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Nikolaos Georgalis (Greek: Νικόλαος Γεωργαλής; born July 23, 1957[1]), commonly known as either Nikos Galis
Nikos Galis
(Greek: Νίκος Γκάλης), or Nick Galis, is a retired Greek American professional basketball player. He was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991, is an inaugural member of the FIBA
FIBA
Hall of Fame[2] and was chosen as one of the 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors in 2008.[3] Galis is widely regarded as one of Europe's greatest scorers to ever play the game, as well as one of the all-time greatest players in FIBA
FIBA
international basketball history.[a] In 2017, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball
Basketball
Hall of Fame.[7] Galis played the point guard position during his college basketball years at Seton Hall
Seton Hall
University, but turned into a shooting guard as a professional. He spent most of his career in Aris, before having a late stint with Panathinaikos. He is the EuroLeague's all-time leader in points per game (counting both FIBA
FIBA
Europe
Europe
and Euroleague Basketball
Basketball
Company era games 1958 season–present), leading the competition in scoring eight times. In the premier European club scene, he reached the EuroLeague
EuroLeague
Final Four on four occasions, three consecutive times with Aris (1988, 1989, and 1990), and another one with Panathinaikos (1994). An eight-time Greek league champion, Galis is the league's all-time leading scorer, in both career points scored and career scoring average, counting all league formats (since the 1963–64 season). Galis led the Greek national team to a EuroBasket
EuroBasket
gold medal in 1987, as well as to a EuroBasket
EuroBasket
silver medal in 1989, earning the tournament MVP honor in 1987, and being elected to the All-EuroBasket Team four times. Among his myriad accomplishments, he holds the EuroBasket
EuroBasket
record for highest career scoring average (31.2 points per game), and was the leading scorer of four EuroBasket
EuroBasket
tournaments in 1983, 1987, 1989, and 1991. In addition to that, he holds the FIBA World Cup record for highest career scoring average (33.5 points per game), as well as for most points ever scored in a single tournament, which he set at the 1986 FIBA
FIBA
World Cup. Following the stunning success of the EuroBasket
EuroBasket
title in 1987, he won the Mr. Europa
Mr. Europa
Player of the Year and the Euroscar
Euroscar
awards the same year. Nicknamed "Iron Man",[8] "Nick The Greek",[9] and "The Gangster",[10] Galis is highly revered in Greece, where he is considered to be the greatest national athlete the country has ever seen.[11] His years at Aris lifted Greek basketball from relative obscurity, to global power status, with Galis being the figure that eventually inspired thousands of Greeks to take up the game.[12]

Contents

1 US career

1.1 College stats

2 Greek career

2.1 Aris 2.2 Panathinaikos

3 Professional career scoring statistics

3.1 Greek League season by season scoring stats

4 Greek National Team

4.1 Galis' top 10 scoring FIBA
FIBA
rules games with the Greek National Team 4.2 Scoring statistics with the Greek National Team in FIBA
FIBA
rules games

5 Highest scoring single games by competition 6 Player profile 7 Retirement 8 Quotes about Galis 9 Awards and accomplishments

9.1 College 9.2 Pro career 9.3 Greek National Team

10 References 11 References 12 Notes 13 External links

US career[edit]

Nikos Galis
Nikos Galis
during a basketball game in October 1991.

