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zagdad
07-25-2015, 01:02 PM
Per Jim Meehan. Pangos has signed with Gran Canaria of the Liga Endesa. The team website http://basketball.eurobasket.com/team/Spain/Herbalife_Gran_Canaria_2014/1312 Shows Kevin as their starting point guard. Liga Endesa (English: Endesa League) for sponsorship reasons, is the first tier level men's professional basketball league in Spain.

ZagNative
08-18-2015, 12:16 PM
Kevin and Katey leave Gran Canaria tomorrow, August 19:


@KateyPennington

Leaving tomorrow for Denver-->London-->GC ���� follow my blog... http://kpoverseas.com if you want the insights on our adventure! @kpangos

ZaGranny
08-31-2015, 02:30 PM
Came across this blog from Kevin's girlfriend Katey. A good way to keep up with Kevin.

http://kpoverseas.com/

Hi!!

Okay so it has been almost 2 weeks since Kev has been in Gran Canaria! Let me fill you in on some updates from the island….

It didn’t take Kev more than a day on the island to realize that things in Europe are smaller (cars, parking garages, elevators, etc.).. This has led to some issues for him over there. For example dinging the car the first day he got it trying to get out of the parking garage…. He has also had some issues with doors over there. He has gotten locked out of the apartment (twice for 15 mins) because he couldn’t figure out how to work the keys. Also, when leaving the grocery store, he ran into the door thinking that it was going to open on the right when it really opened in the middle…In his words, “I feel like a chicken with my head cut off over here!” Looks like it is more than the Spanish language that we are going to need to pick up quickly.

Other than all of the difficulties that come with moving to an entirely new place, he has thoroughly enjoyed his first week and a half and is starting to get into his routine. He also got to go to the first soccer game last night, which he said was an awesome experience (Duh it’s the best sport ever )! He absolutely loves his teammates and staff and can’t wait to get the season started!! His first exhibition game is coming up in Ourense, Spain so he is looking forward to that!

Much more at her blog in the first 2 posts.

ZaGranny

webspinnre
08-31-2015, 09:19 PM
Wow, somehow I hadn't pieced together that Gran Canaria is the Canary islands. Being down off the coast of Africa, that's quite the trip. Pulling it up, looks like 875 miles to Sevilla, which might be the next closest team.

In the good news:

http://www.hotelapartamentoslaspalmas.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/las-canteras.jpg

ZagNative
09-11-2015, 12:24 PM
Kevin plays in his first game for Gran Canaria and puts up a nice stat line:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/COpmzwPWsAAAZg0.jpg

hooter73
09-11-2015, 02:43 PM
17 and 5 assists with some dang high percentages! Nice!

ZagNative
09-13-2015, 10:53 AM
Another preseason game for Kevin, with a familiar name at the top of the other team's squad! Kevin's team wins, 74-46.

http://static.acb.com/web/fotos/1/2/3/1/5/123150_81_101579_81.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/COzfGmBWIAQkr5J.jpg

sittingon50
09-13-2015, 05:54 PM
Thanks for the updates, Native.

RenoZag
09-13-2015, 06:52 PM
Angelo Caloiaro is another recognizable name on Rio Natura

ZagNative
09-26-2015, 10:46 AM
Gran Canaria falls to Valencia Basket in another preseason match. Luke Sikma playing for Valencia...

https://s3.amazonaws.com/feather-client-files-aviary-prod-us-east-1/2015-09-26/b145e4fef2dc48a8825b3367b4ad2f21.jpg

OZZY
09-27-2015, 03:42 PM
Thanks ZN.

:)

ZagNative
10-02-2015, 01:42 PM
Kevin's Gran Canaria team falls to Barcelona 60-88. Kevin seems to be playing well for Gran Canaria, with 13 points and 6 assists:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ngEgYQ3q84M/Vg70-6YzWfI/AAAAAAACkzk/S0-A_PO6pUg/s640-Ic42/Fullscreen%252520capture%2525201022015%25252021728 %252520PM.bmp.jpg

ZagNative
10-10-2015, 10:59 AM
Today Gran Canarias gets the win, 97-64 over RETAbet.es GBC (http://jornadavirtual.acb.com/jornada/LACB/60/1). Kevin with 14 points, 3 rebounds, and 5 assists.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4G2smXgCyJM/Vhlfy20fd0I/AAAAAAACk3g/tSNOM1OFgbk/s640-Ic42/Fullscreen%252520capture%25252010102015%2525201143 35%252520AM.bmp.jpg

bartruff1
10-10-2015, 11:03 AM
Thanks for the info....I am a huge fan of both Kevin and Gary.... bart

ZagNative
10-18-2015, 10:23 AM
Kevin's Gran Canarias puts the hurt on DOMINION BILBAO BASKET 85-59 (http://www.acb.com/fichas/LACB60011.php). Kevin with 14 points ad 2 assists in 17:59 before fouling out.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dz4ySjf44DE/ViPYskXP3HI/AAAAAAAClHA/ctRP1IXadsc/s512-Ic42/2015-10-18%252520Kevin%252520Pangos%252520Bilboa.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aoWfQmW3cC8/ViPZcrHmA2I/AAAAAAAClHI/9B6Tu7v9JW4/s1047-Ic42/2015-10-18%252520kevin%252520pangos%252520box%252520score. jpg

ZagNative
10-21-2015, 11:17 AM
Kevin's Gran Canarias team now playing in Eurocup game vs. Jon Brockman's MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg. Brockman's squad leads 13-11 (http://live.euroleague.net/gamesjsuleb.aspx?ig=uleb_22&st=20&dp=P256MF4651A29AEBA5HB1B534&z=0&X-Forwarded-For=98.247.1.138) after 6 minutes of play. Live video streaming here. (http://www.rtvc.es/television/Directo.aspx)

ZagNative
10-21-2015, 01:08 PM
Kevin's team beat Brockman's squad decisively, 95-75 (http://live.euroleague.net/gamesjsuleb.aspx?ig=uleb_22&st=20&dp=P256MF4651A29AEBA5HB1B534&z=0&X-Forwarded-For=98.247.1.138), for their second Eurocup win. Kevin with 5 points, 5 assists, and a couple of rebounds in 24:32.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-M81OVjVdnuM/Vif9JcRtD0I/AAAAAAAClJo/jk_xKeRmfJ0/s576-Ic42/2015-10-21%252520kevin%252520pangos%252520box%252520score. jpg

ZagNative
10-27-2015, 12:30 PM
Kevin Pangos Gran Canarias team is playing Enel Basket Brindisi now, going for the team's 3rd straight Eurocup win. Live Stats here. (Enel Basket Brindisi) After 6 minutes, Kevin's squad leads 17-9, Kevin with 5 points on perfect shooting, with 1 assist.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ieNh9xx-caw/Vi_VRZXWUjI/AAAAAAACldo/oX_8iPboQic/s1152-Ic42/2015-10-27%252520Kevin%252520Pangos%252520Eurocup%252520st andings.jpg

ZagNative
10-27-2015, 02:15 PM
Terrific game for Kevin, with 11 points and 8 assists in 18:40:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JD2IC9K0uKc/Vi_zvNVBHMI/AAAAAAAClfE/nw0zeEtRQEY/s576-Ic42/2015-10-27%252520Kevin%252520Pangos%252520box%252520score. jpg

ZagNative
11-01-2015, 10:20 AM
Well, Gran Canaria lost to LABORAL KUTXA BASKONIA 77-67 (Box score (http://www.acb.com/fichas/LACB60029.php)), but Kevin had a nice stat line, with 16 points and 3 assists:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xB7MS1xDPQA/VjZhYe_ZGlI/AAAAAAAClw0/tBK2kj0zEqw/s800-Ic42/2015-11-01%252520Kvin%252520Pangos-1.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RjuQkuWvWms/VjZiChYOOOI/AAAAAAAClw8/CSSbBUrvk0U/s1063-Ic42/2015-11-01%252520Kevin%252520Pangos%252520box%252520score. jpg

Highlight video here (http://acbtv.acb.com/video/8869-lacb-20152016-liga_regular-4-29-laboral_kutxa_baskonia_se_lleva_el_duelo_de_invict os)

Interesting aside: Kim Tillie, big bro of Zag recruit Killian Tillie, is on the roster for the winning team.

