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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
Anžejs Pasečņiks 14 CB Gran Canaria EuroLeague 20181012.jpg
Pasečņiks with Gran Canaria in 2018
No. 14 – Herbalife Gran Canaria
PositionCenter
LeagueLiga ACB
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1995-12-20) December 20, 1995 (age 23)
Riga, Latvia
NationalityLatvian
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

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Professional careerEdit

EuropeEdit

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.

NBA Draft rightEdit

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.

On July 1, 2019, the Philadelphia 76ers renounced his draft right to Pasečņiks.[4] On July 3, 2019, Pasečņiks joined the Washington Wizards summer league team. [5]

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

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PASECNIKS, ANZEJS". www.euroleague.net. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  2. ^ "Anzejs Pasecniks jugará en liga EBA con el Gran Canaria". www.acb.com (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. ^ Levick, Noah (July 1, 2019). "Sixers renounce rights to 2017 first-round pick, Anzejs Pasecniks, team source confirms". NBC Sports. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  5. ^ "Sixers trade for Latvian center Anzejs Pasecniks after he was drafted by Magic". Philly.com. June 22, 2017. Retrieved August 16, 2017.

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