Galis was born in Union City, New Jersey. The child of a poor immigrant family from the Greek islands of Rhodes
Rhodes
and Nisyros, Nick took up boxing in his early years, after his father, George Georgalis, who had also been a boxer in his youth. He was persuaded to give up boxing by his mother, Stella Georgalis, who was terrified each time that her son would return home with a new facial injury. As a result, he started playing basketball and attended Union Hill High School
Union Hill High School
in Union City.[4] After high school, Galis enrolled at Seton Hall
Seton Hall
University, where he played college basketball as a member of the Seton Hall
Seton Hall
Pirates. In his senior season, Galis saw his scoring average reach 27.5 points per game, which was third in the nation, behind Idaho State's Lawrence Butler (30.1 points per game) and Indiana State's Larry Bird
Larry Bird
(28.6 points per game),[13] including a 48-point outburst against the University of Santa Clara.[14] The same year, he also took part in the Pizza Hut All-American game alongside Bird and Vinnie Johnson.[15] During his 4 year college career, Galis played in a total of 107 games and scored 1,651 points, for a career scoring average of 15.4 points per game.[16] Galis' coach at Seton Hall, Billy Raftery, would later state that Galis was the best player he ever coached. While at Seton Hall, Galis was a good friend and roommate of Italian-American professional basketball player Dan Callandrillo.[17] After finishing his collegiate career in 1979, Galis signed with agent Bill Manon, who also managed Diana Ross. Manon did not have Galis work out with any NBA
NBA
team.[18] Galis was eventually selected by the Boston Celtics in the 4th round of the 1979 NBA
NBA
Draft, 68th overall. Due to a severe ankle injury that he suffered during the Celtics pre-season training camp,[19] the franchise was no longer interested in offering him a contract because Gerald Henderson had taken his place, and his injury would keep him out for the foreseeable future. It was then that Galis decided to pursue a professional career in Greece's Basket League. Later, while playing in Greece, he would be offered NBA
NBA
contracts by the Celtics and the New Jersey Nets. However, he turned the offers down, because at the time, and until 1989, FIBA did not have professional status, and consequently did not allow NBA players to compete at the national team level. Since playing for the Greek national team meant so much to him, he stayed in Greece. Celtics legend Red Auerbach
Red Auerbach
later said that the single biggest mistake he ever made in his career was not keeping Galis.[20][21] College stats[edit] [22]

Season Team Competition Games Played Field Goal% Free Throw% Rebounds Assists Points

1975–76

Seton Hall

NCAA D-I

24

47.5

70.4

1.1

1.8

3.2

1976–77

Seton Hall

NCAA D-I

29

38.1

81.9

2.3

4.8

12.6

1977–78

Seton Hall

NCAA D-I

27

52.1

82.6

2.4

4.5

17.3

1978–79

Seton Hall

NCAA D-I

27

57.6

82.6

3.5

3.9

27.5

Career Totals

Seton Hall

NCAA D-I

107

50.0

81.7

2.4

3.8

15.4

Greek career[edit] Galis made the move across the Atlantic, and signed to play with Aris of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1979. Panathinaikos and Olympiacos had also shown some interest in signing the newcomer, but it was Aris' interest that was the most persuasive. His move to the country helped Greek basketball reach heights never before imagined. In 1983, while playing in a game with the Greek national team against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Chapel Hill, Greece's shooting guard Galis, while being guarded by North Carolina's shooting guard Michael Jordan, scored 50 points during the game.[23][24] He played in the 1986 FIBA World Championship, where he led all players in scoring average, with 33.5 points per game. In that tournament, he had a 53-point outburst against the Panamanian national basketball team. Galis next led the Greek national basketball team
Greek national basketball team
to the EuroBasket 1987 gold medal. Averaging 37.0 points per game during the tournament, he was named the MVP of the tournament, after scoring 40 points in the final against the Soviet Union national basketball team
Soviet Union national basketball team
and its legendary player, Šarūnas Marčiulionis, for a 103–101 victory. Galis also led Greece
Greece
to the second place at the EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1989, averaging 35.6 points per game. Galis is most remembered from that tournament, for a stunning effort against the Soviet team led by Marčiulionis, and its other star player, Arvydas Sabonis, in the semifinal game. He scored 45 out of his team's 81 total points in a dramatic, last-gasp 81–80 victory.[25] The Greek team then settled for a second-place finish, after losing against the ever-dominant Yugoslavian national basketball team in the tournament's final. Aris[edit] Averaging more than 30 points per game every season, Galis was the indisputable leader of Aris. Playing alongside other great players at Aris such as Panagiotis Giannakis
Panagiotis Giannakis
and Slobodan Subotić (who was known in Greece
Greece
as Lefteris Soumpotits), Galis won 8 Greek League championships (7 of them consecutively, and 3 undefeated, in the years 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1991), 6 Greek Cups (4 of them consecutively, in the years 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1992), and led Aris to 3 consecutive appearances at the FIBA
FIBA
European Champions' Cup Final Four ('88, '89, and '90). In the one disappointment of an otherwise glittering career with Aris, all three FIBA
FIBA
European Champions' Cup appearances ended in defeat in the semifinals, thus depriving Galis of the opportunity to shine all the way on Europe's biggest club, stage at the FIBA
FIBA
European Champions' Cup Finals. The team's performances and general standard of play, however, won the heart of most every basketball fan in Greece. Indeed, cinemas and theaters would often reduce their admission prices on Thursday evenings, when Aris was playing, and the entire country settled down to watch them on television. After a disappointing season in 1991–92, Galis was forced to leave Aris.[26] The new management of the team, and the fact that the club was in decay, were the main causes for his departure. Galis, who adored Thessaloniki, had insisted on remaining in the club and playing for the team, as he believed that he still had a lot to offer. Panathinaikos[edit]

