Georgios Tsalmpouris

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Georgios Tsalmpouris
Γιώργος Τσαλμπούρης
No. 7 – Kolossos Rodou
PositionCenter / Power forward
LeagueGreek Basket League
Personal information
Born (1996-06-22) 22 June 1996 (age 23)
Veria, Greece
NationalityGreek
Listed height7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
CollegeIowa State (2014–2015)
NBA draft2016 / Undrafted
Playing career2015–present
Career history
2015–2019AEK Athens
2017–2018Kolossos Rodou
2019–presentKolossos Rodou
Career highlights and awards

Georgios Tsalmpouris (alternate spelling: Giorgos Tsalbouris[1]) (Greek: Γιώργος Τσαλμπούρης; born 22 June 1996 in Veroia , Greece) is a Greek professional basketball player for Kolossos Rodou of the Greek Basket League. He is 7'2" (2.18 m) tall,[2][3][4] and he weighs 235 pounds (107 kg).[5]

Early career[edit]

Tsalmpouris played club basketball with Archelaos Pierikos in the Greek B Basket League, the 3rd level of Greek the basketball system, at the semi-professional level, in the 2013–14 season.

College career[edit]

In the 2014–15 season, Tsalmpouris played Division I college basketball for the Iowa State Cyclones team. He was the seventh 7-footer in the school's history.[6] He played in 8 games, and averaged 1.4 points, 0.8 rebounds, 0.3 assists, and 0.1 steals per game, in 4.4 minutes per game.[7] In August 2015, after playing one season with Iowa State, Tsalmpouris left the school, and returned to Greece to play professionally.[8]

Professional career[edit]

In August 2015, Tsalmpouris signed a five-year contract with the Greek Basket League club AEK Athens.[9][10] Tsalmpouris then became automatically draft eligible 2 years early, due to having played a year of professional basketball, right after a year of NCAA Division I college basketball, as well as previously playing under a start-up national basketball league, before participating in college basketball. So he was thus automatically entered into the 2016 NBA Draft, but was not drafted after two rounds.

In 2017, he was loaned by AEK to the Greek club Kolossos Rodou.

National team career[edit]

Greek junior national team[edit]

Tsalmpouris was a member of the junior national teams of Greece. With Greece's junior national teams, he played at the following tournaments: the 2012 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, the 2014 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, the 2015 FIBA under-19 World Cup, the 2015 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, and the 2016 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship Division B, where he won a bronze medal.[11]

Greek senior national team[edit]

Tsalmpouris became a member of the senior men's Greek national basketball team in 2017.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Domestic Leagues[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played  MPG  Minutes per game  FG%  Field goal percentage
 3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage  RPG  Rebounds per game
 APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game  BPG  Blocks per game
 PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high     Led the league

Note: Only games in the primary domestic competitions are included. Therefore, games in cup or European competitions are left out.

Year Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 A.E.K. GBL 0 - - - - - - - - -
2016–17 A.E.K. GBL 14 7.0 .487 .364 .750 1.1 .2 .1 .3 3.2
2017–18 A.E.K. GBL 3 6.2 .300 .000 .500 1.0 0 .5 0 2.3
2017–18 Kolossos GBL 16 10.5 .386 .313 .375 1.9 .4 .1 .3 3.6
2018–19 A.E.K. GBL 21 10.0 .571 .350 .723 1.8 .2 .3 .2 3.7

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 A.E.K. GBL 1 2.4 .000 .000 - 1.0 0 0 1.0 0
2016–17 A.E.K. GBL 0 - - - - - - - - -
2017–18 Kolossos GBL 2 15.4 .462 .333 .667 1.5 0.0 0.5 0.5 8.0

FIBA Champions League[edit]

[13] [14]

Year Team GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 A.E.K. 7 9.4 .391 .111 .857 1.1 .6 .3 .3 3.6
2018–19 A.E.K. 12 7.5 .400 .273 .714 .7 .4 .2 .5 2.0

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