By Lefteris Moutis / email@example.com
Which players are most recognizable symbols of their Euroleague teams? In an era of continuous transfers, Eurohoops.net has compiled a list of players who boast the most appearances in Euroleague games with only one team.
Transfers from one team to another are now very common and it’s very rare to find players and teams who stay together very long. That’s true no just throughout their entire careers, but even throughout their terms in the Euroleague.
And yet, there are still several players who have spent a dozen years with only one team and who have worn the colors of just one Euroleague team at least 100 times.
In this list, many more players whose names are associated with a single team could have been included, but lost this “privilege” because they played in the competition for at least one season with another team. For example, Kostas Tsartsaris played 11 seasons and 214 Euroleague games with Panathinaikos Athens, but also two seasons and 25 games for Peristeri. Or his former teammate, Mike Batiste; he was identified with Panathinaikos for 10 years and 204 games, but made his Euroleague debut with Charleroi for one year and 10 games and later played for Fenerbahce Istanbul in 23 games in the 2012-13 season.
Paulius Jankunas broke the run he had with Zalgiris Kaunas from 2003-04 until today for a total of 12 seasons and 204 games, because of his participation with Khimki Moscow Region in 16 games in the Euroleague in the 2009-10 season. Likewise, J.R. Holden, who had 189 games in a total of nine seasons with CSKA Moscow, made his debut in the Euroleague with AEK for one year and 20 games.