Galis with Panathinaikos

Galis moved to Athens
Athens
in the summer of 1992, to play with Panathinaikos, and he was the player who then led the "Greens" to a club rebirth, after it had suffered through a long drought period, during which the historical team remained without titles. The previous season (1991–92) had been particularly disappointing for the club, with the team finishing eighth in the Greek league. As the team's captain, Galis inspired the young players of Panathinaikos, such as Fragiskos Alvertis
Fragiskos Alvertis
and Nikos Oikonomou, and gradually brought back hope to the team's fans. So much so, as to the point that the club's then home arena, Glyfada Indoor Hall, was always overcrowded. In that season (1992–93), Panathinaikos finished second in the Greek league, and won the Greek Cup, which was the seventh Greek Cup title for Galis. The following season (1993–94), Galis was the FIBA
FIBA
European League Top Scorer (averaging 23.8 points per game in 21 games) and passer (4.7 assists per game, in 21 games). In the decisive game 3 of the EuroLeague
EuroLeague
quarterfinals, against the reigning FIBA
FIBA
European League champions, Limoges, Galis truly led Panathinaikos into a new club era, with their qualification to the 1994 FIBA
FIBA
European League Final Four, by scoring 30 points on 75% field goal shooting in the game. The "Greens" eventually finished in 3rd place in the FIBA
FIBA
European League that season, after losing in the semifinal, but it was still a success they had never reached before. Galis scored 30 points in the third place game against FC Barcelona, leading all scorers in the game. In his third season in Panthinaikos (1994–95), Galis teamed up with Panagiotis Giannakis
Panagiotis Giannakis
and Žarko Paspalj, to make a strong effort to win the FIBA
FIBA
European League. Galis was the player who led Panathinaikos to the Top 16 group, as he prevented the elimination of Panathinaikos by Budivelnik Kiev, with a team-high 23 points in the decisive second-leg victory. He was also the leader of the team in the Greek Cup win against Olympiacos, at Sporting Sports Arena. But Galis' career controversially ended on October 18, 1994,[27] a few games after the start of the Greek League 1994–95 season. Kostas Politis, Panathinaikos' coach at the time, chose not to include Galis in the starting line-up of a Greek League game against Ambelokipi. Galis left the court, and never again returned to action.[28] His last game in professional basketball, was as a player of Panathinaikos, in a game against AO Dafni, on October 12, 1994. In the game, Galis scored 8 points in 35 minutes of playing time, as his team won in a blowout, 82–60. Professional career scoring statistics[edit] [29][30][31]

Competition Games Played Points Scored Scoring Average Ref.

Greek League

385

12,857

33.4

[32]

Greek Cup

55

1,935

35.2

European Cups ( FIBA
FIBA
EuroLeague
EuroLeague
& FIBA
FIBA
Korać Cup)

148

4,846

32.7

[33]

FIBA
FIBA
International Competitions (Greek National Team)

169

5,167

30.6

[34]

Career Totals

757

24,805

32.8

Greek League season by season scoring stats[edit]

(Counting regular season only)

[35][36]

