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.
Pasečņiks with Gran Canaria in 2018
|No. 14 – Herbalife Gran Canaria|
|Born||December 20, 1995|
|Listed height||7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)|
|Listed weight||229 lb (104 kg)|
|NBA draft||2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall|
|Selected by the Orlando Magic|
|2015–2016||→Gran Canaria B|
|Career highlights and awards|
NBA Draft rightEdit
Pasečņiks was drafted by the Orlando Magic with the 25th overall pick in the first round of the 2017 NBA draft. He was immediately traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for future first-round and second-round picks.
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
- "PASECNIKS, ANZEJS". www.euroleague.net. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
- "Anzejs Pasecniks jugará en liga EBA con el Gran Canaria". www.acb.com (in Spanish). August 13, 2015. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
- "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.
- Levick, Noah (July 1, 2019). "Sixers renounce rights to 2017 first-round pick, Anzejs Pasecniks, team source confirms". NBC Sports. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
- "Sixers trade for Latvian center Anzejs Pasecniks after he was drafted by Magic". Philly.com. June 22, 2017. Retrieved August 16, 2017.