Guy Pnini

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Guy Pnini
Guy Pnini.jpg
No. 10 – Maccabi Tel Aviv
Position Small forward
League Israeli Premier League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1983-09-04) September 4, 1983 (age 33)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Nationality Israeli
Listed height 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Listed weight 94 kg (207 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Playing career 2001–present
Career history
2001–2002 Maccabi Ra'anana
2002–2006 Bnei Hasharon
2006–2008 Hapoel Jerusalem
2008–2009 FMP
2009 Keravnos
2009–present Maccabi Tel Aviv
Career highlights and awards

Guy Pnini (Hebrew: גיא פניני) (born September 4, 1983) is an Israeli professional basketball player, who plays with Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Israeli Premier League and the EuroLeague. Standing at a height of 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) tall, he plays at the small forward position.

Early life[edit]

Pnini is Jewish,[1] and was born in Israel.

Professional career[edit]

Bnei Hasharon[edit]

After the 2001 season, Pnini began his professional career, by playing with Maccabi Rannana in the Israeli Super League.

Maccabi Rannana merged with Bnei Herzeliya and became Bnei Hasharon. Pnini became the captain of the team in the 2004–05 season, and in 2006, he was chosen to the israeli Super League's "All Israeli League Team".

Hapoel Jerusalem[edit]

In the 2006–07 season, Pnini signed with Hapoel Jerusalem, and with them, he won two Israeli State Cups – one in 2007, after beating his former team, Bnei Hasharon, in the final, and the other in 2008, after beating Maccabi Tel Aviv. In Jerusalem, Pnini became one of the most dominant Israeli players in the league.[citation needed]

Year in exile[edit]

Before the 2008–09 season, with one year remaining on his contract with Hapoel Jerusalem, Pnini signed a 3-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv, starting from the 2009–10 season. Hapoel Jerusalem appealed against the agreement to the IBA court, claiming that it was an unsportsmanlike situation that their player had a signed contract with their league opponents. The IBA court determined that Pnini had to spend the 2008–09 season playing outside of the Israeli Super League. After the verdict, Pnini signed with the Serbian team KK FMP. In January 2009, Pnini left KK FMP, and signed with the Cypriot team Keravnos, where he reached the Cyprus Basketball Division final, where his team lost 3:1 to APOEL Nicosia.

Maccabi Tel Aviv[edit]

After spending a season abroad, Pnini was allowed to fulfill his 3-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv, and he joined the team for the 2009–10 season. In December 2012, he was fined NIS 100,000, stripped of his role as the team's captain, and suspended, as the result of a Nazi slur that he used against another player, during a game.[2]

Israeli national team[edit]

Pnini is a regular member of the senior Israeli National Team, and he took part in the 2007 and 2009 EuroBaskets.

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  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  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

Denotes season in which Pnini won the EuroLeague

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2009–10 Maccabi 20 11 15.2 .414 .400 .680 1.8 .9 .5 .1 4.7 3.1
2010–11 Maccabi 22 5 19.8 .486 .458 .778 1.7 1.1 .4 0 7.2 6.0
2011–12 Maccabi 19 0 12.6 .367 .317 .889 1.3 1.1 .4 .1 3.4 3.3
2012–13 Maccabi 23 2 13.4 .431 .302 .810 1.2 1 .3 .1 4.0 3.7
2013–14 Maccabi 27 20 18.4 .424 .413 .583 1.8 1.8 .4 .1 5.6 5.2
2014–15 Maccabi 4 1 20.7 .565 .467 .625 2.0 1.5 .8 .0 9.5 7.5
2015–16 Maccabi 10 2 15.4 .500 .467 .833 1.1 1.0 .4 .0 5.3 4.6
2016–17 Maccabi 29 1 12.4 .519 .277 .533 1.6 1.2 .3 .0 2.6 3.1
Career 115 39 16.3 .438 .396 .719 1.6 1.2 .4 .1 5.2 4.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Israeli Sports". Jewish Sports Review. 8 (87): 20. September/October 2011, accessed September 16, 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help);
  2. ^ Arie Livnat (4 December 2012). "Maccabi Tel Aviv captain Guy Pnini suspended over Nazi slur". Haaretz. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 

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