Viktor Sanikidze (Georgia)

Viktor Sanikidze

Nationality: GEO
Born : 01.04.1986
Place of birth: Tbilisi (GEO)
Height: 2.03m
Position: SF

13.6Points per game
9.1Rebounds per game
2.0Assists per game





  • » Ranks #4 in Defensive Rebounds (7.1)
  • » Ranks #5 in Total Rebounds (9.1)
  • » Ranks #3 in Double-Doubles (4)
Viktor Sanikidze - EuroBasket 2013 Profile
Team 2012-13: Montepaschi Siena (Italy-Lega)
Career: Globe Tech (USA-NCAAJ, 2001-02); Academy Tblisi (Georgia-Highest League, 2002-03); JDA Dijon (France-Pro A, 2003-06); Estudiantes Madrid (Spain-ACB, 2006-07); Dinamo Tbilisi (Georgia-Superleague, 2008); Tartu Rock (Estonia-EMKL, 2008-09); Virtus Bologna (Italy-Lega, 2009-12); Montepaschi Siena (Italy-Lega, 2012-13)

Not many players built their career step-by-step as marvellously as Viktor did. A promising prospect that was drafted at the age of 18 by the San Antonio Spurs, he failed at first to fit into the Spanish league. The extent of his failures in Spain saw him return to Georgia and then to Estonia where he caught the eye of Virtus Bologna. In his debut season there he recorded 6.9 points and 5.6 rebounds-a-game. In the third season his points accumulation had improved to 11.7 points and he had become the the best rebounder in the Italian league with 11 a-night. This was enough for him to last season win a spot on the roster of famed club Montepaschi Siena. Despite winning the championship in style, Viktor experienced another slow start, but you already know how these stories develop for him. One of the best leapers in European basketball, he will now try to replicate his excellent performances from 2011 when he led his team in points (12.0) and rebounds (8.0 - 6th best in EuroBasket 2011).


vs Romania (W 80-64)286/1060.06/875.00/20.00/00.0191022214112
vs Bosnia and Herzegovina (W 95-96)319/1850.08/1457.11/425.00/00.0381122202119
vs Latvia (W 79-76)364/850.03/560.01/333.31/250.014521113310
vs Romania (W 74-91)316/1060.05/862.51/250.00/00.015622204213
vs Bosnia and Herzegovina (L 103-107)314/944.43/560.01/425.03/475.0371051014212
vs Latvia (W 70-73)332/825.01/616.71/250.02/450.01890200327
vs Netherlands (W 97-89)347/1450.05/862.52/633.36/785.7491313111422
CategorySeason highCareer high
Points2304.09.2013 vs. Poland35 - U20 European Championship Men 2006
18.07.2006 vs Czech Republic
Total Rebounds132 times19 - European Championship for Men U18 2004
10.08.2003 vs Belgium
Assists505.09.2012 vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina6 - 2 times
Steals23 times5 - 3 times
Blocked Shots15 times3 - 3 times
Minutes3707.09.2013 vs. Slovenia43 - EuroBasket 2015
17.08.2014 vs Portugal
Field Goals Made921.08.2012 vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina13 - U20 European Championship Men 2006
18.07.2006 vs Czech Republic
Field Goals Attempted1821.08.2012 vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina23 - European Championship for Men U18 2004
13.07.2004 vs Russia
2 Pts Field Goals Made821.08.2012 vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina12 - U20 European Championship Men 2006
19.07.2006 vs Ukraine
2 Pts Field Goals Attempted1421.08.2012 vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina17 - U20 European Championship Men 2006
19.07.2006 vs Ukraine
3 Pts Field Goals Made304.09.2013 vs. Poland6 - U20 European Championship Men 2006
18.07.2006 vs Czech Republic
3 Pts Field Goals Attempted708.09.2013 vs. Czech Republic11 - 2 times
Free Throws Made611.09.2012 vs. Netherlands9 - European Championship for Men U18 2004
01.04.2004 vs Italy
Free Throws Attempted804.09.2013 vs. Poland11 - European Championship for Men U18 2004
01.04.2004 vs Italy
Offensive Rebounds42 times9 - 2 times
Defensive Rebounds1007.09.2013 vs. Slovenia15 - U20 European Championship Men 2006
16.07.2006 vs Netherlands



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