Nando de Colo

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Nando de Colo
File Nando de Colo (cropped).jpg
De Colo in 2014 on the Spurs
No. 1 – CSKA Moscow
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League VTB League
Euroleague
Personal information
Born (1987-06-23) 23 June 1987 (age 29)
Sainte-Catherine-lès-Arras, France
Nationality French
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53rd overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Playing career 2006–present
Career history
20062009 Cholet Basket
20092012 Valencia
20122014 San Antonio Spurs
2012–2014 Austin Toros
2014 Toronto Raptors
2014–present CSKA Moscow
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Nando de Colo (born 23 June 1987) is a French professional basketball player for CSKA Moscow of the VTB United League and the Euroleague. Standing at 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m), he plays at the point guard and shooting guard positions. A two-time All-Euroleague selection, he won the Euroleague title in 2016 with CSKA Moscow, earning both the Euroleague MVP and Final Four MVP awards in the process.

Early life[edit]

De Colo was born in Sainte-Catherine-lès-Arras, France to parents who were both born and raised in Portugal. He attended Lycée Fernand Renaudeau in Cholet and made his first appearance on the Cholet U20 team in 2004–05.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Early career[edit]

De Colo made his professional debut during the 2006–07 season with Cholet Basket of the LNB Pro A. Under supervision of head coach Erman Kunter, he helped the team win the 2008 Semaine des As and reach the finals of the 2008 French Cup and of the 2009 Eurochallenge.

On 1 June 2009, he parted ways with Cholet.[2] On 25 June 2009, he was selected with the 53rd overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the San Antonio Spurs.

On 13 July 2009, he signed a three-year deal with Valencia BC of Spain.[3] He went on to win the 2010 Eurocup title with Valencia.

San Antonio Spurs[edit]

On 10 July 2012, De Colo announced he would not be re-signing with Valencia in order to play in the NBA.[4] On 13 July 2012, he signed a two-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs.[5] During his rookie and sophomore seasons, he had multiple assignments with the Austin Toros of the NBA D-League. de Colo reached the 2013 NBA Finals with the Spurs, but the team lost to the Miami Heat in seven games.[6][7]

Toronto Raptors[edit]

On 20 February 2014, De Colo was traded to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Austin Daye.[8]

CSKA Moscow[edit]

On 9 July 2014, De Colo signed a two-year deal (with the third option year) with the Russian club CSKA Moscow of the VTB United League.[9][10] In May 2015, he was chosen to the All-Euroleague Second Team for the performances he put over the season.[11]

In 2014–15, CSKA Moscow managed to advance to the Euroleague Final Four for the fourth straight season, after eliminating Panathinaikos for the second straight season in the Euroleague quarter-final playoffs series with a 3–1 series victory.[12] However, in the Euroleague Final Four's semi-final game, despite being dubbed by the media as an absolute favorite to advance to Finals, CSKA once again lost to Olympiacos. The final score was 70–68, after a great Olympiacos comeback in the 4th quarter, led by Vassilis Spanoulis.[13] CSKA Moscow eventually won the third place game after defeating Fenerbahçe by a score of 86–80.[14] In his second Euroleague season, De Colo averaged a career-high 14.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 3.1 assists, over 28 games played. On 21 May 2015, De Colo won the VTB United League MVP Award.[15] CSKA Moscow finished the season by winning the VTB United League, after eliminating Khimki with a 3–0 series sweep in the finals series.[16]

On 3 May 2016, De Colo was awarded with the Alphonso Ford Trophy, an annual award given to the Euroleague's top scorer of the season.[17] Nine days later, he was named the Euroleague MVP.[18] On 15 May, CSKA won the Euroleague and De Colo was named the Euroleague Final Four MVP.[19]

On 15 June 2016, De Colo signed a new three-year contract with CSKA.[20]

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.

Denotes season in which De Colo's team won the Euroleague
Led the league

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 San Antonio 72 6 12.8 .436 .378 .795 1.9 1.9 .6 .1 3.8
2013–14 San Antonio 26 3 11.6 .452 .323 .818 1.7 1.2 .6 .1 4.3
2013–14 Toronto 21 0 9.2 .367 .364 1,000 1.3 1.6 .3 .1 3.1
Career 119 9 11.9 .429 .363 .835 1.8 1.7 .5 .1 3.8

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013 San Antonio 5 0 2.8 .250 .000 1,000 .8 .4 .0 .0 .8
2014 Toronto 1 0 4.0 .000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 .0
Career 6 0 3.0 .250 .000 1,000 .8 .3 .0 .0 .7

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2010–11 Valencia 19 19 21.5 .335 .276 .957 2.6 1.6 1.4 .2 10.1 8.2
2014–15 CSKA Moscow 28 10 24.4 .493 .471 .920 3.2 3.1 1.3 .0 14.4 16.6
2015–16 27 27 27.7 .526 .460 .908 3.6 5.0 1.1 .1 19.4 24.3
Career 74 56 24.8 .474 .416 .922 3.2 3.4 1.3 .1 15.1 17.3

International career[edit]

De Colo playing for France in 2015.

De Colo is a regular member of the senior men's French national basketball team. He won a gold medal at the EuroBasket 2013 in Slovenia, a silver medal at the EuroBasket 2011 in Lithuania, and a bronze medal at the EuroBasket 2015 in France, where he earned an all-tournament team selection.

De Colo participated in the 2012 London Olympics. He played a major role on the team, following the loss of Tony Parker to injury, prior to the tournament. He displayed strong offense and defense, scoring seven points in their game against the United States.

International stats[edit]

Tournament Games played Points per game Rebounds per game Assists per game
2009 EuroBasket 9 7.3 1.9 1.2
2010 FIBA World Championship 6 8.8 1.8 2.2
2011 EuroBasket 11 6.5 2.1 0.9
2012 Olympics 6 7.0 2.7 2.3
2013 EuroBasket 11 7.4 2.1 1.1
2015 EuroBasket 9 13.1 5.2 3.7
2016 Olympics 6 14.7 2.5 2.5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Un ancien élève en NBA". Lycée Fernand Renaudeau. 25 June 2009. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  2. ^ De Colo left Cholet
  3. ^ De Colo is now a Valencia player
  4. ^ Nando De Colo leaves Valencia for the Spurs
  5. ^ Spurs sign guard Nando De Colo
  6. ^ 2012–13 NBA Assignments
  7. ^ 2013–14 NBA Assignments
  8. ^ Raptors Acquire Nando De Colo
  9. ^ "CSKA Moscow snags De Colo on two-year deal". Euroleague.net. 9 July 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "Nando De Colo has become the first Frenchman in CSKA history". cskabasket.com. 9 July 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "All-Euroleague First and Second Teams announced". euroleague.net. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  12. ^ "CSKA Moscow routs Panathinaikos to claim Final Four berth". euroleague.net. 22 April 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  13. ^ "Spanoulis comes through again as Olympiacos stuns CSKA". euroleague.net. 15 May 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  14. ^ "CSKA Moscow beats Fenerbahce in third-place game". eurolague.net. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  15. ^ Nando de Colo named regular season MVP
  16. ^ "CSKA wins championship!". vtb-league.com. 8 June 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  17. ^ "2015–16 Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy: Nando De Colo, CSKA Moscow". Euroleague.net. 3 May 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  18. ^ "2015–16 Euroleague MVP: Nando De Colo, CSKA Moscow". Euroleague.net. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  19. ^ "De Colo celebrates title as Final Four MVP". Euroleague.net. 16 May 2016. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  20. ^ "Nando De Colo signed new contract with CSKA". cskabasket.com. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 

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