ZagNative
11-03-2015, 12:59 PM
Tough news for one of Kevin's teammates: (http://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/college/louisville/2015/11/03/former-louisville-basketball-player-kyle-kuric-will-have-brain-surgery-his-spanish-club-announced-tuesday/75104058/)

Former Louisville basketball player Kyle Kuric will undergo surgery to remove a tumor from his brain, his Spanish professional club announced Tuesday.

Kuric, who played four years at U of L and helped the Cards reach the 2012 Final Four, went to a hospital in Barcelona with a migraine, and doctors discovered the tumor, a release from CB Gran Canarias said.

The club said Kuric has a meningioma, which the Mayo Clinic defines as a tumor that "arises from the meninges, the membranes that surround your brain and spinal cord."

Kuric, a 6-foot-4 wing, has played the last three years in Spain, first with Asefa Estudiantes and then with Gran Canarias, where he signed last year.

OZZY
11-03-2015, 01:13 PM
Thanks ZN, I was wondering why Kyle did not play, he was their best player up until now....

The team seems pretty tight group, perhaps isolation on a beautiful island contributes to that.

The fans of Gran Canaria remind me of those of GU.

I don't see fellow Canadian Levon Kendall on the scoring sheet, but he is listed on their roster.

He may not be laying at the moment, have a look at the article below, Kyle is not the only one at GC dealing with a brain tumour.

http://globalnews.ca/news/2249281/b-c-basketball-player-gets-support-from-fans-in-spain-greece-as-son-battles-brain-tumour/

OZZY
11-03-2015, 01:18 PM
I know it is early in the season, but right now Gran Canaria is rated (tied) as the 5th best team in Europe....

http://www.eurobasket.com/service/basketball-ranking.asp

ZagNative
11-04-2015, 10:19 AM
Gran Canarias now playing vs. Alba Berlin in Eurocup. Live stats (HGC with 23 points vs alba Berlin's 10 after 8 minutes) (http://live.euroleague.net/gamesjsuleb.aspx?ig=uleb_59&st=20&dp=FMRPCBFBFF29D41CS6DEC4HHR&z=1&X-Forwarded-For=98.247.1.138) Kevin with 5 points and an assist.

Live video here. (http://www.rtvc.es/television/Directo.aspx)

ZagNative
11-04-2015, 12:01 PM
Hmm. Interesting... Kevin with nice point total and assists, but with 5 turnovers in a loss to Alba Berlin, after leading by double digits the first 3/4 of the game ...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-o-TM1fVMehw/Vjp39QRHr4I/AAAAAAAClzo/t2xvoj3YB2Y/s720-Ic42/2015-11-04%252520Kevin%252520Pangos%252520eurocup-1.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Qm2roulXnv0/Vjpxa_fyvgI/AAAAAAAClzI/XC9TIv3ikj4/s576-Ic42/2015-11-04%252520Kevin%252520Pangos%252520eurocup%252520bo x%252520score.jpg

OZZY
11-04-2015, 02:34 PM
Looking at the +/- it appears that ABLA made a run while KP was not on the court. The other point guard Oliver was -25 ...ouch!

Kevin hit as more three pointers (3 in 5 attempts) than four of his teammates did in 20.....

It was an away game....pretty sure that won't happen when they get home.

ZagNative
11-05-2015, 05:02 PM
Highlight video:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRkGdN1jtRM&list=TL8ZEjvQWXUaowNTExMjAxNQ

bartruff1
11-05-2015, 06:26 PM
Thanks.... he is a special person and did so much for Gonzaga...

Any news on Gary ?

ZagNative
11-08-2015, 09:15 AM
Bart, Gary's playing for a Polish team. I'll track the stats for the next game.

Pango's game today. 9 assists! Nice.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ryyf8W-fS4U/Vj-KM1x3gFI/AAAAAAACl24/hBJ8ws-MYF0/s576-Ic42/2015-11-08%252520Kevin%252520Pangos%252520box%252520score. jpg

OZZY
11-08-2015, 01:00 PM
More than the entire opponents team!

Shades of Steve Nash at the height of his career...

I get the feeling that KP is starting to really get settled into a rhythm.......

ZagNative
11-10-2015, 11:25 AM
Gran canaria vs Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia in Eurocup underway. Live stats here. (http://live.euroleague.net/gamesjsuleb.aspx?ig=uleb_77&st=20&dp=P256MF4651A29AEBA5HB1B534&z=0&X-Forwarded-For=98.247.1.138) Kevin with 2 points at the end of the first quarter, HGC trails 23-26.

OZZY
11-10-2015, 01:08 PM
Gran Canaria go on to win by 9

http://www.eurobasket.com/boxScores/Eurocup/2015/1110_1312_284.asp

KP with 10 points, 6 assists and 2 steals.

ZagNative
11-10-2015, 01:29 PM
I'll be interested to read game stories. Kevin really came on at the end to help seal the win. He looks to me to be playing really well in Spain.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GJi-m4av3O0/VkJuoUrQoDI/AAAAAAACmbQ/nphN_5ajlXA/s640-Ic42/2015-11-09%252520Kevin%252520Pangos%252520box%252520score. jpg

ZagNative
11-10-2015, 04:11 PM
From today's Eurocup game, a pic and info about Kevin's stats:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UkOeIQZYoTU/VkKRaQdWKyI/AAAAAAACmb4/Ul2KTuBVTak/s720-Ic42/2015-11-10%252520Kevin%252520Pangos%252520Eurocup.jpg

Kevin's Eurocup ranking for assists before today's game:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Z04Ak3jZZzw/VkKQUzzgHYI/AAAAAAACmbo/c3IgacvDNII/s332-Ic42/2015-11-10%252520Kevin%252520Pangos%252520rank.jpg

Kevin's Eurocup stats through today's game:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-teh4-4kXDCw/VkKQUr_QEXI/AAAAAAACmbk/ziA3M8tnWlc/s1024-Ic42/2015-11-10%252520Kevin%252520Pangos%252520stats.jpg

ZagNative
11-11-2015, 09:03 AM
This game story (http://cbgrancanaria.net/noticias/english-news/herbalife-gran-canaria-uses-big-fourth-quarter-to-dump-reggio-emilia/) pretty much paints our boy Kev as hero of yesterday's Eurocup game:

Herbalife Gran Canaria uses big fourth quarter to dump Reggio Emilia
Kevin Pangos scored 8 points in a decisive 14-0 fourth quarter run as Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas rallied past Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 76-67 on Tuesday night.

The hosts trailed 55-61 midway through the fourth quarter when Pangos and co. stepped up. The victory saw Gran Canaria bounce back from a rare loss and improve to 4-1 to retain at least a share of first place in Group B at the midway point in the Eurocup Regular Season. It also extended the teams’ winning streak in regular season home games to 13. Reggio Emilia dropped to 3-2. Alen Omic paced the winning attack with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Sasu Salin added 13 points, Eulis Baez 12 and Pangos compiled 10 points and 6 assists. Pietro Aradori led Reggio Emilia with 12 points, Amedeo Della Valle scored 11 and Achille Polonara and Andrea Di Nicolao netted 10 each.

