Kieron Achara

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Kieron Achara
No. 20 – Glasgow Rocks
Position Power forward
League British Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1983-07-03) 3 July 1983 (age 33)
Stirling, Scotland
Nationality British
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school Maine Central Institute
(Pittsfield, Maine)
College Duquesne (2003–2008)
NBA draft 2008 / Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present
Career history
1999–2002 Falkirk Fury
2001–2002 Middlesbrough College
2008–2009 Fortitudo Bologna
2009–2010 Angelico Biella
2010 Glasgow Rocks
2010–2011 Sigma Barcellona
2011–2012 Assignia Manresa
2012 Glasgow Rocks
2012–2013 Kavala BC
2013–2014 Lukoil Academic
2014 Sidigas Avellino
2014–2015 Falkirk Fury
2015–present Glasgow Rocks

Kieron Robert Achara (born 3 July 1983) is a professional basketball player, who represents the Great Britain team. He is a 6-10 (2.08 m) forward who played collegiately at Duquesne University.

Professional career[edit]

After graduating from Duquesne University Achara turned professional in 2008. He began his career abroad in Italy. He came back in the light of his home nation, Scotland in 2010 when he joined Scotland's only professional basketball team, the Glasgow Rocks. On 26 September 2010, Achara debuted for the Glasgow Rocks in a game against Sheffield Sharks, which they went on to win 80-76. Following two successful years in Spain Achara signed a short two week contract in 2012 with the Glasgow Rocks. After spells in Europe, Achara re-signed for the Rocks for the 2014-15 season.

International career[edit]

Achara is the youngest player ever to play for the Scotland national side, featuring in the FIBA Europe Promotions Cup. He made his debut for Great Britain team in 2008, shortly before turning professional.[1] Achara was a part of the British Basketball team which took part in the London 2012 Olympics. He played a major role in the only victory of the Olympics for the team against China.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Outlook's sunny for basketball star". Scotland on Sunday. 28 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 

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