PAPANIKOLAOU KOSTAS
Papanikolaou Kostas

Olympiakos (2015-17, A1, Euroleague)

Shooting Guard, Small Forward, Power Forward

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Country

Greek
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Born in

Trikala
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Born on

31.7.1990
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Height

2.03

Previous teams

  • Denver Nuggets (2015-16, NBA)
  • Houston Rockets (2014-15, NBA)
  • FC Barcelona (2013-14, Liga Endesa, Euroleague)
  • Olimpiakos Piraeus (2009-2013, Α1 Greece, Euroleague)
  • Aris Salonika (2006-2009, Α1 Greece)
  • Proteas Grevena (2005-2006)
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Records and titles

- ΝΒΑ All Star Game Rising Stars Challenge (2015)
- Twice Euroleague champion (2012, 2013)
- Τwice Greek league champion (2012, 2016)
- Euroleague Rising Star (2013)
- Euroleague final MVP (2012)
- 2 times Greek cup winner (2010, 2011)
- Best young player in A1 Greece (2009)
- U20 European Championship MVP (2009)
- Junior men All-Star game MVP (2009),
- Greek Champion in junior men (2009)
- ΜVP in Junior men championship (2009),
- Gold medal in European Championship U-20 (2009, 11.8ppg, 6.4rpg., 1.8apg., 1.4bpg, 2.0spg, 61.1% 1p., 60.0%2p., 27.8%3p.)
- 1st in minutes per game at U-20 European Championship 2009 (33.3mpg)
- Gold medal in European Champion U-18 2008 (9.3ppg, 4.8reb, 1.5ast, 1.0 bpg, 1.5 spg, 15/30 1p, 19/34 2p., 7/22 3p.)
- Silver medal in World Championship U-18 (2009)
- Silver medal in European Championship in U-18 2007(0.8ppg, 1.2rpg)
- Gold Medal in “Albert Schwaitzer” Mancheim tournament (12.8ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.8apg)

A few words

Probably the best Greek prospect at his age. A player that fullfiles every corner on the basketball court with his energy and athleticism. Kostas is a modern guard-forward that can play almost every position, especially 2-3-4. He loves running on the floor and finishing many times with impressive slam-dunks. He has a winning spirit while he has already helped his teams, including the national team, to win many titles. He is also very good at defense, while he is very long and fast, besides his jump. Great advantage the fact that he is left handed.

Stats

NBA
G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT Rebounds As St To Blocks Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
Totals 50 50 819 185 39/92 31/109 14/20 39 81 120 85 29 60 13 0 75 0 160
Averages 50 50 16.4 3.7 42.4% 28.4% 70% 0.8 1.6 2.4 1.7 0.6 1.2 0.3 0 1.5 0 3.2
ACB Spain
G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT Rebounds As St To Blocks Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
Totals 40 40 933 265 69/131 30/90 37/47 34 127 161 42 34 55 14 0 81 0 286
Averages 40 40 23.3 6.6 52.7% 33.3% 78.7% 0.9 3.2 4 1.1 0.9 1.4 0.4 0 2 0 7.2
Euroleague
G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT Rebounds As St To Blocks Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
Totals 28 28 685 194 55/91 22/61 18/36 24 72 96 61 21 39 15 0 52 0 239
Averages 28 28 24.5 6.9 60.4% 36.1% 50% 0.9 2.6 3.4 2.2 0.8 1.4 0.5 0 1.9 0 8.5
EUROLEAGUE
G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT Rebounds As St To Blocks Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
Totals 20 13 382 107 32/55 9/37 16/22 20 47 67 14 9 9 6 5 30 28 130
Averages 20 13 19.1 5.4 58.2% 24.3% 72.7% 1 2.4 3.4 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.3 1.5 1.4 6.5
A1
G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT Rebounds As St To Blocks Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
Totals 20 20 403 250 30/62 12/31 44/55 25 33 58 15 6 10 5 3 46 53 215
Averages 20 20 20.2 12.5 48.4% 38.7% 80% 1.3 1.7 2.9 0.8 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.2 2.3 2.7 10.8
A1
G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT Rebounds As St To Blocks Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
Totals 22 21 464 280 55/99 44/79 75/122 68 84 152 35 11 15 15 10 69 73 269
Averages 22 21 21.1 12.7 55.6% 55.7% 61.5% 3.1 3.8 6.9 1.6 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.5 3.1 3.3 12.2

Videos

Kostas Papanikolaou 2014-16 NBA Highlights
Kostas Papanikolaou's Highlights (Panathinaikos vs. Barcelona ● 31/01/14)
Kostas Papanikolaou - "Air Pap" | 2012/13
2013-14 Papanikolaou Highlights
Papanikolaou's career-high night (Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers, 20/11/14)