Vangelis Mantzaris

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Vangelis Mantzaris
Vangelis Mantzaris.JPG
Mantzaris, during an Olympiacos game in 2013.
No. 17 – Olympiacos Piraeus
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League Greek Basket League
Personal information
Born (1990-04-16) April 16, 1990 (age 25)
Athens, Greece
Nationality Greek
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2012 / Undrafted
Pro career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2011 Peristeri (Greece)
2011–present Olympiacos (Greece)
Career highlights and awards

Evangelos "Vangelis" Mantzaris (alternate spelling: Vaggelis) (Greek: Ευάγγελος "Βαγγέλης" Μάντζαρης; born April 16, 1990) is a Greek professional basketball player for Olympiacos Piraeus of the Greek Basketball League.[1] He can play point guard or shooting guard. His brother, Antonis Mantzaris, is also a professional basketball player.

Professional career[edit]

Mantzaris began his professional career in the Greek A2 League with Peristeri. On September 5, 2011, Mantzaris signed a four-year deal with the Greek League club Olympiacos Piraeus.[2] He won both the Euroleague and Greek League championships, with Olympiacos in 2012.

In January 2013, Mantzaris suffered a season-ending knee injury, after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.[3] Despite suffering the knee injury, he remained on the team, and helped to support his teammates both in and out of the locker room, as they won the Euroleague 2012-13 season championship. On 29 July 2014, Mantzaris extended his contract with Olympiacos through 2017.[4]

Greek national team[edit]

As a member of the junior national basketball teams of Greece, Mantzaris won the gold medal at the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship and the silver medal at the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship. Mantzaris also won the gold medal at the 2009 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship and the silver medal at the 2010 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship with Greece's junior national team.

He became a member of the senior men's Greek national basketball team in 2011. He was a member of Greece's senior national teams that played at the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament and at the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Pro career[edit]

Greek national team[edit]


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