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Giorgos Printezis
Γιώργος Πρίντεζης
Georgios Printezis Israel 80-106 Greece, EuroBasket 2009, Poland
Georgios Printezis Israel 80-106 Greece, EuroBasket 2009, Poland
Nickname The Big Fish
Air Printezis
Position Small Forward
Power Forward
Height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg)
League Spanish League
Euroleague
Team Unicaja Málaga
Born February 22, 1985 (1985-02-22) (age 24)
Athens, Greece
Nationality Greek
Draft 2nd round, 58th overall, 2007
San Antonio Spurs
Pro career 2002–present
Former teams Olympiacos Piraeus (2002-06)
Olympia Larissa (2006-07)
Olympiacos Piraeus (2007-09)
Awards Greek Hopes All Star Game MVP (2006)
Greek All-Star Game Slam Dunk Champion (2007)
Greek League Best Young Player (2007)

Giorgos Printezis, also spelled Georgios Printezis (in Greek: Γιώργος Πρίντεζης ; born February 22, 1985, in Athens) is a Greek professional basketball player. He is 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)[1] tall and he plays at both the small forward and power forward positions. He currently plays with the pro club Unicaja Málaga.

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Pro career

Europe

In the 2006-07 season, Printezis played with Olympia Larissa in the Greek League, where he averaged 11.5 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. At the Greek All-Star Game weekend that season, he won the slam dunk competition.[2] At the end of that season, he was also voted the best young player (ages 22 and under) of the Greek Championship.[3]

In 2009, he signed a 3 year contract with an NBA escape clause after the second year, worth 3.6 million euros net income with the Spanish ACB League club Unicaja Málaga.[4][5]

NBA

Printezis was selected by the NBA club the San Antonio Spurs in the second round, with the 58th selection overall of the 2007 NBA Draft. The draft rights to Printezis were then acquired by the Toronto Raptors, in exchange for their second round draft pick in the 2008 NBA Draft.[6][7]

Greek national team

Medal record
Competitor for  Greece
FIBA European Championship
Bronze 2009 Poland National Team

Printezis was selected to the senior Greek national basketball team that played at the 2008 Olympics Basketball Tournament. He won the bronze medal at the EuroBasket 2009.

Awards and accomplishments

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Pro career

Greek National Team

Notes

  1. ^ FIBA.com Official Player Profile 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Height.
  2. ^ FIBA.com Official Player Profile Won Greek Dunk Contest.
  3. ^ FIBA.com Official Player Profile Best Greek Player 22 And Under.
  4. ^ Gazzetta.gr Printezis signs with Unicaja Málaga (Greek).
  5. ^ Sportando.net Printezis to land in Malaga.
  6. ^ Raptors Acquire Draft Rights To Giorgos Printezis.
  7. ^ Raptors Add Greek Forward Giorgos Printezis On Draft Night.

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