Nick Galis selected to Hall Of Fame

2017-04-01T18:28:03+00:00 2017-04-02T01:10:04+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

01/Apr/17 18:28

Greek Basketball legend Nick Galis has been selected for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame Class of 2017, as it was officially announced.

By Eurohoops team/

It’s been a long time coming for one of the absolute best European players of all time. Nick Galis will be a part of the 2017 Hall of Fame class, the only European to receive the honor this year.

One of the top European scorers in the history of the sport, Galis has been a synonym for the Greek Basketball Golden Age that has taken place since 1987.  It was then that Galis led the Greek national team to the Eurobasket title, as a top scorer and MVP of the tournament, bringing forth a a new era for the sport in the country. It was the first title that Greece has won in a international competition.

With the Greek national team, Galis had also won silver medal in Eurobasket 1989, where he was also the leading scorer. Actually, Galis led all players in points during every single international competition he participated from 1983 to 1991.

In a national level, Galis was the Greek League top scorer from 1981 to 1991 and scoring leader in European Champions Cup from 1986 to 1992 plus 1994.

Galis spent the majority of his career playing with Aris Thessaloniki BC with which he won the 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 Greek League titles. He finished his career in Panathinaikos with which he won the 1993 Greek Cup.