Juan Palacios (basketball)
Palacios with Lietuvos rytas, in 2014.
|No. 3 – Élan Chalon|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|League||LNB Pro A|
|Born||May 11, 1985|
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||244.2 lb (111 kg)|
|High school||Our Saviour New American|
(Centereach, New York)
|NBA draft||2008 / Undrafted|
|2009–2011||UB La Palma|
|2012–2013||Guerreros de Bogotá|
|Career highlights and awards|
Palacios played college basketball at the University of Louisville, from 2004 to 2008, averaging 8.9 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. He had hoped to become the first Colombian to play in the NBA, but he was not selected in the 2008 NBA draft. In the Louisville Media Guide, he listed former Cardinal player Francisco Garcia, as his favorite NBA player.
After one year at CB Vic, where Palacios debuted as professional player, and two years playing on loan at UB La Palma, in LEB Oro, CB Gran Canaria added him to play in Spain's top-tier level Liga ACB, in 2011. On August 14, 2013, he signed with Lietuvos Rytas, of the Lithuanian Basketball League. In August 2014, he signed a one-year deal with Pınar Karşıyaka.
On February 15, 2017, Palacios signed with Turkish club Tofaş, for the rest of the 2016–17 BSL season. On August 10, 2017, Palacios signed with Lithuanian club Neptūnas Klaipėda, for the 2017–18 season. On January 2, 2018, he moved to the Turkish club Beşiktaş. He signed with Élan Chalon of the French league on July 20, 2018.
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|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||PIR||Performance Index Rating|
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
|2008–09||CB Vic||LEB Oro||30||19.6||.489||.256||.649||4.1||.7||.7||.2||8.6|
|2009–10||UB La Palma||34||26.7||.461||.227||.808||6.6||1.8||1.2||.3||13.1|
|2011–12||Gran Canaria 2014||ACB||31||19.2||.456||.286||.793||4.3||.7||.6||.1||7.6|
|2012||Guerreros de Bogotá||Liga DirecTV||?||?||?||?||?||?||?||?||?||?|
|2012–13||JSF Nanterre||LNB Pro A||22||18.6||.467||.462||.600||4.6||1.0||.9||.3||7.4|
|2013–14||BC Lietuvos rytas||LKL||26||23.2||.598||.250||.630||6.7||2.1||1.5||.3||14.4|
- Juan Palacios at Rivals.com
- Palacios brings Colombian flavor to draft. NBA.com.
- Five Quick Questions with Juan Palacios
- El Gran Canaria 2014 apuesta por Juan Palacios ACB.com July 26, 2011
- "Lietuvos Rytas picks up big man Palacios". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
- "Pinar Karsiyaka adds big man Palacios". Eurocupbasketball.com. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
- "Tofas Bursa signed Juan Palacios". Eurohoops.net. February 15, 2017. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
- "neptūno"-gretose-–-atletiškasis-juanas-palaciosas-komentarai ""NEPTŪNO" GRETOSE – ATLETIŠKASIS AUKŠTAŪGIS JUANAS PALACIOSAS (KOMENTARAI)". bcneptunas.lt (in Lithuanian). August 10, 2017. Retrieved August 10, 2017.
- "Besiktas officially signs Juan Palacios". Sportando.com. 2 January 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
- "Elan Chalon signs Juan Palacios". Sportando. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
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