Sofoklis Schortsanitis (Greece)

Sofoklis Schortsanitis

Nationality: GRE
Born : 22.06.1985
Place of birth: Tiko (CMR)
Height: 2.06m
Position: C

Greece
Sofoklis Schortsanitis - EuroBasket 2013 Profile
Team 2012-13: Panathinaikos (Greece-ESAKE)
Career: Iraklis Thessaloniki (Greece-ESAKE, 2000-03); Pallacanestro Cantù (Italy-Lega, 2003-04); Aris Thessaloniki (Greece-ESAKE, 2004-05); Olympiacos Piraeus (Greece-ESAKE, 2005-10); Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel-BSL, 2010-12); Panathinaikos (Greece-ESAKE, 2012-13)

Any player that makes his debut in the Greek top flight at the age of 16 and makes his first appearance with the senior national team before his 18th birthday would have a tone of high expectations deposited upon him. If that player also possesses the unique physical qualities of Sofoklis Schortsanitis, which render him impossible to defend in the low post for any opponent in Europe, those expectations can weigh heavily and lead to a turbulent career with enormous ups and downs. At the age of 28 however, 'Big Sofo' has finally reached a point where he is no longer under constant scrutiny and, when he feels comfortable and his teammates use him efficiently, he will produce the goods like no other player can in the paint. Now that he is no longer expected to play for long stretches in every game or hit all of his free throws, Sofoklis could contribute his best yet to the Greeks' campaign.

CategorySeason highCareer high
Points 34 - European Championship for Junior Men 2002
13.07.2002 vs Turkey
Total Rebounds 20 - European Championship for Junior Men 2002
14.07.2002 vs Latvia
Assists 4 - European Championship for Junior Men 2002
26.04.2002 vs Bulgaria
Steals 5 - European Championship for Junior Men 2002
14.07.2002 vs Latvia
Blocked Shots 3 - 3 times
Minutes 39 - European Championship for Junior Men 2002
14.07.2002 vs Latvia
Field Goals Made 15 - European Championship for Junior Men 2002
13.07.2002 vs Turkey
Field Goals Attempted 21 - European Championship for Junior Men 2002
16.07.2002 vs Croatia
2 Pts Field Goals Made 15 - European Championship for Junior Men 2002
13.07.2002 vs Turkey
2 Pts Field Goals Attempted 21 - European Championship for Junior Men 2002
16.07.2002 vs Croatia
3 Pts Field Goals Made  
3 Pts Field Goals Attempted  
Free Throws Made 12 - European Championship for Junior Men 2002
14.07.2002 vs Latvia
Free Throws Attempted 20 - European Championship for Junior Men 2002
28.04.2002 vs Israel
Offensive Rebounds 10 - European Championship for Junior Men 2002
14.07.2002 vs Latvia
Defensive Rebounds 13 - European Championship for Junior Men 2002
28.04.2002 vs Israel
Participations in FIBA Europe competitionsPPGRPGAPG
FIBA World Championship for Men 2010 (Greece) 12.04.80.3
EuroBasket - Final Round 2009 (Greece) 11.93.40.2
Olympic Games: Tournament Men 2008 (Greece) 3.01.40.0
FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men 2008 (Greece) 6.32.80.3
World Championship for Men 2006 (Greece) 7.91.00.1
Stankovic Continental Champions Cup 2006 (Greece) 5.02.00.0
World Championship for Junior Men 2003 (Greece) 22.310.71.3
World Championship for Junior Men 2003 (Greece) 17.010.30.7
European Championship for Men - Semi-Final Round 2003 (Greece) 4.54.00.5
European Championship for Junior Men - Final Round 2002 (Greece) 19.98.92.0
European Championship for Junior Men - Challenge Round 2002 (Greece) 13.812.52.0
Saporta Cup 2002 (Iraklis BC SA) 3.33.00.7
European Championship for Cadets - Final Round 2001 (Greece) 15.09.40.9

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