Omic free throws and a Pablo Aguilar three-pointer gave the hosts a promising start to the second half. Omic netted 2 more from the line for a 49-43 advantage midway through the third quarter. However Polonara nailed a three and Aradori scored again to cut the deficit to a single point. After Baez and Rimantas Kaukenas traded baskets, the scoreboard showed 53-53 through three quarters. The lead changed hands on the first two baskets of the fourth quarter before back-to-back threes by Stefano Gentile and Ojars Silins – the second of which came with a foul – made it 55-61 midway through the fourth quarter. Pangos connected from downtown to ignite what turned into a 14-0 march that would decide the game. He added another three and 2 free throws in the run that also saw Baez score twice. Still Silins’s three gave Reggio Emilia hope at 69-64, but after Baez free throws and another three by Salin, the difference was 10 with a minute to go and the hosts could start to celebrate.

ZagNative
11-19-2015, 09:59 AM
Gran Canarias won its Eurocup game against Lemans and is now leading Group B 5-1. Kevin scored 14 points with 4 assists in the win.


GROUP B

Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas scored a 77-62 victory over Le Mans Sarthe Basket to take sole possession of first place in the group and come on the verge of qualifying to the Last 32. After trailing by 3 at halftime, Gran Canaria used a strong third quarter to take control and led by as many as 17 after a pair of Albert Oliver baskets to start the fourth quarter. Chris Lofton singlehandedly outscored Gran Canaria 2-13 early in the fourth quarter to give Le Mans a chance at 61-55, but the hosts used triples from Xavi Rabaseda and Kevin Pangos to ice the victory. Alen Omic paced the winners with 18 points and 8 rebounds. MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg swept German League rival ALBA Berlin 79-90 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in the German capital on Tuesday. Brad Loesing scored 18, David McCray 16, Royce O’Neale 14 and Mustafa Shakur collected 12 points and 10 assists for the winners, who led from start to finish after scoring the game’s first 8 points. In an all-Italian showdown on Wednesday, Enel Basket Brindisi beat Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 86-81 for its first ever Eurocup victory. The teams traded leads throughout the second half and midway into the fourth quarter before Adrian Banks and Durand Scott made key baskets to put the hosts in lead for good. Banks scored 25 points to lead in victory and Alex Harris had 18 points for Brindisi.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6KhAvFp5PF4/Vk08PWyOwRI/AAAAAAACmgA/1-_JvABBaIs/s720-Ic42/2015-11-19%252520Kevin%252520Pangos.jpg

ZagNative
11-22-2015, 10:43 AM
Boy, Kevin is just continuing to play great in Spain, this morning in a 91-79 win over Cai Zaragoza in an ACB game. Kevin had 15 points, 3 rebounds and 9 assists(!)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VTN_ouTF0S4/VlIS2yS6PGI/AAAAAAACm4Q/DScpy7MLmqw/s512-Ic42/2015-11-22%252520Kevin%252520Pangos-2.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-QynArprlYvk/VlIKL65pk6I/AAAAAAACm2s/mSILI3hCe8k/s800-Ic42/2015-11-22%252520Kevin%252520Pangos%252520box%252520score. jpg

ZagNative
11-24-2015, 10:36 AM
Gran Canarias is now playing MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg in its 7th Eurocup game. Live stats here. (http://live.euroleague.net/gamesjsuleb.aspx?ig=uleb_112&st=20&dp=NG2PCF36C381423NB281DX239&z=1&X-Forwarded-For=67.185.85.104) Starting the second quarter HGC is trailing Ludwigsburg 25-29. Kevin with 5 points, a rebound, and 2 assists.

Live video here (http://www.rtvc.es/television/Directo.aspx)

(Former Husky Jon Brockman has 6 points and 5 rebounds for the opposing team.)

ZagNative
11-24-2015, 12:16 PM
Kevin did all he could in the loss in overtime, 89-92, scoring 31 points, with 6 assists and 3 rebounds.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CoKw2E_l-ug/VlTSdRbhpQI/AAAAAAACm44/7EZF8dJ21Qs/s576-Ic42/2015-11-24%252520Pangos%252520box%252520score.jpg

ZagNative
12-01-2015, 03:07 PM
Really nice story on FBA.com about our guy Kevin. (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/news/canadas-pangos-making-a-big-splash-in-rookie-campaign) First, though, liked this pic from the Valencia game:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9vGmmIJ9K2w/Vl4T7pvYgII/AAAAAAACnaA/SxFQzkYEHX8/s912-Ic42/2015-11-29%252520Kevin%252520Pangos%252520Valencia.jpg

Canada's Pangos making a big splash in rookie campaign

LAS PALMAS (2016 Rio Olympics) - A lot of young players would like to be in the position that Kevin Pangos finds himself in.

Living in Spain's Canary Islands and playing basketball for a living, what could be better?

There's good weather, beautiful surroundings and competitive basketball.

Yes, Pangos, a 22-year-old Canadian point guard, is in a very good situation in his first year out of Gonzaga, where he spent four years playing American college basketball with the Zags.

He and his Herbalife Gran Canaria teammates are winning a lot of games, although on Sunday night, Valencia beat them, 86-61.

One big defeat has not spoiled anything for Pangos.

"I love it so far," he said to FIBA.com of his move to Europe.

"The island is amazing.

"The competition is great."

Pangos is turning the page after four years of an excellent university experience at Gonzaga in Spokane, Washington.

At the end of every one of his seasons, Pangos was a First-Team All West Coast Conference selection following his senior campaign, he was the WCC Player of the Year.

Pangos was Third Team All-America after his final year as well.

The experience with the Zags is something he will always treasure.

"That was a home away from home, or even home for me," he said.

"I have a lot of friends there, stay in touch.

"I watch them all the time, stay close to the staff and the players. It's close to my heart."

Pangos knows he has a terrific opportunity this season.

One of the great coaches in Spanish basketball history, the country's 2008 Olympic boss Aito Garcia, has recognized that Pangos is both talented and determined.

He has played the Ontario native about 26 minutes per game in the Liga Endesa, and in the Eurocup.

In the continental competition, Pangos has been on a tear, making 13 of his last 23 shots from behind the arc.

He is shooting a blistering 54.8 percent (17 of 31) from long range in the Eurocup on the season while averaging 14.1 points and 5.4 assists.

After Gran Canaria's last game, a 92-89 defeat at MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg in Germany in which he scored 31 points, Pangos was named as the competition's Player of the Week.More story here. (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/news/canadas-pangos-making-a-big-splash-in-rookie-campaign)

ZagNative
12-01-2015, 03:31 PM
Katey Pennington has another great blog posting up here (http://kpoverseas.com/), describing what she and Kevin have been up to. Sounds like the time of their lives!

ZagNative
12-02-2015, 11:53 AM
gran Canarias vs. Enel Basket Brindisi in Eurocup online TV game (http://www.rtvc.es/television/Directo.aspx)now. HGC leads 62-44 (Box score (http://live.euroleague.net/gamesjsuleb.aspx?ig=uleb_132&st=20&dp=KETPCFF5F2AFF35FFFFF16161&z=1&X-Forwarded-For=98.247.1.138)). Kevin with 7 points.

ZagNative
12-02-2015, 12:26 PM
HGC wins 88-71, Kevin with 10 points and 3 assists:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-bHsJSOCwv0M/Vl-J0jQLkCI/AAAAAAACnb8/8MqaoVD4QyI/s643-Ic42/2015-12-02%252520Kevin%252520Pangos%252520eurocup.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xE72AT2FGbw/Vl9hYef2VyI/AAAAAAACnbo/aeOQvpwX2j4/s576-Ic42/2015-12-02%252520Kevin%252520Pangos%252520box%252520score. jpg

ZagNative
12-06-2015, 11:10 AM
Kevin continues to set Spain on fire, today in a game against Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro in the Liga Endressa (ACB), as Gran Canarias came away with the win 88-75 (http://www.acb.com/fichas/LACB60075.php). Kevin shot 5 of 6 from three in the win, for 21 points, with 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and a 26 rating!

