Ioannis Papapetrou

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Ioannis Papapetrou
Ιωάννης Παπαπέτρου
Basketball match Greece vs France on 02 September 2017 65.jpg
Papapetrou duringEuroBasket 2017
No. 10 – Panathinaikos
Position Small forward
League Greek Basket League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1994-03-30) March 30, 1994 (age 24)
Patras, Greece
Nationality Greek
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 233 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High school Florida Air Academy
(Melbourne, Florida)
College Texas (2012–2013)
NBA draft 2014 / Undrafted
Playing career 2013–present
Career history
2013–2018 Olympiacos
2018–present Panathinaikos
Career highlights and awards

Ioannis Papapetrou (Greek: Ιωάννης Παπαπέτρου; born March 30, 1994) is a Greek professional basketball player for Panathinaikos of the Greek Basket League and the EuroLeague. He is 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)[1] tall, and weighs 233 lbs.[2] He can play at either the small forward or power forward positions, with small forward being his preferred position.

Early career[edit]

Papapetrou, who is considered to be one of the most talented Greek players that was born in the 1994 age class, along with players like Giannis Antetokounmpo and Lefteris Bochoridis, began his basketball playing career with the youth teams of the Ilysiakos club in Athens, Greece. He played for 5 seasons in Greek junior competitions with Ilysiakos. He then spent his junior and senior years of high school, playing basketball at the Florida Air Academy, in Melbourne, Florida.

College career[edit]

In 2012, Papapetrou joined the Texas Longhorns men's basketball team of the University of Texas. He played one season of college basketball with the Longhorns in the NCAA Division I, and averaged 8.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game, in 24.3 minutes per game. He played in a total of 34 games in the NCAA.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Papapetrou's professional career began with the Greek League team Olympiacos in 2013, when he signed a 5-year deal with Olympiacos, in late August 2013, which was his first pro deal.[4][5] The contract was said to be worth $2 million net income.[6] The contract included an NBA buyout option after the contract's third season.[7][8]

With Olympiacos, he won the Greek League championship in 2015 and 2016. In 2016, he was named the Greek League Best Young Player.[9]

On July 8, 2018, Papapetrou declined Olympiacos's renewal proposal and became a free agent. Two days later, he signed with arch-rivals Panathinaikos on a three-year deal.[10]

Greek national team[edit]

Greek junior national team[edit]

As a member of the Greek junior national teams, Papapetrou played at the 2009 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship. He also played at the 2010 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, where he averaged 11.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.3 assists, in 32.1 minutes per game.[11] He also played at the 2013 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, where he averaged 15.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.6 assists, in 33.0 minutes per game.[12]

Greek senior national team[edit]

Papapetrou is also a member of the senior men's Greek national basketball team. He was selected to Greece's 12 man roster for the 2016 Turin FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament.[13] He also played at the EuroBasket 2017.

Personal[edit]

Papapetrou's nickname is Papi. His father, Argiris Papapetrou, was also a professional basketball player, who played a decade for Panathinaikos and the Greece national basketball team. His mother, Anastasia, played football in Greece. While his older brother, Georgios Papapetrou, is also a professional basketball player.

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.

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2013–14 Olympiacos 12 6 10.3 .568 .478 .400 1.4 .3 .3 .2 4.6 3.7
2014–15 Olympiacos 11 0 10.4 .485 .400 .500 1.3 .4 .4 .0 3.6 2.1
2015–16 Olympiacos 24 11 19.0 .432 .400 .692 2.7 .7 .7 .3 5.7 4.8
2016–17 Olympiacos 36 6 15.9 .396 .333 .688 2.6 .5 .5 .3 4.4 3.8
Career 83 23 15.2 .436 .378 .647 2.3 .5 .5 .2 4.7 3.9

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Texas 34 25 24.3 .432 .359 .583 4.4 1.2 .6 .7 8.3
Career 34 25 24.3 .432 .359 .583 4.4 1.2 .6 .7 8.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ ESAKE.gr ΠΑΠΑΠΕΤΡΟΥ Ιωάννης | Basket League ΟΠΑΠ 2013-14 HEIGHT 2.06 (in Greek).
  2. ^ DraftExpress.com Ioannis Papapetrou W: 233 lbs.
  3. ^ "Ioannis Papapetrou Profile". sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  4. ^ Euroleague.net OLYMPIACOS PIRAEUS lands more talent with Ioannis Papapetrou.
  5. ^ OlympiacosBC.gr A five years deal for Papapetrou as well. Archived 2013-09-22 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ ESPN.com Ioannis Papapetrou signs pro deal.
  7. ^ Eurohoops.net Papapetrou’s draft showcase. Archived 2014-06-09 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ RedPlanet.gr Στο καμπ του Τρεβίζο ο Παπαπέτρου (in Greek). Archived 2014-06-08 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Παπαπέτρου, ο καλύτερος νέος παίκτης (in Greek).
  10. ^ Στα «πράσινα» ο Παπαπέτρου (in Greek).
  11. ^ "IOANNIS PAPAPETROU (GREECE) Profile". fibaeurope.com. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  12. ^ "IOANNIS PAPAPETROU (GREECE) Profile". u20men.fibaeurope.com. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  13. ^ Greek NT squad for OQT is announced.

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