Zisis Sarikopoulos

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Zisis Sarikopoulos
Ζήσης Σαρικόπουλος
Zisis Sarikopoulos.jpg
Sarikopoulos with AEK Athens in 2016
No. 34 – Promitheas Patras
Position Center
League Greek Basket League
Personal information
Born (1990-03-31) March 31, 1990 (age 27)
Athens, Greece
Nationality Greek
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
College UAB (2007–2008)
Ohio State (2009–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present
Career history
2010–2012 Panionios
2012–2014 Aris Thessaloniki
2014–2016 AEK Athens
2016–present Promitheas Patras

Zisis Sarikopoulos (alternate spelling: Zissis) (Greek: Ζήσης Σαρικόπουλος; born March 31, 1990 in Athens, Greece) is a Greek professional basketball player for Promitheas Patras of the Greek Basket League. He is 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)[1] tall and he plays the center position.

College career[edit]

Sarikopoulos played college basketball at UAB with the UAB Blazers and at Ohio State with the Ohio State Buckeyes. He left Ohio State early to play pro basketball in Greece.[2] Sarikopoulos averaged 1.35 points per game in his NCAA Division I career.[3]

Professional career[edit]

In 2010, Sarikopoulos began his professional career with the Greek League club Panionios. In 2012, he moved to the Greek club Aris. In 2014, he joined the Greek club AEK Athens.

On July 17, 2016, Sarikopoulos signed with the Greek team Promitheas Patras.[4]

Greek national team[edit]

Sarikopoulos was a member of the Greek junior national teams. With the junior national teams of Greece, he played at the: 2005 and 2006 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championships, the 2007 and 2008 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championships, the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, and the 2009 and 2010 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championships.

In 2012, he was invited to practice with the senior men's Greek national basketball team, for the first time. In 2015, he was invited as a training camp player of the Greek senior men's national team for the first time.

Career statistics[edit]

Domestic Leagues[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played  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  Bold  Career high     Led the league

Note: Only games in the primary domestic competitions are included. Therefore, games in cup or European competitions are left out.

Year Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Greece Panionios GBL 16 4.4 .437 .000 .250 0.8 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.9
2011–12 Greece Panionios GBL 21 7.4 .733 .000 .550 1.2 0.1 0.3 0.2 3.6
2012–13 Greece Aris GBL 22 13.3 .723 .000 .500 3.2 0.5 0.3 0.5 4.7
2013–14 Greece Aris GBL 17 12.3 .564 .000 .451 3.8 0.1 0.1 0.7 4.9
2014–15 Greece AEK GBL 22 17.3 .666 .000 .511 4.7 0.9 0.3 0.6 6.6

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Greece Panionios GBL 9 13.4 .735 .000 .312 3.0 0.5 1.0 1.0 6.1
2012–13 Greece Aris GBL 3 7.3 1.000 .000 .666 1.3 0.0 0.3 0.0 2.0
2013–14 Greece Aris GBL 2 12.4 .333 .000 .833 3.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.5
2014–15 Greece AEK GBL 3 14.0 .600 .000 .400 6.0 0.3 0.6 0.0 4.6

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Greek national team[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]