Highlight video from the game (http://acbtv.acb.com/video/8971-lacb-20152016-liga_regular-9-75-pangos_y_omic_noquean_al_rio_natura_monbus)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-QAh0uOVYQp8/VmSOTaD8V7I/AAAAAAACnrM/5UjnDngiWnc/s800-Ic42/2015-12-06%252520Kevin%252520Pangos%252520ACB.jpg

Standings in the Liga Endressa:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9NGHcAbisOo/VmSPcDe7JaI/AAAAAAACnrY/MiZATlEIQNU/s342-Ic42/2015-12-06%252520Kevin%252520Pangos%252520acb%252520standn gs.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-06VcBG2HXQY/VmSRiDwmElI/AAAAAAACnro/XXZpwbcyKcY/s630-Ic42/2015-12-06%252520Kevin%252520Pangos%252520ACB-1.jpg

OZZY
12-06-2015, 07:17 PM
Thanks ZN,

Also noted was the fact that a certain T. Hawes was playing for Obradoiro....

He must be tired of seeing KP sinking threes!

ZagNative
12-06-2015, 07:21 PM
Wow, OZZY! I didn't even look at the other team's roster. Thanks for the heads up!

ZagNative
12-09-2015, 02:35 PM
Kevin Pangos can do nothing wrong in Spain, today accounting for 23 of Gran Canarias' 83-78 win over Alba Berlin in Game 9 of Eurocup, clinching the top spot in Group B. He also had 5 assists and 3 rebounds.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-j2jWY4o14PI/Vmi_nzEBjsI/AAAAAAACnxI/KwTgreORvvA/s800-Ic42/2015-12-09%252520Kevin%252520Pangos%252520Alba%252520Berli n-2a.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-PT9CmpzbaBA/Vmiwqe5DrVI/AAAAAAACnwM/BJoHuawqct0/s640-Ic42/2015-12-09%252520Kevin%252520Pangos%252520Alba%252520Berli n.jpg

OZZY
12-09-2015, 03:59 PM
This is truly Kevin's team to run now.

He and centre Alen Omic are playing consistently brilliant basketball.

By the stats you can see that he is in a groove, low turnovers, decent assist numbers and is killing opponents from the deep (combined ACB and Eurocup - 46.3%).

In the last 5 games (including one going 1/6) he is shooting 59.4% from the deep....

ZagNative
12-10-2015, 04:25 PM
Can't wait for Sunday's game at Real Madrid!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhXloG8iMyM&feature=youtu.be

bartruff1
12-10-2015, 06:14 PM
So much for the nonsense that he doesn't shoot well on the road.

OZZY
12-14-2015, 02:47 PM
KP and his teammates went down to the powerhouse Real Madrid 85-68 in Madrid last Sunday.

I still haven't mastered the art of pasting stat sheets to this site (ZN you are he master), but Kevin did have a rough game, playing a seasoned EuroLeague team.

Up against All-Star Sergio Rodrigues (and former Zag recruit Jeff Taylor among others) he led GC with 11 points on 2/9 shooting and missed his first free throw of the season (now only at 94.4%).

He also had 4 Assists 1 steal and 2 turnovers and was -23 on the +/-.

http://www.eurobasket.com/boxScores/Spain/2015/1213_86_1312.asp

Chalk it up to experience, I somehow think that he will be better for the tough game.

OZZY
12-14-2015, 03:08 PM
This week will be in interesting one for Kevin, first travelling today to Italy to take on Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia in the Eurocup, then up against ACB team UCAM Murcia .

Why is this interesting you might ask...................

Former Zag recruit (Ohio State Commit) Amedeo Della Valle is playing for the Italian team. He left OSU early last year after mostly riding the pine for the Buckeyes.

Della Valle is one of the starting guards and knows KP after watching him play while a Zag.

Next weekend GC takes on UCAM Murcia, and KP goes up against one of the top young point guards in the ACB in 24 year old Argentinian Facuno Campazzo. Campazzo has better numbers than KP, is slightly smaller and very quick.

He has plenty of international experience and started for the Argentinian National Team this summer, having a great tournament averaging 10 ppg / 6 apg.

KP will have his hands full, so I see this as a real litmus test to see where he is at as a rookie (hard to compare him against Sergio Rodrigues last game).

ZagNative
12-16-2015, 02:48 PM
I appreciate your insights here, Ozzy!

Kevin had a good one today in round 10 of Eurocup, taking down Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 78-73, Kevin with 15 points and 7 assists.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ikhl_NKxQo0/VnHwdadRu6I/AAAAAAACn3I/4Hdi_VFlzhw/s720-Ic42/2015-12-16%252520Kevin%252520Pangos.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ipjWQpOM2Lw/VnHdFkshHOI/AAAAAAACn2k/_QCJPk8Br5c/s576-Ic42/2015-12-16%252520Kevin%252520Pangs%252520%252520box%252520 score.jpg

Zagdawg
12-16-2015, 07:53 PM
Chris Dooley
‏@coachdools113
Author copies of #cantmiss arrived today. Sales start soon! Excited to share the @KPangos story

OZZY
12-21-2015, 03:04 PM
Mods move when you want, but I thought it was too good to bury it initially in "Old Dogs" section.

An excellent article in the National Post and video link...

http://news.nationalpost.com/sports/canadas-kevin-pangos-making-most-of-his-time-playing-in-the-canary-islands-as-he-awaits-a-chance-with-the-nba

Enjoy.

Note: At the end of the video you can see Kevin giving Tyler Haws a hug....after burying 5 three pointers and beating Haws team...

Reborn
12-21-2015, 03:08 PM
Good article, and great to get some news about Kevin. Thanks!!!

Bogozags
12-21-2015, 03:35 PM
Great article...Thanks OZZY!

RenoZag
12-21-2015, 08:40 PM
Great article...Thanks OZZY!

+1

ZagNative
12-22-2015, 03:49 PM
Another huge game for Kevin today, with 17 points, 4 rebounds, and 5 assists in a 98-65 win over Unicaja:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-pRwe_4gL4tg/VnnMBieF3bI/AAAAAAACn_E/OHakuV-ojis/s576-Ic42/2015-12-22%252520Kevin%252520Pangos%252520box%252520score% 252520inicaja.jpg

Highlight video (http://acbtv.acb.com/video/9034-lacb-20152016-liga_regular-12-101-exhibicion_de_herbalife_gran_canaria_y_ovacion_a_k uric)

sittingon50
12-22-2015, 10:34 PM
Thanks Ozzy & Native!

titopoet
12-24-2015, 12:43 PM
Another huge game for Kevin today, with 17 points, 4 rebounds, and 5 assists in a 98-65 win over Unicaja:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-pRwe_4gL4tg/VnnMBieF3bI/AAAAAAACn_E/OHakuV-ojis/s576-Ic42/2015-12-22%252520Kevin%252520Pangos%252520box%252520score% 252520inicaja.jpg

Highlight video (http://acbtv.acb.com/video/9034-lacb-20152016-liga_regular-12-101-exhibicion_de_herbalife_gran_canaria_y_ovacion_a_k uric)

I wonder if he texted Sabonis?

ZagNative
01-06-2016, 11:45 AM
Gran Canarias can't keep up with Strasbourg in the first round of 32 game in Eurocup, losing 76-85. Kevin with 11 points, 4 rebounds, and 6 assists.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rkXKExtGiiQ/Vo15kIp7QgI/AAAAAAACoDo/eFrsKs9OqHA/s720-Ic42/2016-01-06%252520Kevin%252520Pangos%252520Eurocup%252520St rasbourg.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-v6GGEOaoh4k/Vo17WFvBx7I/AAAAAAACoD8/NccEh3ML2eI/s720-Ic42/2016-01-06%252520Kevin%252520Pangos%252520eurocup%252520bo x%252520score.jpg

ZagNative
01-17-2016, 12:01 PM
Kevin's been out with an injury since the game with Strasbourg. Can't find any description of the injury, except that it seems to involve his face. I'd appreciate any info about the injury and prognosis anyone has....