Season Competition Games Played Points Scored Scoring Average Club

1979–80

Greek League

22

692

31.4

Aris

1980–81

Greek League

26

1,143

44.0

Aris

1981–82

Greek League

22

828

37.6

Aris

1982–83

Greek League

24

869

36.2

Aris

1983–84

Greek League

23

948

41.2

Aris

1984–85

Greek League

24

891

37.1

Aris

1985–86

Greek League

24

944

39.3

Aris

1986–87

Greek League

18

715

39.7

Aris

1987–88

Greek League

18

651

36.2

Aris

1988–89

Greek League

17

641

37.7

Aris

1989–90

Greek League

23

893

38.8

Aris

1990–91

Greek League

23

813

35.3

Aris

1991–92

Greek League

26

835

32.1

Aris

1992–93

Greek League

26

615

23.6

Panathinaikos

1993–94

Greek League

33

622

18.8

Panathinaikos

1994–95

Greek League

4

51

12.8

Panathinaikos

Greek National Team[edit] With the senior men's Greek national basketball team, Galis averaged 33.3 points per game at the EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1983, 33.5 points per game at the 1986 FIBA
FIBA
World Championship, 37.0 points per game at the EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1987, 35.6 points per game at the EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1989, and 32.4 points per game at the EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1991. He won the gold medal at the EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1987, and the silver medal at the EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1989. He was the leading scorer of the EuroBasket
EuroBasket
four times, was a four-time All- EuroBasket
EuroBasket
Team member, and he was named the MVP of the EuroBasket 1987. He was also the leading scorer of the 1986 FIBA
FIBA
World Championship. Galis' top 10 scoring FIBA
FIBA
rules games with the Greek National Team[edit] [30]

Points Scored Date Opponents Final Game Score Tournament

53

7/5/1986 Panama 110–81 1986 FIBA
FIBA
World Championship

52

9/10/1984 Poland 88–89 EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1985 Qualification

49

7/20/1986 China 111–112 1986 FIBA
FIBA
World Championship

48

1/4/1981 Finland 101–92 FIBA
FIBA
International Tournament

48

11/19/1989 Denmark 113–91 Friendly

47

11/29/1984 Bulgaria 91–84 1986 FIBA
FIBA
World Championship Qualification

47

5/23/1982 Belgium 97–72 EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1983 Qualification

46

6/20/1986 Netherlands 104–88 1986 Acropolis International Tournament

46

11/25/1989 Romania 97–77 EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1991 Qualification

45

6/24/1989 Soviet Union 81–80 EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1989

Scoring statistics with the Greek National Team in FIBA
FIBA
rules games[edit] [30]

Tournament Games Played Points Scored Scoring Average

1980 Olympics Qualification

4

78

19.5

FIBA
FIBA
International Tournament (1980–89)

28

853

30.5

Friendlies (1981–91)

18

450

25.0

EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1981 Qualification

8

225

28.1

EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1981

8

161

20.1

1982 Balkan Games

4

97

24.3

EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1983 Qualification

9

283

31.4

EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1983

7

233

33.3

1984 Olympics Qualification

9

288

32.0

EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1985 Qualification

5

178

35.6

1984 Balkan Games

3

89

29.7

1986 FIBA
FIBA
World Championship Qualification

6

206

34.3

1986 Acropolis International Tournament

3

108

36.0

1986 FIBA
FIBA
World Championship

10

335

33.5

1986 Balkan Games

3

117

39.0

1987 Acropolis International Tournament

3

112

37.3

EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1987

8

296

37.0

1988 Olympics Qualification

9

254

28.2

EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1989 Qualification

4

146

36.5

1989 Acropolis International Tournament

3

113

37.7

EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1989

5

178

35.6

1990 Acropolis International Tournament

1

8

8.0

EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1991 Qualification

3

134

44.7

1991 Acropolis International Tournament

3

63

21.0

EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1991

5

162

32.4

Career Totals

169

5,167

30.6

Highest scoring single games by competition[edit]

Points Scored Competition Game Year Ref.

