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Antonis Fotsis
Αντώνης Φώτσης
Fotsis (#9) in white.
Fotsis (#9) in white.
Nickname Batman[1]
Position Power Forward
Height 6 ft 10.25 in (2.09 m)
Weight 250 lb (113 kg)
League Greek League
Euroleague
Team Panathinaikos
Born April 1, 1981 (1981-04-01) (age 28)
Maroussi, Athens
Nationality Greek
Draft 2nd round, 47th overall, 2001
Memphis Grizzlies
Pro career 1996–present
Former teams Ilisiakos (1996-97)
Panathinaikos (1997-01), (2002-03)
Memphis Grizzlies (2001-02)
Real Madrid (2003-05)
Dynamo Moscow (2005-08)
Awards 2x Acropolis Tournament MVP 2002, 2008
Best Euroleague Player Age 22 and Under 2003

Antonis Fotsis (alternate spelling: Antonios Fotsis) (in Greek: Αντώνης Φώτσης; born April 1, 1981 in Maroussi, Athens) is a Greek professional basketball player. He is a 2.09 m (6 ft 10 ¼ in) power forward. He currently plays with Panathinaikos.

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Pro career

Europe

Fotsis began his professional career in 1996 with the Greek League club Ilisiakos. He then transferred to Panathinaikos in 1997. With Panathinaikos he won the Euroleague Championship in the year 2000. In 2003, he moved to the Spanish League club Real Madrid. In 2005, he then transferred to the Russian League club Dynamo Moscow.

On March 21, 2007, in a winner-take-all Euroleague 2006-07 season showdown with Italian League power Benetton Treviso, for second place in their Top 16 group and a place in the quarterfinals, Fotsis scored 22 points and set a single-game Euroleague record with 24 rebounds, helping Dynamo score a 68-65 overtime win.[2]

NBA

Fotsis was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2nd round (47th overall) of the 2001 NBA Draft. In his one and only season in the NBA, he appeared in 28 games for the Grizzlies during the 2001-02 NBA season averaging 3.9 points and 2.2 rebounds per game. He scored a career high 21 points against the Orlando Magic on January 19, 2002.

Greek national team

Medal record
Men's Basketball
Competitor for  Greece
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FIBA World Championship
Silver 2006 Japan National Team
FIBA European Championship
Gold 2005 Serbia National Team
Bronze 2009 Poland National Team

Fotsis was a member of the Greek national basketball team that won the gold medal at the 2005 FIBA European Championship and the silver medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship.

Awards and accomplishments

Pro career

Greek national team

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