OZZY
01-30-2016, 07:23 PM
Kevin's been out with an injury since the game with Strasbourg. Can't find any description of the injury, except that it seems to involve his face. I'd appreciate any info about the injury and prognosis anyone has....

Finally was able to do a little research, Kevin took a blow to the eye in Strasbourg. He has been back to practice this week and it appears that he will play tomorrow against the other team based in the Canary Islands, Iberostar Tenerife. I am assuming it is a home game as they lost last time against this team in Tenerife.

I do not expect him to start ahead of Albert Oliver, who has been very steady while KP has been off. GC 2014 has gone 5-1 (that loss against powerhouse Barcelona) since KP's injury and AO has been scoring and setting up his teammates to the tune of 10.1 ppg and 7.5 apg. Shooting 40% from the 3.

Here's hoping Kevin does come back tomorrow and settles back in to lead the team again sooner rather than later. He has a very solid rookie professional season and if he keeps the pace up will have a good chance of getting on the Canadian bench for the Olympic qualifiers in the Philippines. The Canadian team really needs a solid back up ball handler like Kevin after the disaster in Mexico.

ZagNative
02-03-2016, 11:34 AM
Yay! Kevin's back, playing Strasbourg in Eurocup, where HGC leads 40-36 at half-time. (http://live.euroleague.net/gamesjsuleb.aspx?ig=uleb_247&st=20&dp=STATSF36C314EE6N55JX64227&z=0&X-Forwarded-For=98.247.1.138) Kevin's played 3:32, with 2 points.

The video stream is live here (http://www.rtvc.es/television/Directo.aspx), after the half-time break.

OZZY
02-09-2016, 04:58 PM
Perhaps it wasn't just a blow to the eye, KP actually might have suffered a concussion against Strasbourg.

http://www.acb.com/redaccion.php?id=119874

Google Translated;

The Canadian, based at Herbalife Gran Canaria, Kevin Pangos, who could return after overcoming a head injury, stressed that the team coach Aito Garcia Reneses has "very talented" to win on the track leading undefeated Strasbourg.

On the fitness of his partner Albert Oliver, Pangos believes it has "incredible." "I've been watching from the sidelines, trying to learn as much as possible and hopefully I can to rest now and try to play like him," he says.
The Canadian player states that he was "well and happy again", although it has said it has to recover the "physical ability" and adapt "to the rhythm."

ZagNative
02-10-2016, 11:25 AM
Kevin is playing now in a Eurocup game, with HGC leading Hapoel Bank Yahav 31-12. (http://live.euroleague.net/gamesjsuleb.aspx?ig=uleb_263&st=20&dp=P256MF4651A29AEBA5HB1B534&z=1&X-Forwarded-For=98.247.1.138)

Live video streaming here. (http://www.rtvc.es/television/Directo.aspx)

Kevin with 4 points at the end of the first quarter.

bartruff1
02-10-2016, 11:29 AM
Is he alright ??? All this sounds scary to me ??

ZagNative
02-10-2016, 12:40 PM
Is he alright ??? All this sounds scary to me ??Looked okay to me, and his stat line is all right, though the 8 points is lower than I'm used to seeing for him.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KLcHIwV6vCM/VrutL2-O_ZI/AAAAAAACoR8/80ladoIqJes/s576-Ic42/2016-02-10%252520kevin%252520pangos%252520box%252520score. jpg

bartruff1
02-10-2016, 02:23 PM
Thanks, I guess I am just spooked by the concussion tragedy in the NFL and the injuries to Perkins and Shem.... if I had a kid, I don't think I would let him/her play in any contact sport...especially after middle school....

OZZY
02-10-2016, 05:36 PM
Here is the best source for KP information, actually KP2. :)

http://kpoverseas.com/

He actually suffered whiplash and headaches, his girlfriend Kate Pennington's blog has some additional detail and a few photos of the incident.

ZagNative
02-18-2016, 02:37 PM
Kevin's Herbalife Gran Canarias team had a heck of a game today in an 83-78 win (http://jornadavirtual.acb.com/jornada/CREY/80/1/2) over powerhouse Valencia in the Copa del Rey de Baloncesto, which is played annually by the top 8 teams in the ACB. Kevin scored 10 points and had 8 assists, a record for the tournament, with a valuation of 17. They will next play Dominion Bilbao Basket in the semi-finals on Saturday.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-uc7l7sRROuc/VsZLv_tvN9I/AAAAAAACoZc/lqAtDwjVYng/s652-Ic42/2016-02-18%252520Kevin%252520Pangos%252520valencia.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SJd4tilKvnU/VsZG88L_DjI/AAAAAAACoZI/eIYa3djIexQ/s1152-Ic42/2016-02-18%252520kevin%252520pangos%252520box%252520score. jpg

ZagNative
02-20-2016, 02:04 PM
Congrats to Kevin for the win today over Dominion Bilbao Basket 81-71 (http://www.acb.com/fichas/CREY80005.php), advancing tomorrow to play Real Madrid in the finals of the Copa del Rey de Baloncesto.

Not a great shooting day for Kevin, but he made his free throws, as shown in the Game highlight Video here. (http://www.foxsportsla.com/de/news/240920-herbalife-gran-canaria-es-finalista-de-la-copa-del-rey)!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-NFExtHCrqoE/VsjvphoApWI/AAAAAAACoaA/rfYDDH9x6rs/s850-Ic42/2016-02-20%252520kevin%252520pangos%252520box%252520score. jpg

About the Copa del Rey de Baloncesto, fom Wiki: (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copa_del_Rey_de_Baloncesto)

Since 1987, the Final Eight format has been used. At the end of the first half of the regular season, the top eight teams from the Spanish League qualify. The eight teams play a play-off at one venue, over four days, eventually producing a winner. The Final Eight is one of the highlights of the Spanish sporting calendar.

The finals will be tomorrow, Sunday, at 10:00 AM. Live stats will be here. (http://www.acb.com/) Real Madrid is looking for its third straight win. It has won 25 times in the 80 years the tournament has been played. I believe this is Gran Canarias first appearance in the finals.

Good luck, Kev!

ZagNative
02-21-2016, 12:14 PM
Gran Canarias loses to Real Madrid 81-85. Kevin had 3 points in 20.31 minutes, with 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Box score. (http://www.acb.com/fichas/CREY80007.php)

hondo
02-23-2016, 08:29 PM
When Kevin's team played Manresa (about 40 miles north of Barcelona) on Sunday Feb 7th I was at the game. Talked to Kevin briefly before the game. He was in shock to see a Zag sweatshirt and a fan from Spokane. Very nice and polite young man and he had a good game and his team won. I was impressed by the quality of basketball played by both teams.

ZagNative
02-24-2016, 10:50 AM
Thanks, Hondo! Cool to hear.

Gran Canaria playing Limoges now in Eurocup Eighth Finals. Live Stats here. (http://live.euroleague.net/gamesjsuleb.aspx?ig=uleb_278&st=20&dp=STATSF36D4FFFFF751LX9326A&z=1&X-Forwarded-For=98.247.1.138) Live video here. (http://www.rtvc.es/television/Directo.aspx) Score is 11-0 in HGC favor with about 5:00 left in the first quarter.