53 points FIBA
FIBA
World Cup Greece vs. Panama 1986 [37]

46 points FIBA
FIBA
EuroBasket Greece vs. Sweden 1983 [38]

50 points FIBA
FIBA
EuroLeague (1st tier) Aris vs. Olimpia Milano 1988

57 points FIBA
FIBA
Korać Cup (3rd tier) Aris vs. Reyer Venezia Mestre 1981

62 points Greek League Ionikos Nikaias vs. Aris 1981

52 points Greek Cup Aris vs. Panellinios 1987

48 points NCAA Division I Seton Hall
Seton Hall
Pirates vs. Santa Clara Broncos 1978

Player profile[edit] It has been noted that Galis was not only a legendary scorer, but that he was also a great play maker and passer. The majority of his points scored came inside the paint, due to his penetrating ability.[39] Galis' mid-range jumper was one of his biggest offensive weapons, being able to consistently pull it off under pressure. His post game was excellent, as he used his strength and leaping ability to counter his lack of height. Another enormous competitive advantage that Galis possessed was his incredible stamina, which was due to his exemplary physical condition. This led to his being given the nickname of "Iron Man". At the EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1987, he was never once substituted out of any game after the second day of the competition, completing 7 games in 9 days.[39] Retirement[edit] Since his official retirement on September 29, 1995, and up until early 2006, Galis was the owner of a summer basketball camp in Chalkidiki, Greece. The basketball camp is listed at the Athens
Athens
Stock Exchange.[40] As a token of appreciation for his contribution to Greek sport, Galis was chosen to be the first torch bearer in the final round of the Olympic Flame, for the Athens
Athens
2004 Olympics. Galis entered the stadium at the conclusion of the Opening Ceremony, and set off the procession of the flame to the altar. In September 2007, Galis was elected as a member of the first class of the FIBA
FIBA
Hall of Fame, which includes the best basketball players in the history of the game internationally. Galis was inducted as a player. Bill Russell
Bill Russell
of the famous Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
dynasty was another one of the 16 inaugural player inductees. Galis is also a member of the Eurobasket.com
Eurobasket.com
website's European Basketball
Basketball
Hall of Fame, inducted as a player. Galis is married to Eleni Panagiotou, and he has one daughter, named Stella. In May 2013, his former club team Aris, renamed their home arena to Nick Galis Hall, organized a celebration of Galis' life and career, and retired his number 6 Aris jersey. The event was attended by many of his teammates and opponents from the 1980s and 1990s. Attendees included Greek legends such as the majority of the 1987 EuroBasket gold medal winning team, as well as international stars who played against Galis over the years, such as Dino Rađja, Jordi Villacampa, and Doron Jamchi. On April 1st 2017, it was announced that Galis will be inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball
Basketball
Hall of Fame as part of the 2017 class.[41] Galis was accepted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball
Basketball
Hall of Fame on the 9th of September 2017. He became one of the very few basketball players from around the world, that joined the Hall of Fame, without having ever played in the NBA. On the 14th of June 2016, exactly 29 years after Greece
Greece
won the EuroBasket
EuroBasket
in 1987 - the biggest basketball arena in Greece, OAKA Olympic Indoor Hall
OAKA Olympic Indoor Hall
(capacity of 18,989 seats) was named 'Nikos Galis' in his honour. It was a huge honour, particularly if someone takes into account that it was not awarded posthumously. Quotes about Galis[edit] "If I'm the devil's son, then Galis is the devil himself.", Dražen Petrović "If Galis wants to score, he will score no matter who's defending him.", Arvydas Sabonis "I never thought that there was such a good offensive player in Europe, and especially in Greece.", Michael Jordan "Although Drazen (i.e. Petrović) is my brother, for the best athlete of 1987, I voted for Galis."', Aco Petrović "I had given specific instructions on how to defend against the other 4 players. As for Nikos, we just had to sit down and pray!", Vojcek Kricovski, CSKA Moscow coach. "There is only one way I can think of to stop Nikos from scoring! Lock him up in the hotel!", Roud Harevain, Maccabi Tel-Aviv head coach.[42] Awards and accomplishments[edit] [43][44][45] Galis won numerous titles and awards during his career and had many memorable single game performances. The following are some of them: College[edit]

Haggerty Award
Haggerty Award
(New York Metro Area Player of the Year): 1979 Member of the Seton Hall
Seton Hall
Athletic Hall of Fame: 1991[46]

Pro career[edit] Titles:

Won 8 Greek League Championships: 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 Won 7 Greek Cups: 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993 (In total, he won 15 trophies in his pro club career as a player.)

