Kostas Kaimakoglou

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Kostas Kaimakoglou
Kostas Kaimakoglou Turkey 74-76 Greece.jpg
Kaimakoglou celebrating Greece's win against Turkey (76–74), at EuroBasket 2009.
No. 21 – UNICS Kazan
PositionPower forward / Center
LeagueVTB United League
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1983-03-15) March 15, 1983 (age 36)
Korydallos, Greece
NationalityGreek
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2005 / Undrafted
Playing career2002–present
Career history
2002–2004Near East
2004–2010Maroussi
2010–2012Panathinaikos
2012–presentUNICS Kazan
Career highlights and awards

Konstantinos "Kostas" Kaimakoglou (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος "Κώστας" Καϊμακόγλου; born on March 15, 1983) is a Greek professional basketball player for UNICS Kazan of the VTB United League. He is 2.06 m (6'9") tall,[1][2] and his main position is power forward, but he can also play as a small ball center if needed.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Kaimakoglou began his professional career with the Greek League club Near East during the 2002–03 season. In 2004, he moved to the Greek club Maroussi. He was named to the Greek League Best Five in 2010.[4] He joined the Greek club Panathinaikos in July 2010.[5] With Panathinaikos, Kaimakoglou won the EuroLeague and Greek League championships in 2011. He also won the Greek Cup title with Panathinaikos in 2012.

In July 2012, he signed a two-year contract with the Russian VTB United League club UNICS Kazan,[6][7] at an amount of 2.4 million euros net income.[8] In July 2014, he extended his contract with UNICS for two more years.[9] On June 12, 2016, he re-signed with UNICS for one more season.[10]

Greek national team[edit]

Kaimakoglou won the gold medal at the 2002 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship as a member of the junior Greek national basketball team. He also played at the 2005 World University Games with Greece's junior national team. He also played with the senior men's Greece national basketball team.

He won the bronze medal at the EuroBasket 2009, and he also played with Greece at the 2010 FIBA World Championship, the EuroBasket 2011, the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the EuroBasket 2013, the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, and the EuroBasket 2015.[11]

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.

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2009–10 Marousi 15 12 24.0 .574 .326 .711 2.9 1.5 .5 .2 9.6 8.5
2010–11 Panathinaikos 18 4 10.2 .389 .353 .893 2.4 .6 .6 .1 3.2 4.8
2011–12 23 5 22.4 .460 .441 .723 4.1 1.3 .9 .2 7.9 9.6
2014–15 UNICS 10 10 31.0 .463 .344 .667 5.1 3.6 1.5 .3 7.9 11.4
2016–17 19 17 23.0 .488 .286 .786 3.4 1.5 .5 .2 4.7 4.6
Career 85 48 ? .491 .361 .753 3.5 1.5 .7 .2 6.5 ?

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Kaimakoglou, on UNICS Kazan's bench, in the first game of the 2014 EuroCup Finals.

Pro career[edit]

Greek national team[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]