Ioannis Karathanasis

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Ioannis Karathanasis
No. 8 – Aries Trikala
Position Small forward
League Greek Basket League
Personal information
Born (1991-02-17) February 17, 1991 (age 26)
Thessaloniki, Greece
Nationality Greek
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
Playing career 2010–present
Career history
2010–2011 Panellinios
2011–2014 Kavala
2014–2015 Aris Thessaloniki
2015–present Aries Trikala

Ioannis Karathanasis (alternate spelling: Giannis) (Greek: Γιάννης Καραθανάσης; born February 17, 1991) is a Greek professional basketball player. He is 2.03 m (6'8") tall, and he can play at either the small forward or power forward position, with small forward being his primary position.

Professional career[edit]

Karathanasis began his basketball career playing with the youth clubs of the Asteria Basketball Academy in Thessaloniki, Greece. He joined the Greek League power Olympiacos in the year 2008,[1] and played with their youth clubs, before going on loan to the semi-pro Greek 3rd Division club Mantoulidis, for the 2009–10 season.

He began his pro career in 2010, when he joined the Greek League club Panellinios.[2] In August 2011, he signed with the Greek League club Kavala.[3] In September 2014, Karathanasis signed a contract with Aris for the 2014–15 season.[4] On September 15, 2015, he was officially signed by Aries Trikala B.C. for the 2015-16 season.

Greek national team[edit]

With Greece's junior national teams, Karathanasis won the gold medal at the 2008 Albert Schweitzer Tournament and the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, as well as the silver medal at the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship.


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