|No. 9 – Aris Thessaloniki|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
February 23, 1988 |
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|NBA draft||2010 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
Michalis Tsairelis (alternate spellings: Michail, Michailis, Mihalis) (Greek: Μιχάλης Τσαϊρέλης; born February 23, 1988) is a Greek professional basketball player who plays for Aris Thessaloniki of the Greek Basket League. He is a 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) tall power forward-center.
After playing with the Apollon Kalamarias in the Greek minors, during the 2006–07 season, Tsairelis began his professional career with Aris, in the Greek Basket League, during the 2007–08 season. He spent the 2008–09 season with AEL 1964 B.C., and the 2009–10 season with Trikala 2000. He then returned to Aris for the next two seasons, before joining PAOK in 2012.
Return to Aris Thessaloniki
On August 5, 2016, Tsairelis signed a two-year contract with Aris.
Greek national team
With Greece's junior national teams, Tsairelis played at the 2004 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, the 2006 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, the 2007 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, and the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.
He has also been a member of the senior men's Greek national basketball team.
Awards and accomplishments
- Greek Youth All-Star Game MVP: (2010)
- 2x Greek League Senior All-Star: (2013, 2014)
- 2x Greek League champion (2015, 2016)
- Michalis Tsairelis at acb.com (in Spanish)
- Michalis Tsairelis at draftexpress.com
- Michalis Tsairelis at esake.gr (in Greek)
- Michalis Tsairelis at eurobasket.com
- Michalis Tsairelis at euroleague.net
- Michalis Tsairelis at fiba.com
- Michalis Tsairelis at fibaeurope.com
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