Personal awards and achievements:

11x Greek League Top Scorer: 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 8x EuroLeague
EuroLeague
Top Scorer: 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994 Mediterranean Player of the Year: 1987 Euroscar
Euroscar
European Player of the Year: 1987 Mr. Europa
Mr. Europa
European Player of the Year: 1987 World's 10th Best Athlete (a vote that included all sports and all countries): 1987 5x Greek League MVP: 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992 5× Greek League Finals MVP: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 5x Greek Cup Finals Top Scorer: 1987, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993 4x Greek League Assist Leader: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 EuroLeague
EuroLeague
Assist Leader: 1994 Greek Cup all-time scoring leader: 1,935 points (35.2 ppg) Greek League all-time leading scorer (since the 1963–64 season): 12,857 points (33.4 ppg) EuroLeague
EuroLeague
Final Four all-time scoring leader: 231 points EuroLeague
EuroLeague
All-Final Four Team: (1994) He was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991. Member of the Eurobasket.com
Eurobasket.com
website's European Hall of Fame Member of the FIBA
FIBA
Hall of Fame: 2007 50 Greatest EuroLeague
EuroLeague
Contributors: 2008 No. 6 retired by Aris: 2013 Member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball
Basketball
Hall of Fame: 2017 Along with Panagiotis Giannakis, he led Aris Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
to an 80-game winning streak in the Greek League, in the 1980s. His personal scoring record in one game was 62 points, achieved in a Greek League game in 1981 (Aris Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
vs. Ionikos Nikaias). However, in the same game, Ionikos' superstar, Panagiotis Giannakis, who would later go on to become Galis' teammate on Aris, scored 73 points. In 1981, he also had a 61-point game in the Greek League, against Iraklis Thessaloniki. Also in 1981, he accomplished his career scoring high in a European continental competition, as he scored 57 points against Pallacanestro Venezia, during the 1981 Korać Cup. His high scoring game in the Greek Cup was 57 points against Panellinios Athens, in the 1987 cup final. In 1988, he scored his career high in points in the old FIBA Champions' Cup (now called the EuroLeague), as he scored 50 points in a game against Tracer Milano. He also holds 4 of the top 15 all-time individual scoring games in the EuroLeague's modern record era (since 1991–92). He scored 55 or more points in a game 10 times in his professional club career, while playing with Aris Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
and Panathinaikos Athens. In 1990, in a EuroLeague
EuroLeague
game versus Korihait
Korihait
Uusikaupunki, he dished out FIBA
FIBA
23 assists. In 1993, while playing in the Greek League with Panathinaikos Athens, in a revenge game against his former team Aris Thessaloniki, he had a game for the ages. Galis shot 13/13 from the field and recorded 19 FIBA
FIBA
assists in the game.

Greek National Team[edit]

In 169 FIBA
FIBA
rules games played with the Greek national basketball team, he averaged 30.6 points per game. Galis was the top scorer in every major European and world international competition that he participated in from 1983 onwards, the EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1983, the 1986 FIBA
FIBA
World Championship, the EuroBasket 1987, the EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1989, and the EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1991. At the 1986 FIBA
FIBA
World Championship, he scored 53 points in a game against the Panamanian national basketball team. In the EuroBasket 1987
EuroBasket 1987
final, he scored 40 points against the Soviet Union national basketball team. In the EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1989 semifinal, he scored 45 points against the Soviet Union national basketball team. 1980 Balkan Games: 01 ! Gold 1986 Balkan Games: 01 ! Gold 1986 FIBA
FIBA
World Championship Top Scorer: 1986 (33.5 ppg) EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1983: All-Tournament Team EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1987: 01 ! Gold EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1987: All-Tournament Team EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1987: Most Valuable Player EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1989: 02 ! Silver EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1989: All-Tournament Team EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1991: All-Tournament Team 4x EuroBasket
EuroBasket
Top Scorer: 1983 (33.3 ppg), 1987 (37.0 ppg), 1989 (35.6 ppg), 1991 (32.4 ppg) Greek National Basketball
Basketball
Team 2nd all-time scoring leader: 5,167 points (30.6 ppg)

References[edit]

Arbel, Y. , "Iron Man Galis", November 08, 2006, FIBA
FIBA
Europe
Europe
official website. Eurobasket.com, website about basketball. BASKET ARIS - Unofficial fan site dedicated to ARIS B.C. Hellenic Basketball
Basketball
Federation official website. FIBA
FIBA
Europe
Europe
official website. Rabotas, G. (2003). Nikos Galis, A Legend like I have known him. Athens: Psychogios. ISBN 960-87979-0-5. 

