced she would be leaving the Gators.[4] In January 2017 Christinaki announced she would become a member of the Maryland Terrapins women's basketball team which at that time they were ranked 3 in the nation.[5]

In her lone season with the Maryland Terrapins, Christinaki averaged 11,8 points and 4,6 rebound in 22 games. In her first game, Christinaki scored 32 points off the bench in a 113–49 victory over Coppin State and she is the first Maryland player to score 23 points in a debut.[6] She also scored 26 points against conference rival Ohio state in a 99–69 home victory.[7] On 23 June 2018 Christinaki announced she would be forgoing her senior season to play professionally such as she was always going back and forth with responsibilities with the Greek national team. 2018 she was a part at the world championship games and with the Greek national team they finished 9th in the world.[8] On 1 November she signed with Gernika KESB.[9]

National team career[edit]

Christinaki is member of Greece women's national basketball team, and she played at EuroBasket Women 2015, EuroBasket Women 2017 and World Cup 2018. She won the 4th place with the Greek team, EuroBasket Women 2017. She won the 9th place with the Greek team at World championship games in Tenerife. Christinaki played 2015 FIBA Europe UNder-20 DiVision B and she was in the best five valuable players of the tournament averaging 19.7 points per game. Christinaki also played at 2016 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship for Women averaging 15.8 points per game, with Greek basketball team. She also has caps with the Cyprus U16 basketball team, from 2010 to 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Έντονο φλερτ με Αθηναϊκό η Ελεάνα Χριστινάκη". sportshero.gr. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Πολυτιμότερη η Χριστινάκη". ebasket.gr. 2 May 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  3. ^ "WOMEN'S BASKETBALL". floridagators.com. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Florida Gators Basketbal: Eleanna Christinaki Quits Team". Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Maryland women's basketball adds transfer Eleanna Christinaki from Florida". washingtonpost.com. 5 January 2017. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Maryland's Eleanna Christinaki to skip senior season, play pro basketball in Europe". baltimoresun.com. 22 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Maryland women's basketball crushes Ohio State, 99–69". testudotimes.com. 22 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Maryland's Eleanna Christinaki to skip senior season, play pro basketball in Europe". baltimoresun.com. 22 June 2018.
  9. ^ gazetta.gr Στην Ισπανία η Χριστινάκη

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