G

ZagNative
02-24-2016, 12:44 PM
Gran Canarias overwhelms Limoges in the Eighth Finals of Eurocup, 82-65. Kevin with 7 points, 6 assists, a couple of rebounds, and a +/- of 18.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VrmURhCAxaw/Vs4fatYpsbI/AAAAAAACobM/3yLtoC2l3QI/s576-Ic42/2015-02-24%252520kevin%252520pangos%252520box%252520score. jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5m14Pi3Iozc/Vs4o7qELSTI/AAAAAAACob0/-QFb1xU2AEI/s720-Ic42/2016-02-24%252520kevin%252520pangos%252520limoges.jpg

Next Eurocup game Gran Canarias plays Limoges at home, on March 2.

ZagNative
03-02-2016, 11:31 AM
Kevin and his Gran Canarias team playing in second Eighth Finals Eurocup game against Limoges now. Live stats here. (http://live.euroleague.net/gamesjsuleb.aspx?ig=uleb_286&st=20&dp=P256MF4651A29AEBA5HB1B534&z=1&X-Forwarded-For=98.247.1.138) Live video here (http://www.rtvc.es/television/Directo.aspx).

HGC leads 30-29 in the second quarter. Kevin with 3 points. 3 assists, and a couple of turnovers

ZagNative
03-02-2016, 12:58 PM
Well, that was too bad. Narrow loss to Limoges, despite Kevin's heroic 3-pointer in the closing seconds of the game. Kevin with 12 points and 6 assists in the loss. Now, I have to figure out what's next in Eurocup as Limoges and HGC are 1-1...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LdDOZvoEAoU/Vtdg9iXAPxI/AAAAAAACoeY/hAt_NdSiAJc/s576-Ic42/2016-03-02%252520kevin%252520pangos%252520box%252520score. jpg

Later .. here's the answer: HGC moves on to the quarter finals:

Gran Canaria reaches quarterfinals despite home loss

Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas reached the Eurocup quarterfinals by despite a 77-78 home loss against Limoges CSP on Wednesday. Gran Canaria had previously recorded a 65-82 win in Limoges and advanced to the quarterfinals with an aggregate score of 159-143. Gran Canaria is set to face Stelmet Zielona Gora in the next round. Alen Omic led Gran Canaria with 15 points. Brad Newley added 13, Kevin Pangos had 12 and 6 assists while Sasu Salin got 10 points for the hosts. Ali Traore led Limoges with 19 points. Bo McCalebb added 17, Nobel Boungou-Colo had 16 while Leo Westermann got 10 for the guests. Boungou-Colo had 8 quick points to give Limoges an early 4-11 lead. Traore had 6 unanswered points in another 0-9 Limoges run that made it a double-digit game, 11-22. D.J. Seeley and Pangos brought Gran Canaria within 18-24 after 10 minutes. Three-pointers by Newley and Pablo Aguilar put Gran Canaria ahead, 29-26, early in the second quarter. McCalebb and Boungou-Colo allowed Limoges to tie the game, 42-42, at halftime. Traore fueled an 0-8 run which gave Limoges a 44-52 edge soon after the break. Gran Canaria stayed within 54-61 after 30 minutes sealed the outcome of the series behind a solid fourth-quarter performance from Salin and Omic. Pangos sank three bombs from downtown in crunch time to give his team a 77-75 lead. Free throws by Boungou-Colo and Matt Gatens helped Limoges win the game.

Omic got Gran Canaria going with a layup which Boungou-Colo bettered with a seven-meter bomb for a 2-3 Limoges lead. Will Daniels struck from downtown and a dunk by Boungou-Colo boosted the guests' lead to 2-8. Albert Oliver found Omic for a layup that a red hot Boungou-Colo bettered with his second triple. Salin joined the three-point shootout and matched Westermann's layup with a mid-range jumper for a 9-13 score. Xavi Rabaseda found his first points but Daniels sank one from beyond and Traore scored down low, added a rainbow jump hook and a baseline jumper to force the hosts to stop the game at 11-22. Seeley stepped up with a backdoor layup and fed Rabaseda for a fast break basket. A three-pointer by Pangos and a big basket by McCalebb fixed the score at 18-24 after 10 minutes. Omic scored in the low post early in the second quarter but Traore scored off a high post pick for a 20-26 Limoges lead. Newley swished a corner triple and Aguilar also struck from downtown to make the guests stop the game at 26-26. Newley and Westermann traded three-pointers and a free throw by Seeley gave the hosts a 30-29 lead. Westermann hit foul shots that Aguilar matched with a second-chance basket. Anzejs Pasecniks made free throws and a wild basket by Oliver boosted Gran Canaria's lead to 36-32. McCalebb sank a triple and Eulis Baez made his team restore a 37-35 edge. Traore nailed a jump hook and Boungou-Colo bettered Baez's basket with a triple. Omic took over with a layup-plus-foul and free throws by Boungou-Colo tied the game, 42-42, at halftime.

Traore buried his trademark jump hook immediately after the break but Omic quickly answered with a layup. Gran Canaria stayed strong on defense but started to use longer possessions to run the game clock down. An unstoppable Traore scored again in the low post and a tip-in by Boungou-Colo gave Limoges hope at 44-48. The hosts had been limited to just 2 points in 5 minutes and back-to-back layups by Frejus Zerbo and McCalebb boosted the guests' lead to 44-52, after a 0-8 run. Newley rescued Gran Canaria with a three-pointer but Gatens answered from downtown. Oliver and Omic made free throws off a Gran Canaria timeout but Traore buried a mid-range jumper for a 51-57 Limoges lead. Mark Payne hit foul shots which Seeley improved with a big triple. A buzzer-beating layup by Traore gave Limoges a 54-61 margin after 30 minutes. Traore split free throws early in the fourth quarter but Newley followed a jumper with a driving layup to keep Gran Canaria within 58-62. McCalebb stepped up and singlehandedly boosted Limoges's lead to 59-67 with over 6 minutes left. Omic ignited the crowd with a big slam but McCalebb did better with a wild triple. Salin hit free throws and a layup by Baez sealed the outcome of the series, 65-70. Both teams, however, kept fighting for a prestigious win. A couple of three-pointers by Pangos kept the hosts within 74-75 in the next-to-last minute. Pangos downed another triple but free throws by Boungou-Colo and Gatens allowed Limoges to win the game, even when Gran Canaria was the series winner and reached the next round.


They will play the Polish team Stelmet Zielona Gora on March 15 and 23. That's cool.

OZZY
03-02-2016, 02:36 PM
Well, that was too bad. Narrow loss to Limoges, despite Kevin's heroic 3-pointer in the closing seconds of the game. Kevin with 12 points and 6 assists in the loss. Now, I have to figure out what's next in Eurocup as Limoges and HGC are 1-1...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LdDOZvoEAoU/Vtdg9iXAPxI/AAAAAAACoeY/hAt_NdSiAJc/s576-Ic42/2016-03-02%252520kevin%252520pangos%252520box%252520score. jpg

Later .. here's the answer: HGC moves on to the quarter finals:


They will play the Polish team Stelmet Zielona Gora on March 15 and 23. That's cool.

Interesting side note on the next Eurocup opponent.

Stelmet leads the Polish league and started this year playing in the top flight EuroLeague competition.

Guess who is the top scorer and good buddy of PK (and I would think KP knows him a bit as well)?

Mateusz Ponitka.


http://hamburg2010.fiba.com/pages/eng/fe/10/fu17wc/men/news/p/eid/4718/nid/41446/sid/4718/article.html

That's him next to KP.

Should be interesting

ZagNative
03-02-2016, 03:16 PM
Ozzy, you never fail to bring something interesting to the table! Appreciate your input enormously! I remember Ponitka.

OZZY
03-02-2016, 03:54 PM
Ozzy, you never fail to bring something interesting to the table! Appreciate your input enormously! I remember Ponitka.

Your welcome ZN, coming from you, the most respected GU "interesting titbit" contributor that is most appreciated.

