John Korfas

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John Korfas
Personal information
Born (1962-08-21) August 21, 1962 (age 55)
Akron, Ohio
Nationality Greek / American
Listed height 5 ft 11.75 in (1.82 m)
Career information
High school San Marcos (Santa Barbara, California)
College Pepperdine (1982–1986)
NBA draft 1986 / Undrafted
Playing career 1986–2001
Position Point guard
Career history
As player:
1986–1995 PAOK
1995–1997 Panathinaikos
1997–1998 Iraklio
1998–2000 Maroussi
2000–2001 Papagou
As coach:
2000–2001 Papagou
2007–2008 PAOK
2008–2009 Apollon Kalamarias
2010–2012 XAN Thessaloniki
Career highlights and awards

John Anthony Korfas (Greek: Τζον Κόρφας; born August 21, 1962) is a retired [Greek American professional basketball player and a professional basketball coach. A EuroLeague All-Final Four Team member in 1993, he won all three FIBA Europe continental trophies at the club level: the EuroLeague in 1996, the Saporta Cup in 1991, as well as the Korac Cup in 1994.

High school[edit]

Korfas began his basketball career as a key member of the Santa Barbara, California, San Marcos High School basketball team, which had a perfect 26-0 season, when they were known as the Runnin' Royals. They advanced to the CIF finals, and endured a heartbreaking defeat against Long Beach Poly, by a score of 65-63.

College career[edit]

Korfas played college basketball at Pepperdine University, with the Pepperdine Waves, from 1982-1986.

Professional career[edit]

Korfas played for the Greek League club PAOK, with whom he won the Cup Winners' Cup in 1991, the Greek League championship in 1992, Korac Cup in 1994, and the Greek Cup in 1995. With PAOK, Korfas was also a Cup Winners' Cup finalist in 1992, and a Greek Cup finalist in 1989, 1990, and 1991. He also took the third place with PAOK at the 1993 EuroLeague Final Four in Athens, being selected to the EuroLeague All-Final Four Team in the process.

After leaving PAOK in 1995, Korfas played for PAO, winning the EuroLeague championship and Greek Cup with the team in 1996, in addition to the FIBA Club World Cup the same year. In 1998, he moved to Maroussi, and took third place with the club at the Greek Cup final four of 2000.

Greek national team[edit]

Korfas was part of the senior men's Greek national basketball team during the EuroBasket 1989. He did not however take part in any of the tournament games.

Personal life[edit]

His son Stefan Korfas, is currently playing for the San Marcos Royals.

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