Vougioukas with Galatasaray in November 2014
|No. 14 – Lokomotiv Kuban|
|League||VTB United League
May 31, 1985 |
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||280 lb (127 kg)|
|College||Saint Louis (2003–2007)|
|NBA draft||2007 / Undrafted|
|2014||Galatasaray Liv Hospital|
|Career highlights and awards|
Ian Vougioukas (alternate spelling: Ian Vouyoukas) (Greek: Ίαν Βουγιούκας; born May 31, 1985) is a Greek 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, he played college basketball in the United States for Saint Louis University.
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. He also added 11 rebounds.
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.
Vougioukas moved to Panellinios for the 2009-10 season. In 2010, he signed with Panathinaikos, 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 September 2014, Vougioukas signed a one-year deal with the Turkish club Galatasaray Liv Hospital. 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.
Greek national team
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.
Awards and accomplishments
- All-Atlantic 10 Conference First Team: (2006)
- Greek League Best Young Player: (2008)
- 2x Greek All Star Game: (2010, 2011)
- Euroleague Championship: 2011
- Greek League Championship: 2011
- Greek Cup Championship: 2012
Greek national team
- 2003 FIBA Under-19 World Championship: Bronze
- 2005 FIBA Under-21 World Championship: Silver
- 2009 Mediterranean Games: Silver
- Euroleague.net - VOUGIOUKAS, IAN Nationality: Greece
- Turket2010.fiba.com - Player Profile.
- Saint Louis vs. Dayton - Recap - March 03, 2007 - ESPN.
- Saint Louis vs. Dayton - Box Score - March 03, 2007 - ESPN.
- Euroleague.net - Olympiacos swoops up center Vougioukas.
- Euroleague.net Panathinaikos inks Vougioukas, Kaimakoglou.
- Euroleague.net Unics tabs low-post threat Vougioukas.
- УНИКС пополнился Яном Вуюкасом (in Russian).
- Sport24.gr Ο Βουγιούκας με 2 εκατ. ευρώ στο Καζάν (in Greek).
- Galatasaray reinforces frontline with Vougioukas
- Ian Vougioukas tweets he has signed with Ratiopharm Ulm
- Zalgiris Kaunas announces Ian Vougioukas
- Lokomotiv Kuban signs Ian Vougioukas to a 1+1 deal
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