:)

TrueLiz
03-12-2016, 03:54 AM
Ozzy, thanks for all this awesome info on Pangos! Very fun to see (minus the head injury part, and whiplash with no actual head impact can cause a concussion, since it rattles the brain). I still miss watching him play.

ZagNative
03-16-2016, 11:18 AM
Kevin's Eurocup game vs. Stelmet Zielona Gora is on now. Live stats here. (http://live.euroleague.net/gamesjsuleb.aspx?ig=uleb_294&st=20&dp=SZPAKF36A9A5584N7THGG2NX1&z=0&X-Forwarded-For=98.247.1.138) Live video here. (http://www.rtvc.es/television/Directo.aspx)

At the half, Kevin's HGC squad trails 44-49. Kevin with zero points and five assists so far

ZagNative
03-16-2016, 12:14 PM
HGC wins it, 93-82. Kevin with 8 points, 8 assists, 3 rebounds, and zero turnovers in 21:21. Next they play Stelmet Zielona Gora again, on HGC's home court on Wednesday. March 23.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-QnBrzkJ0lhM/VunhNV4GbmI/AAAAAAAComs/9SBJTYlHyS0GpuZoptxDWd-a0LKm5dWZwCCo/s800-Ic42/2016-03-16%2Bkevin%2Bpangos%2Binstagram.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ABgbNTXcy-8/Vum81-GlA8I/AAAAAAAComY/_8ihkm1D5S4Kh1WFLZjzIADFfAMNLLXJgCCo/s576-Ic42/2016-03-16%2Bkevin%2Bpangos%2Bbox.jpg

ZagNative
03-23-2016, 12:44 PM
Kevin's HGC team playing the second Eurocup game vs. Stelmet Zielona Gora now. Live stats here (http://live.euroleague.net/gamesjsuleb.aspx?ig=uleb_298&st=20&dp=P256MF4651A29AEBA5HB1B534&z=1&X-Forwarded-For=98.247.1.138).

Live video here.

It's early, but HGC is leading 17-10, Kevin with two threes early.

ZagNative
03-23-2016, 02:18 PM
Stelmet Zielona Gora wins in the last minute, 86-83. Kevin with 12 points.

OZZY
03-23-2016, 10:42 PM
Stelmet Zielona Gora wins in the last minute, 86-83. Kevin with 12 points.

Kevin played a much different game today (perhaps dictated by the opponent) shooting only long range shots and was actually -10 on +/-.

Still due to a great away game, on total points they move on to the semi finals against Turkish powerhouse Galatasaray.

Galatasaray is an interesting team with very even scoring and a 6'7" two guard in Blake Shilb and NBA Veteran Stephan Lasme at centre.

The keys for HGC to move past them will be 3 point shooting and whether or not Galatasaray can contain HGC's big man Omic.

They actually have a chance to meet Strasbourg in the final (the team that KP was injured against)

ZagNative
03-27-2016, 11:54 AM
A nice win for Gran Canarias in the ACB Spanish League, 93-90 (http://www.acb.com/fichas/LACB60224.php) over Laboral Kutxa Baskonia, Kevin with 15 points and 9 assists!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tZAp32n-i1c/Vvgub_SLWtI/AAAAAAACooo/KIRW-71PMtQimlTPLJV2FhEQBsG97uwUACCo/s804-Ic42/2016-03-27%2Bkevin%2Bpangos%2Bbox%2Bscore.jpg

Standings:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-D1Z9QZ-Kz9Q/VvgyCy6-D2I/AAAAAAACoo4/g7bjo1U6wTcFPGPvEkA_yqHoAhAh3LMSgCCo/s338-Ic42/2016-03-27%2Bkevin%2Bpangos%2Bstats.jpg

Highlight video (http://acbtv.acb.com/video/9437-lacb-20152016-liga_regular-25-224-victoria_in_extremis_de_herbalife_gran_canaria)

Mojo13
04-14-2016, 09:02 AM
Kevin selected to the All-EuroCup Second Team.
Very high honors for a rookie and he has proven he is a EuroLeague caliber player.

It will be interesting to see if one of the EuroLeague teams try to peel him away from Gran Canaria next year.

sittingon50
04-14-2016, 09:59 AM
Good for him!

ZagNative
04-14-2016, 12:11 PM
Will we see Kevin in NBA Summer League?
2015-16 All-Eurocup First, Second teams announced (http://www.eurocupbasketball.com/eurocup/news/i/6te4n3l6chkvxgt3/2015-16-all-eurocup-first-second-teams-announced)

SECOND TEAM

Pangos’s rookie season was one to remember. He helped Gran Canaria come within a shot of returning to the Eurocup Finals by dishing the ninth-most assists (4.8 apg.) in the competition and ranking third in three-point accuracy (51.2%). Pangos was also second on the team in scoring (11.9 ppg.). He recorded one of the best games of the regular season with 31 points at MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg. Pangos showed he was built for big games in the knockout stages when he averaged 6 points more per game in the second legs than he scored in the first legs.

Mojo13
04-15-2016, 09:05 AM
Will we see Kevin in NBA Summer League?

Maybe. There is a real chance he makes the Canadian senior team and there is somewhat of a conflict between the FIBA Olympic Qualifier Tournament July 4-10 and the Summer Leagues. The Orlando and Utah SLs were the same period last year, with the Vegas one being a little later - started July 10 through 20. He may be able to make the Vegas one. He may choose Summer League over Team Canada...but my understanding of KP is he would play for Canada anytime, given the chance.

OZZY
04-25-2016, 12:57 AM
After a rough couple of weeks, Kevin Played a very good game this weekend helping GC beat Andorra 98-85.

http://www.eurobasket.com/boxScores/Spain/2016/0424_1312_139.asp

KP the facilitator was on display against Steven Holt's Andorra team on Sunday. While not doing much of the scoring ( 8 points on 2 of his 6 threes attempted) in his 23 minutes, Kevin had 11 assists which, from memory, is the highest total since pre-Gonzaga days. To top it off he recorded no turnovers which is interesting since Holt would be someone who knows him (and his moves) better than any coach in Spain.....

Gran Canaria's victory solidifies their top 5 position in the ACB behind EuroLeague teams like Barcelona, Madrid, and Laboral Kutxa Vitoria. They have 5 games left with two against weaker competitors. If they win next weekend's game against EuroLeage team Unicaja they pretty well have it locked up.

Kevin's 11 assist / 0 turnover performance is the sort of ball control that will have the Canada basketball coaches really take notice after the debacle in Mexico City.

ZagNative
04-25-2016, 08:13 PM
Thanks, Ozzy! Appreciate the info!

I figured I would have saved a pic of Stephen Holt from his days at St. Mary's, and sure enough, I found a good one:https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sXxWaUq_Lt4/UT7A51Khd4I/AAAAAAABcMk/D9UrP4wMv5c8HRJknyGT9X8KR0IHSBelgCCo/s576/2013-03-11%2BKevin%2BPangos%2BWCC%2BChamps-2.jpg

Gonzaga's Kevin Pangos (4) tangles with Saint Mary's Stephen Holt during the
first half of the West Coast Conference tournament championship NCAA college basketball game,
Monday, March 11, 2013, in Las Vegas.

ZagNative
05-15-2016, 11:41 AM
Super game for Kevin today:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/feather-client-files-aviary-prod-us-east-1/2016-05-15/9f412baae13e484fa7e3c10906c5f38a.jpg

OZZY
05-15-2016, 07:45 PM
Thanks ZN, great work as usual.

Great time to be heating up from the three for KP!

A great footnote for this of you who have followed this thread the past 5 months.

American guard, Kyle Kuric, who early in the season had to stop playing due to a Cancer concern has played the last two games. I have not been able to find anything more, but the fact that he is playing again is good news for the team. He was the leading scorer after 7 games although he does not appear now to be getting big minutes.

