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Ioannis Bourousis
Γιάννης Μπουρούσης
Nickname The Karditsan Giant
Position Forward-Center
Height 7 ft 0.75 in (2.15 m)
Weight 280 lb (130 kg)
League Greek League
Team Olympiacos Pireaus
Number 9
Born November 17, 1983 (1983-11-17) (age 26)
Karditsa, Greece
Nationality Greek
Pro career 2001–present
Former teams AEK Athens (2001–06)
FC Barcelona (2006)
Awards Greek All Star Game MVP 2009
All-Euroleague First Team 2009

Ioannis Bourousis (alternate spellings: Yiannis Bourousis, Giannis Bourousis) (in Greek: Γιάννης Μπουρούσης; born November 17, 1983 in Karditsa, Greece) is a Greek professional basketball player. He is a 7 ft 0 ¾ in (2.15 m)[1][2], 280 lbs. (127 kg) power forward-center. Bourousis currently plays for the Greek League club Olympiacos Pireaus.


Pro career

Bourousis originally began his athletic career training to be a professional swimmer but he grew too tall for the sport and instead took up playing basketball at the age of 18. He began his professional career in the year 2001 with AEK Athens of the Greek League. In 2006, he transferred to FC Barcelona of the Spanish ACB League. Later that same year, he joined the Greek Euroleague club Olympiacos Piraeus.

In 2009, he signed a 3 year contract extension with Olympiacos worth 5.1 million euros net income.[3][4]

Pro teams

Greek national team

Medal record
Competitor for Greece
FIBA European Championship
Gold 2005 Serbia National Team
Bronze 2009 Poland National Team

Bourousis was a member of the junior Greek national basketball team that won the 2002 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship in Russia and he was also on the senior Greek national basketball team that won the 2005 FIBA European Championship at Serbia. He was also a member of the Greek national teams that finished in 4th place in the 2007 FIBA European Championship at Spain, and in 5th place in the 2008 Olympic Basketball Tournament at China.

Awards and accomplishments

Pro career

Greek National Team


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