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Juan Diego Tello Palacios (born May 11, 1985) is a Colombian professional basketball player for Élan Chalon of the LNB Pro A.

Juan Palacios
Juan Palacios by Augustas Didzgalvis.jpg
Palacios with Lietuvos rytas, in 2014.
No. 3 – Élan Chalon
PositionPower forward / Center
LeagueLNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1985-05-11) May 11, 1985 (age 34)
Medellín, Colombia
NationalityColombian
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight244.2 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High schoolOur Saviour New American
(Centereach, New York)
CollegeLouisville (2004–2008)
NBA draft2008 / Undrafted
Playing career2008–present
Career history
2008–2009CB Vic
2009–2011UB La Palma
2011–2012Gran Canaria
2012–2013Guerreros de Bogotá
2013JSF Nanterre
2013–2014Lietuvos rytas
2014–2016Pınar Karşıyaka
2017Tofaş
2017Neptūnas Klaipėda
2018Beşiktaş
2018–presentÉlan Chalon
Career highlights and awards

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High schoolEdit

Born in Medellín, Colombia, Palacios attended high school at Our Savior New American in Centereach, New York, United States. As a senior, he averaged 20.2 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 2.2 steals.

College careerEdit

Palacios played college basketball at the University of Louisville, from 2004 to 2008, averaging 8.9 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.[1] He had hoped to become the first Colombian to play in the NBA,[2] 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.[3]

Professional careerEdit

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.[4] On August 14, 2013, he signed with Lietuvos Rytas, of the Lithuanian Basketball League.[5] In August 2014, he signed a one-year deal with Pınar Karşıyaka.[6]

On February 15, 2017, Palacios signed with Turkish club Tofaş, for the rest of the 2016–17 BSL season.[7] On August 10, 2017, Palacios signed with Lithuanian club Neptūnas Klaipėda, for the 2017–18 season.[8] On January 2, 2018, he moved to the Turkish club Beşiktaş.[9] He signed with Élan Chalon of the French league on July 20, 2018.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  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
 Bold  Career high

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.

EuroLeagueEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2013–14 Lietuvos Rytas 10 9 25.2 .444 .000 .743 5.6 1.4 .8 1.1 10.0 10.6

Domestic leaguesEdit

Season Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
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
2010–11 29 27.6 .509 .316 .742 6.5 1.9 1.5 .3 16.9
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
VTB 24 25.5 .581 .500 .711 6.5 2.0 1.1 .3 13.3
2014–15 Pinar Karşıyaka BSL 42 26.9 .474 .111 .667 6.8 2.1 1.1 .3 12.1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Juan Palacios at Rivals.com
  2. ^ Palacios brings Colombian flavor to draft. NBA.com.
  3. ^ Five Quick Questions with Juan Palacios
  4. ^ El Gran Canaria 2014 apuesta por Juan Palacios ACB.com July 26, 2011
  5. ^ "Lietuvos Rytas picks up big man Palacios". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Pinar Karsiyaka adds big man Palacios". Eurocupbasketball.com. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Tofas Bursa signed Juan Palacios". Eurohoops.net. February 15, 2017. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  8. ^ "neptūno"-gretose-–-atletiškasis-juanas-palaciosas-komentarai ""NEPTŪNO" GRETOSE – ATLETIŠKASIS AUKŠTAŪGIS JUANAS PALACIOSAS (KOMENTARAI)". bcneptunas.lt (in Lithuanian). August 10, 2017. Retrieved August 10, 2017.
  9. ^ "Besiktas officially signs Juan Palacios". Sportando.com. 2 January 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Elan Chalon signs Juan Palacios". Sportando. Retrieved July 20, 2018.

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