ZagNative
05-27-2016, 09:48 AM
Gran Canarias now playing in the playoffs vs. Laboral Kutxa. Live stats here (http://jornadavirtual.acb.com/jornada/LACB/60/35/310)

Note that 2016 recruit Killian Tillie's brother Kim Tillie is playing for Laboral Kutxa.

Go Kev!

ZagNative
05-27-2016, 11:28 AM
Gran Canarias loses the first game in the playoffs, 81-76. Kevin with 7 points, 2 rebounds, and 4 assists. Next game in the series Sunday, May 29.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rpjsar_iHyk/V0idxj_FbjI/AAAAAAACo08/Umsh0CujoMw5-I4OgImSlvVEJpW13GXlACCo/s640/2016-05-27%2Bkevin%2Bpangos%2Bbox%2Bscore.jpg

ZagNative
05-29-2016, 11:49 AM
Kevin's team wins today. Kevin had 9 points, 3 rebounds, and 6 assists

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-agVJ75JpqwE/V0tGbdjOKFI/AAAAAAACo1k/wZ5MNJFNM_Q3BQb4jR8A5eQu9lyz7N4ygCCo/s800/2016-05-29%2Bkevin%2Bpangos%2Bbox%2Bscore.jpg

ZagNative
05-31-2016, 11:30 AM
At the half vs. Laboral Kutxa, Gran Canarias leads 41-40. Live stats here. (http://jornadavirtual.acb.com/jornada/LACB/60/37/318)

ZagNative
05-31-2016, 12:37 PM
Kevin's team lost it, 71-78. I think that's it for Kevin's season. He did have a nice game, with 13 points and 5 assists:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-C_D1ZDddOY8/V0309-V7x1I/AAAAAAACo14/dfHJqUjJeSsszuUpk1vvUeLVKxhEcQGSgCCo/s943/2016-05-31%2Bkevin%2Bpangos%2Bbox%2Bscore.jpg

Mojo13
05-31-2016, 04:04 PM
He ain't done! Time to get his ass to Team Canada's training camp and help us qualify for the Olympics!

OZZY
06-04-2016, 10:09 AM
He ain't done! Time to get his ass to Team Canada's training camp and help us qualify for the Olympics!

He should get a real good look as he has another year in his contract with GC and has had a very solid rookie season.

I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up on lists of top ACB first year players..

Canada really needs a floor general who can control the tempo and keep the turnovers down.

cdools
06-04-2016, 11:13 PM
All you fans who yearn to see KP can meet him during Hoopfest weekend in Spokane. Kevin and Chris Dooley, author of Can't Miss: The Kevin Pangos Story, will be at Aunties Bookstore on Thursday June23 from 7-8pm and at the Alumni event at the Convention Centre on Friday June 24. Doors open at 5, game tips off at 7. As well they will be at Hoopfest at
a yet-to-be-specified time on Saturday in Riverside Park. At all three events Kevin will be available to sign books. He's had a great first year as a pro and as a lot of your are saying he is just beginning at the pro level. Can't Miss captures the essence of how Kevin went from Newmarket Ontario to Spokane Washington. Its a story all parents, coaches, and young athletes should read. Check out cantmisskid.com

Mojo13
06-06-2016, 10:36 AM
All you fans who yearn to see KP can meet him during Hoopfest weekend in Spokane. Kevin and Chris Dooley, author of Can't Miss: The Kevin Pangos Story, will be at Aunties Bookstore on Thursday June23 from 7-8pm and at the Alumni event at the Convention Centre on Friday June 24. Doors open at 5, game tips off at 7. As well they will be at Hoopfest at
a yet-to-be-specified time on Saturday in Riverside Park. At all three events Kevin will be available to sign books. He's had a great first year as a pro and as a lot of your are saying he is just beginning at the pro level. Can't Miss captures the essence of how Kevin went from Newmarket Ontario to Spokane Washington. Its a story all parents, coaches, and young athletes should read. Check out cantmisskid.com


That is not good news for him playing for Canada is summer as we are supposed to be in Europe playing exhibition games June 20-29.

Stupid if Team Canada hasn't invited him into camp....with so many NBA players questionable this summer, KP has a great shot at the SMNT.


Oh...both Unicaja and Laboral Kutxa are trying to scoop up KP fro next year. Both much better teams than Gran Canaria.

ZagNative
06-09-2016, 10:37 AM
Maybe a change in clubs coming for Kevin? From Eurobasket: (http://www.eurobasket.com/Spain/news/449332/Kevin-Pangos-may-agree-terms-with-Unicaja)

Kevin Pangos

Unicaja Malaga (Liga Endesa) is in talks to bring in 23-year old Canadian ex-international guard Kevin Pangos (189-83kg-93, college: Gonzaga, agency: Priority Sports) who played last time at Herbalife Gran Canaria. He has a double citizenship as he also holds Slovenian passport. In 33 Liga Endesa games he averaged 10.8ppg, 2.3rpg and 4.5apg last season. He helped them to make it to the final and supercup semifinals. He received also Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup 2nd Team award in 2016.

Among other achievements Pangos' college team won WCC Tournament for two years in a row (2014 and 2015).
Pangos was also a member of Canadian international program for some years. He played for Canadian Senior National Team back in 2009 and previously for University National Team in 2013. Pangos represented Canada at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) three years ago.
He graduated from Gonzaga University in 2015 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Pangos' game is described as: Yet labelled by most of pro scouts as "the next Steve Nash", he is so good that he has been called in Senior National Team at 16. Compared to Steve Nash at his age, he has ... best shooting touch and passing skills, and seems to be more mature. Huge upside at the point, of course...

webspinnre
06-09-2016, 08:54 PM
He has a Slovenian passport?

Mojo13
06-13-2016, 02:17 PM
He has a Slovenian passport?

Yes he does. Makes him much more valuable to Euro teams as he is not considered an import player -which are limited to vary degrees in Euro leagues.

http://www.eurohoops.net/featured/259702/panathinaikos-waiting-pangos-positive-answer

Panathinaikos is coming on strong. A Euroleague team with a deep pocketed owner. He may be looking at $1.5-$2M a year in NBA equivalency. i.e. ~800K net (after tax) with all expenses paid (housing, food, car etc.).

SLOZag
06-29-2016, 12:48 AM
Starting July 9, it seems Kevin will be playing for the Atlanta Hawks' D League team in the Las Vegas Summer League. His teammates there will include Diamon Simpson from Saint Marys.

http://www.ajc.com/news/sports/basketball/cordinier-to-play-summer-league-for-hawks/nrpTR/

Mojo13
07-08-2016, 01:25 PM
Kevin officially has an offer on the table from Greek power house and Euroleague team Panthinaikos.

there was talk about this a month ago and then it went quiet. Supposedly KP was holding out for an NBA out-clause and the ability to play SL. Maybe this means he got what he wanted - but it is just an offer at this point. I think it is about $1.0M across two years, but I also think that is "net". So maybe equivalent to a $1M per year NBA contract - which seems more than he would get in the NBA.


Funny back story rumor here - the owner of Panthinaikos is pretty eccentric, volatile and supposedly tries hard to stock his team only with Greeks. That Pangos name may have come in handy here.

Mojo13
07-11-2016, 02:42 PM
Atlanta signing Jarrett Jack doesnt help KPs chances to stick with Atlanta. there was talk him or Bryce Cotton had a legit shot as the 3rd string PG for Atlanta. That dream seems dead, unless they ditch Hinrich somehow.

Zagdawg
07-26-2016, 05:49 PM
Kevin Pangos Retweeted
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@Pm_Pennington @t_tatkooo being taught by legendary player Kevin Pangos. We're lucky here at Boise High!