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George "Georginho" Lucas Alves de Paula[1] (born May 24, 1996), commonly known as Georginho, is a Brazilian professional basketball player for Paulistano/Corpore of the Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB).

George de Paula
No. 32 – Paulistano
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1996-05-24) May 24, 1996 (age 23)
Diadema, São Paulo, Brazil
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight194 lb (88 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2017 / Undrafted
Playing career2013–present
Career history
2013–2016 Esporte Clube Pinheiros
2017–2018Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Career highlights and awards


Professional careerEdit

Pinheiros (2013–2016)Edit

De Paula made his professional debut with E.C. Pinheiros in Brazil's top-tier level league, the NBB, during the 2013–14 season. On April 21, 2015, de Paula entered the 2015 NBA draft.[2] He then withdrew from the draft, before the draft removal deadline.[3][4]

Athletico Paulistano (2016–2017)Edit

In 2016, he joined the Brazilian League club Club Athletico Paulistano.

Rio Grande Valley Vipers (2017–2018)Edit

On the April 2017 deadline, de Paula decided to enter his name for the 2017 NBA draft. Two months later, he became one of only 10 international underclassmen to confirm his permanent entry for the NBA Draft that year. Ultimately, he would not be drafted that year, but competed for the Houston Rockets in 2017 NBA Summer League.[5] He would later sign a training camp deal with the Rockets on September 27 that same year. He would later be one of four players released from the team on October 13. Later on that month, de Paula would sign with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers for the rest of the season.

Return to Paulistano (2018–present)Edit

On June 11, 2018, de Paula returned to Paulistano.[6]

National team careerEdit

Brazilian junior national teamEdit

De Paula played with Brazil’s under-17 national team at the 2013 FIBA South American Under-17 Championship, where he won a bronze medal. He represented his country's under-18 national team, at the 2014 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship.[7]

Brazilian senior national teamEdit

De Paula has been a member of the senior Brazilian national basketball team. With Brazil, he played at the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup.


  1. ^ George Lucas ALVES DE PAULA (BRA).
  2. ^ Carchia, E. "George Lucas and Lucas Dias enter the 2015 NBA Draft". Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  3. ^ Top international players who took their names out of NBA draft.
  4. ^ "George Lucas Player Profile". RealGM. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Troy Williams, Isaiah Taylor shine in Summer League loss". The Dream Shake. Retrieved 2017-07-11.
  6. ^ "Georginho de Paula comes back to Paulistano". June 11, 2018. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  7. ^ George Lucas ALVES DE PAULA (BRA).

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