Jeremy Pargo

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Jeremy Pargo
JeremyPargoGonzaga.jpg
Pargo (right) playing for Gonzaga in 2008.
No. 2 – Maccabi Tel Aviv
Position Point guard
League Israeli Premier League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1986-03-17) March 17, 1986 (age 32)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Paul Robeson (Chicago, Illinois)
College Gonzaga (2005–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2010 Hapoel Gilboa Galil
2010–2011 Maccabi Tel Aviv
2011–2012 Memphis Grizzlies
2012–2013 Cleveland Cavaliers
2013 Philadelphia 76ers
2013–2014 CSKA Moscow
2014–2015 Maccabi Tel Aviv
2015–2016 Zhejiang Lions
2016 Reyer Venezia Mestre
2016–2017 Shenzhen Leopards
2017–2018 Nanjing Monkey King
2018 Santa Cruz Warriors
2018 Champville SC
2018–present Maccabi Tel Aviv
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jeremy Raymon Pargo (born March 17, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Israeli Premier League and the EuroLeague. 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[edit]

Pargo attended Chicago's Paul Robeson High School.[1]

College career[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

2009–10 season[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3]

2010–11 season[edit]

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.[4] 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.

2011–12 season[edit]

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.[5]

2012–13 season[edit]

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.[6]

On January 22, 2013, Pargo was waived by the Cavaliers.[7]

On February 7, 2013, Pargo was signed to a ten-day contract by the Philadelphia 76ers.[8] On February 18, 2013, Pargo was signed by the 76ers for the rest of the 2012–13 season.[9] He was waived on April 1, 2013, when the team signed Justin Holiday.[10]

2013–14 season[edit]

Pargo with CSKA Moscow, 2013

In June 2013, he signed a two-year contract worth $5.2 million net income (4 million) with the Russian club CSKA Moscow.[11]

2014–15 season[edit]

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.[12]

2015–16 season[edit]

On July 4, 2015, he parted ways with Maccabi, signing with the Chinese club Zhejiang Lions for the 2015–16 CBA season.[13] On April 27, 2016, Pargo joined the Italian club Reyer Venezia, for the remainder of the 2015–16 season.[14]

2016–17 season[edit]

In July 2016, Pargo signed with the Chinese club Shenzhen Leopards.[15]

2017–18 season[edit]

On December 12, 2017, Pargo signed with the Chinese club Nanjing Monkey King.[16]

On February 26, 2018, Pargo joined the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA G League.[17] One month later, Pargo signed with the Lebanese team Champville SC.[18]

On April 25, 2018, Pargo returned for a third stint in Maccabi Tel Aviv, signing for the rest of the season.[19][20] On May 17, 2018, Pargo recorded 26 points, scoring 20 points in the fourth quarter, along with 4 rebounds and 4 assists and led Maccabi to a 98–95 win over Ironi Nes Ziona. He was subsequently named Israeli League Round 32 MVP.[21] On June 8, 2018, Pargo was named 2018 Israeli League Quarterfinals MVP.[22] Pargo was one of the key players to help Maccabi win the 2018 Israeli League Championship.

2018–19 season[edit]

On July 11, 2018, Pargo signed a one-year contract extension with Maccabi Tel Aviv.[23][24]

The Basketball Tournament (TBT)[edit]

In the summer of 2017, Pargo played in The Basketball Tournament on ESPN for team A Few Good Men (Gonzaga Alumni). He competed for the $2 million prize, and for team A Few Good Men, he averaged 13.3 points per game. Pargo helped take team A Few Good Men to the Super 16 round, where they then lost to Team Challenge ALS 77-60. [25]

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.

