|No. 8 – Aries Trikala|
|League||Greek Basket League|
February 17, 1991 |
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
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.
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, 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. In August 2011, he signed with the Greek League club Kavala. In September 2014, Karathanasis signed a contract with Aris for the 2014–15 season. On September 15, 2015, he was officially signed by Aries Trikala B.C. for the 2015-16 season.
Greek national team
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.
- Euroleague.net Reds sign Karathanasis.
- Eurocupbasketball.com - PANELLINIOS adds prospect Karathanasis.
- Kavala lands former NBA player Patrick O'Bryant.
- Karamousadakis, Anastasis (September 1, 2014). "Στον Άρη ο Καραθανάσης". sport24.gr. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
- Eurocup Profile
- FIBA Profile
- FIBA Europe Profile
- Eurobasket.com Profile
- Greek League Profile (Greek)
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