Joey Accaoui

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Joey Accaoui
No. 3 – Sagesse Lebanon
PositionPoint guard
LeagueLebanese Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1989-07-12) July 12, 1989 (age 30)
Lincoln, Rhode Island
NationalityAmerican / Lebanese
Listed height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Listed weight165 lb (75 kg)
Career information
High schoolSt. Andrew's (Barrington, Rhode Island)
CollegeVermont (2008–2011)
NBA draft2011 / Undrafted
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2011–2012Sagesse
2012–2013Anibal Zahle
2013–2014Amchit Club
2014-2015Tadamon Zouk

Joey Accaoui (born July 12, 1989) is a former Lebanese-American professional basketball player who played in the Lebanese Basketball League from 2011 to 2015. He played his collegiate basketball at the University of Vermont.[1][2][3]

Early career[edit]

Accaoui attended St. Andrew High School where he led the team to two NEPSAC Class AA titles, scoring more than 1600 career points during his four years, while having his number retired.[citation needed] Accaoui was a two-time team captain who earned team MVP honors as a senior. He also was selected to the all-state team twice and was a McDonald’s All-American nominee.

College[edit]

Accaoui attended the University of Vermont from 2008 to 2011, where he appeared in 126 games, scoring 845 points, while finishing second on the team in scoring during his senior year in 2010-11, averaging 11.3 points per game.[4] He was also a member of the Catamounts' 2010 NCAA Tournament squad.

Professional career[edit]

Upon graduation from Vermont, Accaoui signed with Sagesse in Lebanon, appearing in 26 games, finishing third on the team in scoring with 8.5 points per game and 2.8 assists as well, helping Sagesse to a fourth-place finish in the league. On May 30, 2012, Accaoui signed a two-year deal with Anibal Zahle.[5] Joey signed with Amchit in Lebanon as a Point Guard and averaging 11.0 pts per game with 64% Field Goals and 50% for 3 pts [6]

In 2015, Accaoui announced his retirement from professional basketball.

Honours[edit]

2008 America East Academic Honor Roll

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UVM Athletics". uvmathletics.com.
  2. ^ "Joey ACCAOUI retires from Basketball! Sports 961". sports-961.com.
  3. ^ "Former #AEHoops Stars Keep Hoop Dreams Alive Professionally".
  4. ^ "UVM Athletics". uvmathletics.com.
  5. ^ http://www.anibalzahle.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1469:joey-accaoui-officially-sign-with-anibal-for-2-years
  6. ^ "Joey Accaoui Basketball Player Profile, Tadamon Zouk, Vermont, News, Pepsi LBL stats, Career, Games Logs, Best, Awards - asia-basket".