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Anžejs Pasečņiks (Latvian pronunciation: ['an.ʒɛ͡is 'pa.sɛt͡ʃ.ɲiks]; born December 20, 1995) is a Latvian professional basketball player. He currently plays for Herbalife Gran Canaria in the Liga ACB.

Anžejs Pasečņiks
No. 14 – Herbalife Gran Canaria
LeagueLiga ACB
Personal information
Born (1995-12-20) December 20, 1995 (age 23)
Riga, Latvia
Listed height7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)
Listed weight229 lb (104 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
Selected by the Orlando Magic
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–2015VEF Rīga
2015–presentGran Canaria
2015–2016Gran Canaria B
Career highlights and awards


Professional careerEdit

He made his professional debut in the Latvian League with VEF Rīga in 2012.[1]

In August 2015, Pasečņiks signed with the Spanish club Herbalife Gran Canaria. He would play in its reserve team, club of the Liga EBA, fourth division.[2]

He debuted with the ACB team in the Supercopa Endesa.

Pasečņiks was drafted by the Orlando Magic with the 25th overall pick in the first round of the 2017 NBA draft.[3] He was immediately traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for future first-round and second-round picks.[4]

National team careerEdit

He is a regular Latvian youth national team player. He helped Latvia's U-18 national team reach semi-finals at the 2013 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, where he was named to the All-Tournament Team, averaging 12.6 points and 7.7 rebounds at the tournament.

Accomplishments and awardsEdit



  1. ^ "PASECNIKS, ANZEJS". Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  2. ^ "Anzejs Pasecniks jugará en liga EBA con el Gran Canaria". (in Spanish). August 13, 2015. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  3. ^ "NBA draft 2017 pick-by-pick recap: Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball are first two selections". Los Angeles Times. June 22, 2017. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  4. ^ "Sixers trade for Latvian center Anzejs Pasecniks after he was drafted by Magic". June 22, 2017. Retrieved August 16, 2017.

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