Led the league

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Memphis 44 5 9.6 .333 .263 .596 .8 1.3 .3 .0 2.9
2012–13 Cleveland 25 11 17.9 .401 .316 .683 1.3 2.6 .5 .1 7.8
2012–13 Philadelphia 14 0 14.9 .381 .412 .667 1.2 2.0 .1 .0 4.9
Career 83 16 13.0 .373 .313 .652 1.0 1.8 .3 .0 4.7

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2010–11 Maccabi 22 22 30.0 .463 .363 .676 3.5 4.3 1.0 .0 13.0 12.5
2013–14 CSKA Moscow 27 10 15.4 .452 .257 .652 1.0 1.4 .4 .1 5.0 3.4
2014–15 Maccabi 27 24 32.0 .402 .282 .759 3.2 5.4 .2 .1 13.7 13.0
Career 76 56 25.6 .431 .305 .713 2.5 2.7 .5 .1 10.4 9.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DraftExpress - Jeremy Pargo DraftExpress Profile: Stats, Comparisons, and Outlook". DraftExpress. 
  2. ^ "2009 NBA Summer League Player Profile – Jeremy Pargo". – NBA.com. – July 16, 2009,
  3. ^ "Jeremy Pargo: Basketball Profile." – http://www.eurobasket.com/player.asp?Cntry=ISR&PlayerID=89252 – June 29, 2010
  4. ^ Maccabi Tel Aviv signs Jeremy Pargo to a one-year contract.
  5. ^ "Grizzlies sign Jeremy Pargo". NBA.com. 2011-12-10. Retrieved 2011-12-11. 
  6. ^ "Cavaliers Acquire Pargo and 2014 Second Round Pick From Grizzlies". NBA.com. 2012-07-25. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  7. ^ "Cavaliers Acquire Speights, Ellington, Selby and Future First Round Pick From Grizzlies". NBA.com. 2013-01-22. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  8. ^ "Sixers Sign Guard Jeremy Pargo to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. 2013-02-07. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  9. ^ "Sixers Sign Guard Jeremy Pargo For Remainder Of Season". NBA.com. 2013-02-18. Retrieved 2013-02-19. 
  10. ^ "Sixers Sign Justin Holiday and Waive Jeremy Pargo - THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE PHILADELPHIA 76ERS". www.nba.com. 
  11. ^ "Jeremy Pargo signs two-year, $5.2M deal with CSKA Moscow". 
  12. ^ "Maccabi brings Pargo back on two-year deal". euroleague.net. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  13. ^ "Zhejiang Guangsha officially sign Jeremy Pargo". Sportando.com. July 4, 2015. Retrieved July 4, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Jeremy Pargo to Reyer Venezia - Eurohoops". 27 April 2016. 
  15. ^ "DongGuan Leopards land Jeremy Pargo, ex Umana VE". Asia-Basket.com. July 16, 2016. Retrieved October 2, 2016. 
  16. ^ "同曦官方宣布更换外援 前CBA助攻王加盟". Sina.com (in Chinese). December 12, 2017. Retrieved December 13, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Santa Cruz Warriors Acquire Guard Jeremy Pargo Off Waivers". NBA.com. February 26, 2018. Retrieved March 2, 2018. 
  18. ^ "Jeremy Pargo signs with Champville". Sportando.com. March 28, 2018. Retrieved March 29, 2018. 
  19. ^ "הוא חוזר: ג'רמי פארגו חתם במכבי". maccabi.co.il (in Hebrew). April 25, 2018. Retrieved April 25, 2018. 
  20. ^ "Jeremy Pargo returns to Maccabi Tel Aviv". Sportando.com. April 26, 2018. Retrieved April 26, 2018. 
  21. ^ "מצטיין המחזור ה-32: ג'רמי פארגו". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). May 19, 2018. Retrieved May 19, 2018. 
  22. ^ "מצטייני עונת 2017/18 בליגת ווינר סל". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). June 8, 2018. Retrieved June 8, 2018. 
  23. ^ "ג'רמי פארגו האריך חוזה במכבי". maccabi.co.il (in Hebrew). July 11, 2018. Retrieved July 11, 2018. 
  24. ^ "Maccabi re-signs guard Pargo". EuroLeague.net. July 11, 2018. Retrieved July 11, 2018. 
  25. ^ "Bracket | The Basketball Tournament". www.thetournament.com. Retrieved 2018-02-27. 

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