Georgios Diamantopoulos

Georgios "Giorgos" Diamantopoulos[1][2] (Greek: Γεώργιος (Γιώργος) Διαμαντόπουλος; born on February 15, 1980) is a Greek former professional basketball player. At a height of 6'5" (1.96 m) tall, he played as a shooting guard-small forward. In the prime of his career, he possessed great scoring ability.

Georgios Diamantopoulos
Γιώργος Διαμαντόπουλος
Personal information
Born (1980-02-15) February 15, 1980 (age 39)
Cholargos, Athens, Greece
NationalityGreek
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
Playing career1997–2017
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Career history
1997–1999Papagou
1999–2003Panionios
2003–2004Olympiacos
2004–2005Panionios
2005–2006Roseto Basket
2006La Palma
2007Samara
2007–2008Kolossos
2008–2010Maroussi
2010–2011Achilleas Kaimakli
2012Vacallo Basket
2012–2013Keravnos
2013–2014Doxa Lefkadas
2014–2015Panionios
2015–2016Papagou
2016–2017Ermionis
Career highlights and awards

Professional careerEdit

In the 2001–02 season, Diamantopoulos led the European-wide 2nd-tier level FIBA Saporta Cup in scoring, averaging 22.6 points per game.[3] In the 2002–03 season, he was the Greek League Top Scorer, while playing for Panionios. He was also a player of the Greek League clubs Papagou and Olympiacos Piraeus. He was also a member of the Italian League club Roseto Basket, and the Spanish Second Division club La Palma.

In the 2006–07 season, Diamantopoulos won the FIBA EuroCup Challenge championship, while playing with the Russian Super League club CSK VSS Samara. He then played with the NBA Summer League squad of the NBA club the Indiana Pacers. During the 2007–08 season, he was a member of Kolossos.

He joined Maroussi for the 2008–09 season.[4] He moved to the Cypriot League club Achilleas in 2010, and then to the Swiss League Vacallo Basket in 2012. He also played with the Cypriot club Keravnos in 2012. He joined Doxa Lefkadas in 2013. He returned to Panionios in 2014. In 2015, he moved to Papagou, and to Ermionis in 2016. He retired from playing professional basketball in 2017.

National team careerEdit

Diamantopoulos was a member of both the Under-16 and Under-18 junior Greek national basketball teams. He won the bronze medal with Greece at the 1998 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship. With Greece's national junior teams, he also played at the 1999 FIBA Under-19 World Cup.

He was also a member of the senior men's Greek national basketball team.

Awards and accomplishmentsEdit

ClubsEdit

Greek junior national teamEdit

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