March 17, 1986 |
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||Paul Robeson (Chicago, Illinois)|
|NBA draft||2009 / Undrafted|
|2009–2010||Hapoel Gilboa Galil|
|2010–2011||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|2014–2015||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|2016||Reyer Venezia Mestre|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Jeremy Raymon Pargo (born March 17, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Shenzhen Leopards of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). Standing at 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m), he plays at the point guard position. In 2011 he reached the EuroLeague Final with Maccabi Tel Aviv, earning an All-EuroLeague Second Team selection in the process. He is the brother of Jannero Pargo, who also played in the NBA.
Early life and college career
Pargo attended Chicago's Paul Robeson High School. He played college basketball for Gonzaga University's Gonzaga Bulldogs. He was voted the 2008 WCC Player of the Year in his junior season. The following year, he was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine for the 2009 March Madness issue.
After going undrafted in the 2009 NBA draft, Pargo participated in the 2009 Las Vegas NBA Summer League, as a member of the Detroit Pistons' summer league squad, alongside former Gonzaga teammate Austin Daye. He also played in the Orlando Pro Summer League for the Orlando Magic's summer league squad. He did not secure a contract, however.
In his first professional year, Pargo played for Hapoel Gilboa Galil Elyon of the Israeli Basketball Super League, averaging 14.1 points, 2.9 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 2.7 turnovers per game. He was a home crowd favorite because of his electrifying dunks over bigger defenders. He won the 2009-10 Israeli Super League championship.
In 2010, Pargo participated in the Orlando Pro Summer League for the Charlotte Bobcats, and then later in the Las Vegas NBA Summer League, as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves. On August 26, 2010, Pargo replaced Mikhail Torrance, who was suffering from a heart condition, signing a one-year contract with EuroLeague giants Maccabi Tel Aviv. After a promising start, he emerged as one of the team's main players, especially after Doron Perkins's season-ending injury. He helped Maccabi to reach the EuroLeague Finals, earning an All-EuroLeague Second Team selection in the process. His team lost in the EuroLeague Finals to Panathinaikos, by a score of 78-70.
On May 24, 2011, Pargo signed a new two-year contract extension with Maccabi. However, he broke the contract, and on December 10, 2011, he signed a two-year contract with the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies, with his successful EuroLeague season not having gone unnoticed. On July 25, 2012, he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, along with a 2014 second round draft pick, in exchange for D. J. Kennedy.
On January 22, 2013, Pargo was waived by the Cavaliers.
On February 7, 2013, Pargo was signed to a ten-day contract by the Philadelphia 76ers. On February 18, 2013, Pargo was signed by the 76ers for the rest of the 2012–13 season. He was waived on April 1, 2013, when the team signed Justin Holiday.
On July 24, 2014, Pargo and CSKA Moscow reached an agreement to part ways. Later that day, Pargo signed a two-year deal with his former club Maccabi Tel Aviv. On July 4, 2015, he left Maccabi and signed with the Chinese club Zhejiang Lions for the 2015–16 CBA season.
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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.
|Led the league|
- Draftexpress.com Draftexpress Profile: Jeremy Pargo.
- "2009 NBA Summer League Player Profile – Jeremy Pargo". – NBA.com. – July 16, 2009,
- "Jeremy Pargo: Basketball Profile." – http://www.eurobasket.com/player.asp?Cntry=ISR&PlayerID=89252 – June 29, 2010
- Maccabi Tel Aviv signs Jeremy Pargo to a one-year contract.
- "Grizzlies sign Jeremy Pargo.". NBA.com. 2011-12-10. Retrieved 2011-12-11.
- "Cavaliers Acquire Pargo and 2014 Second Round Pick From Grizzlies.". NBA.com. 2012-07-25. Retrieved 2012-07-26.
- "Cavaliers Acquire Speights, Ellington, Selby and Future First Round Pick From Grizzlies.". NBA.com. 2013-01-22. Retrieved 2013-02-10.
- "Sixers Sign Guard Jeremy Pargo to 10-Day Contract.". NBA.com. 2013-02-07. Retrieved 2013-02-10.
- "Sixers Sign Guard Jeremy Pargo For Remainder Of Season.". NBA.com. 2013-02-18. Retrieved 2013-02-19.
- Sixers Sign Justin Holiday and Waive Jeremy Pargo.
- Jeremy Pargo signs two-year, $5.2M deal with CSKA Moscow.
- "Maccabi brings Pargo back on two-year deal". euroleague.net. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
- "Zhejiang Guangsha officially sign Jeremy Pargo". Sportando.com. July 4, 2015. Retrieved July 4, 2015.
- Jeremy Pargo to Reyer Venezia
- "DongGuan Leopards land Jeremy Pargo, ex Umana VE". Asia-Basket.com. July 16, 2016. Retrieved October 2, 2016.