References[edit]

^ Thedraftreview.com Nick Galis Birthplace: Union City, New Jersey. ^ FIBA
FIBA
Hall Of Fame Class of 2007 ^ "Euroleague official website, Experts decide European Club Basketball's 50 greatest contributors".  ^ a b Psarakis, Yannis, Fibaeurope.com, Nikos Galis
Nikos Galis
- Europe's Greatest - Ever Scorer [1] ^ Stankovic, Vladimir, Euroleague.net, Nikos Galis, a scoring machine ^ Fibaeurope.com, European legends pay tribute To Galis ^ Tracy McGrady, Bill Self, Rebecca Lobo
Rebecca Lobo
headline 2017 Basketball
Basketball
Hall of Fame class. ^ FIBAEurope.com "The Iron Man". ^ Interbasket.net Galis ^ Nikos Galis
Nikos Galis
Aris ^ FIBA.com, Greece-Nick Galis. ^ Maguire, Ken, Nytimes.com, Basking in a Fonder Farewell, 19 Years Later [2] ^ "Magic Keeps Bird In Hand". Sports Illustrated. 1980-03-13.  ^ Cable Car Classic Records. ^ "Galis and Larry Bird
Larry Bird
(Pizza Hut All American Game 1979)". Youtube. 2010-03-10.  ^ Nick Galis College Stats. ^ For 'insane' Nick Galis, journey to Naismith Hall of Fame took off at Seton Hall. ^ Nikos Galis, Greece, Player Profiles by Interbasket.net ^ 2017 Hall of Fame: Euroleague legend, cast of NCAA standouts get their due. ^ Fiba official website, Tribute to Nikos Galis ^ http://www.celticslife.com/2011/10/top-5-celtics-that-never-were-5-nick.html ^ Nick Galis Position: Guard 6-2 (188cm) College Stats. ^ Ahistoryofgreece.com ^ Nikos Galis
Nikos Galis
Tournaments ^ FIBA
FIBA
Europe
Europe
official website on EuroBasket
EuroBasket
1989 FIBA
FIBA
Europe.com ^ Rabotas, G., Nikos Galis, p. 137 ^ Gazetta.gr Ήταν απλά ο καλύτερος (in Greek). ^ Rabotas, G., Nikos Galis, p. 195 ^ FIBAEurope.com Nikos Galis
Nikos Galis
– Europe’s Greatest-ever Scorer. ^ a b c basket.gr Ονοματεπώνυμο: ΓΚΑΛΗΣ ΝΙΚΟΣ (in Greek). ^ sansimera.gr Νίκος Γκάλης 1957– (in Greek). ^ Nick Galis, ο μύθος! (video) (in Greek). ^ Nick Galis, ο μύθος! (video) (in Greek). ^ ΓΚΑΛΗΣ ΝΙΚΟΣ (in Greek). ^ sentragoal.gr Ο Γκάλης... κρατάει ακόμα! (in Greek). ^ sports.pathfinder.gr Ο Γκάλης και οι άλλοι (in Greek). Archived 2012-06-05 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Nick Galis, ο μύθος! (video) (in Greek). ^ MOST POINTS SCORED. ^ a b Arbel, Y. ,"Iron Man Galis", November 08, 2006, FIBA
FIBA
Europe official website [3] ^ Official website of Galis's basketball camp ^ Tracy McGrady, Jerry Krause, Rebecca Lobo
Rebecca Lobo
headline Naismith Memorial Basketball
Basketball
Hall of Fame class. ^ EuroBasket.com ^ Hellenic Basketball
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Federation official website ^ FIBAEurope.com on Galis' career ^ luckyshow.org on Galis' greatest scoring games ^ SETON HALL . Archived 2013-05-22 at the Wayback Machine.

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Teams

1960 United States Olympic Team 1992 United States Olympic Team All-American Red Heads Buffalo Germans The First Team Harlem Globetrotters Immaculata College New York Renaissance Original Cel

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