Full Name:
Giorgos Diamantopoulos
Position:
Guard
College:
N/A
Height:
6-5 (1.96 m)
Weight:
196 (89 kg)
Team:
Panionios (Greece)
Birthdate:
February 15, 1980

Statistics

HIGHLIGHTS
One of the top scorers in the Greek League the past two seasons.
Has matured into one of the top shooting guards in Europe during his three seasons with Panionios after entering the Greek League as a professional with Papagou as a 17-year-old.
A member of the Greek National Team and a participant in the Greek League All-Star Game in 2002.
Originally applied for early entry into the 1999 NBA Draft as a 19-year-old, but withdrew his name from consideration.
Now eligible to be drafted as a foreign player playing outside the United States in the calendar year of his 22nd birthday.

European scouts praise his offensive ability, noting his excellent one-on-one skills and improving three-point range.
Has many offensive moves and in particular favors the fallaway jump shot.
Also an excellent free throw shooter, shooting over 80 percent from the line the past four seasons.
Good size for the shooting guard position, he has gained 20 pounds of weight and strength over the past three seasons.

In 2001-02, led his team with 18.2 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per game.
Led his team to a 14-12 record, good for fifth place in the 14-team league.
Despite missing two games with injury, he finished 11th in the league in total points scored.
Also finished third on the team in assists (2.5 apg).
Scored season-high 31 points vs. PAOK, hitting 12 of 18 shots, including 5-of-8 from three-point range.
Scored 20 or more points 11 times in 24 games, with several games of 19 and 18 points.
Notched a season-high seven assists vs. AEK and tallied season-high five steals vs. Dafni.

Enjoyed excellent season in 2000-01, averaging career-bests of 19.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists.

In his first season for Panionios in 1999-2000, averaged 14.3 points.
Established the reputation of being able to score against higher-level competition.

In his final season with Papagou in 1998-99, averaged 14.8 points and 3.1 rebounds.
Following season, applied for 1999 NBA Draft but later withdrew his name from consideration.

STATISTICS - Papagou (Greece)
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
1996-97 2   1 1 1.000 0 0 .000 0 0 0   2 1.0
1997-98 26   73 132 .553 39 57 .684 56 13 18   209 8.0
1998-99 26   116 270 .430 109 135 .807 81 37 34   386 14.8
Totals 54   190 403 .471 148 192 .771 137 50 52   597 11.1
Three-point field goals: 1996-97, 0-for-0 (.000); 1997-98, 8-for-37 (.216); 1998-99, 15-for-54 (.278). Totals: 23-for-91 (.253).

STATISTICS - Panionios (Greece)
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
1999-00 26   115 204 .564 110 136 .809 72 24 29 2 373 14.3
2000-01 26   168 295 .569 102 131 .779 97 80 44 2 513 19.7
2001-02 24   118 222 .532 96 117 .821 62 60 43 3 437 18.2
Totals 76   401 721 .556 308 384 .802 231 164 116 7 1323 17.4
Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 11-for-41 (.268); 2000-01, 25-for-69 (.362); 2001-02, 35-for-96 (.365). Totals: 71-for-206 (.345).