Ian Vougioukas

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Ian Vougioukas
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Vougioukas with Galatasaray in November 2014
No. 14 – Lokomotiv Kuban
Position Center
League VTB United League
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1985-05-31) May 31, 1985 (age 32)
London, England
Nationality Greek
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 280 lb (127 kg)
Career information
College Saint Louis (2003–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2008 Rethymno
2008–2009 Olympiacos
2009–2010 Panellinios
2010–2012 Panathinaikos
2012–2014 UNICS
2014 Galatasaray Liv Hospital
2015 Ratiopharm Ulm
2015–2016 Žalgiris Kaunas
2016–present Lokomotiv Kuban
Career highlights and awards

Ian Vougioukas (alternate spelling: Ian Vouyoukas) (Greek: Ίαν Βουγιούκας; born May 31, 1985) is a Greek[1] professional basketball player for Lokomotiv Kuban of the VTB United League. Standing at 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in), he plays the center position. Born in London, England,[2] he played college basketball in the United States for Saint Louis University.

College career[edit]

While playing for the Saint Louis Billikens, Vougioukas was named First-Team All-Atlantic 10 Conference and was ranked 14th in the A-10 in scoring at 13.9 points per game and sixth in rebounding at 7.4 rebounds per game. A highlight was a game-high 28 point performance in a 65-64 double-overtime loss to Dayton on March 3, 2007.[3] He also added 11 rebounds.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Vougioukas during his tenure with BC UNICS in December 2013

Vougioukas started playing basketball in his native country of Greece, with Aris Glyfadas, before traveling to the US, where he stayed until the end of the 2006–07 season. After college, he joined the Greek League club Rethymno and played with the squad during the 2007–08 season. In 2008, he joined the Greek EuroLeague club Olympiacos Piraeus.[5]

Vougioukas moved to Panellinios for the 2009-10 season. In 2010, he signed with Panathinaikos,[6] to a 2-year 1,620,000 euros gross income (€900,000 euros net income) contract. With Panathinaikos, Vougioukas won the Euroleague and Greek League championships in 2011. He also won the Greek Cup with Panathinaikos in 2012.

In July 2012, Vougioukas signed two-year deal with the Russian club UNICS of the VTB United League.[7][8] He signed a 2-year €2 million euros net income contract.[9]

In September 2014, Vougioukas signed a one-year deal with the Turkish club Galatasaray Liv Hospital.[10] In December 2014, he left Galatasaray. On February 26, 2015, he signed with ratiopharm Ulm of the German Bundesliga for the rest of the season.[11]

On 8 September 2015, Vougioukas signed a one-year deal with Lithuanian club Žalgiris Kaunas.[12]

On 17 August 2016, Vougioukas signed a 1+1 deal with Russian club Lokomotiv Kuban.[13]

Greek national team[edit]

Vougioukas was a member of the junior Greek national basketball teams. With Greece's junior national teams he played at the 2001 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, and the 2004 and 2005 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championships. He also won the bronze medal at the 2003 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, and the silver medal at the 2005 FIBA Under-21 World Championship.

With the senior Greek national basketball team, Vougioukas won the silver medal at the 2009 Mediterranean Games. He also played at the 2010 FIBA World Championship.

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

College[edit]

Pro career[edit]

Greek national team[edit]

References[edit]

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