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Full Name: Sofoklis Schortsanitis
Position: Forward/Center
Height/Weight: 6-9 (2.05 m)/ 255 (115.7 kg)
Birthdate: June 22, 1985 (Tiko, Cameroon)
High School: Aristotelio (Thessaloniki, Greece)
Team: Iraklis (Greece)

Selected in the second round (34th overall) by the Los Angeles Clippers

  • Q&A with Schortsanitis

  • Iraklis (Greece)
    Three-point field goals: Totals: 0-for-0.

    An early entry candidate for the 2003 NBA Draft.

    Career Highlights: Made a major impact on the Greek League in his first full season in 2002-03. Made his debut in the 2000-01 season as a 15-year-old. Was a member of the Greek Junior National Team in 2001. In the European Junior Championships played in Latvia in 2001, finished second in the competition in rebounding (10.1 rpg) and was named to the All-Star Team.

    (2002-03): Was listed among the top 10 in the league in field goal percentage (58.3%) and in the top 20 in rebounding (6.2 rpg) in about 22 minutes per game. Scored 14 points in 16 minutes against AEK on perfect shooting, hitting all five of his field goal attempts and all four of his free throws. His teammates included international league veteran Steve Bucknall, who played briefly for the Los Angeles Lakers after a fine career at North Carolina.

    (2001-02): Played sparingly in the 2001-02 season, appearing in 11 games as a 16-year-old. Appeared in 11 games, playing 6.7 minutes per game in those games. Averaged 2.8 points and 1.4 rebounds.

    Strengths: Scouting reports indicate he is a relentless offensive rebounder with an improving post-up game.

    Personal: According to, his father is from Greece and his mother from Cameroon.