Full Name:
Lazaros Papadopoulos
Position:
Forward/Center
College:
N/A
Height:
6-11 (2.10 m)
Weight:
255 (115 kg)
Team:
Panathinaikos (Greece)
Birthdate:
June 3, 1980
Birthplace:
Krasnodar, Republic of Georgia

Statistics

HIGHLIGHTS
Originally an early entry candidate for the 2000 and 2001 NBA Drafts but withdrew his name from consideration each time.
Now eligible to be drafted as a player playing outside the United States who is in the year of his 22nd birthday. Born in what is now the Republic of Georgia (established 1991), formerly a part of the Russian Federation.
A former member of the junior and Under-20 Greek National Teams, now a member of the Senior Greek National Team.
Began playing for Iraklis of the Greek League before his 17th birthday.

Following his breakthrough 2000-01 season, earned an invitation to the 2001 NBA Pre-Draft Camp.
Physically strong and fearless player who needs to expand his offensive game.
Has developed into one of the better centers in the Greek League, known for its physical play.
Signed to play the 2001-02 season for Panathinaikos after spending his entire career with Iraklis.

In his first season for Panathinaikos, has been a reserve role player averaging 4.5 points and 5.1 rebounds in 14.3 minutes per game.
Playing on a team with several star players, among them Dejan Bodiroga, one of the top players in Europe whose NBA rights are held by the Sacramento Kings.
In the Greek League All-Star Game, tallied 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Greek Stars dropped a 126-125 decision to the “Rest of the World” team.

Earned substantial playing time for Iraklis as a 20-year-old in 2000-01, averaged 11.7 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots while playing 24.4 minutes per contest.
In Suproleague play against top European teams, averaged 13.7 points, 9.0 rebounds and shot 55 percent from the field.

As a 19-year-old in 1999-2000, played 18.8 minutes per game, averaging 4.9 points and 4.9 rebounds.

As an 18-year-old in 1998-99, played 19.4 minutes per game, averaging 6.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocks.

STATISTICS - Iraklis (Greece)
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
1996-97 3   1 2 .500 0 0 .000 2 0 0 1 2 0.7
1997-98 8   13 30 .433 4 8 .500 48 5 6 6 30 3.8
1998-99 25   64 99 .646 26 33 .788 119 16 7 25 154 6.2
1999-00 26   48 92 .522 32 51 .627 127 17 12 13 128 4.9
2000-01 26   114 187 .610 77 111 .694 214 40 13 34 305 11.7
TOTALS 88   240 410 .585 139 203 .685 510 78 38 79 619 7.0
Three-point field goals: 0-for-1 (.000).

STATISTICS - Panathinaikos (Greece)
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2001-02 22   38 63 .603 23 38 .605 113 15 5 11 99 4.5
Three-point field goals: 0-for-0 (.000).