Pablo Prigioni


Pablo Prigioni

Infobox Euroleague Player
name = Pablo Prigioni
nickname =


caption = Pablo Prigioni warming up in the second game of the 2008 ACB Finals.
position = Point guard
height_ft = 6
height_in = 4
weight_lb = 195
league = Spanish League
Euroleague
team = TAU Vitoria
nationality = Argentina / Italy
birth_date = birth date and age|1977|5|17
birth_place = Río Tercero, Argentina
career_start = 1997
former_teams = Belgrano San Nicolás (1997-1998)
Obras Sanitarias (1998-1999)
Fuenlabrada (1999-2001)
CB Lucentum Alicante
(2001-2003)
awards = Spanish King's Cup MVP 2006
Spanish Supercup MVP 2008

Pablo Prigioni (born March 17, 1977 in Río Tercero, Argentina) is an Argentine-Italian professional basketball player. He plays at the play maker position. He is 1.93 m (6'4") in height. He is currently playing for the Spanish League giants TAU Ceramica.

Player profile

A very creative, pass-first 6'4" point guard, Prigioni led the Euroleague in assists during the Euroleague 2005-06 regular season and he was voted the best point guard of the Spanish ACB League for the 2006-07 season. He is a very good passer and also a very good defender and he led the Spanish League in steals during the 2002-03 season. He has been selected to the Spanish ACB League All-Star Game, the All-Spanish ACB League Team and the All-Spanish ACB League Defensive Team several times.

Pro career

Prigioni began his professional career in 1997 with Belgrano San Nicolás of the Argentine LNB League. In 1998, he transferred to the Argentine League club Obras Sanitarias. In 1999, he moved to the Spanish ACB League club Fuenlabrada, where he stayed until the year 2001.

In 2001, Prigioni joined the Spanish League club CB Lucentum Alicante, and he played there until the year 2003. In 2003, Prigioni joined the big Euroleague team TAU Vitoria. With TAU he has won several championships, including: 2 Spanish King's Cups in the years 2004 and 2006, 4 Spanish Supercups in the years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and the Spanish ACB League championship in the year 2008.

Argentina national basketball team

As a member of the Argentina national basketball team, Prigioni won the silver medal at the FIBA Americas Championship three times. He won the silver medal at the 2003 FIBA Americas Championship, the 2005 FIBA Americas Championship, and also at the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship. He has also played for Argentina at the 2006 FIBA World Championship.

Prigioni was also a member of the Argentina national team that competed at the 2008 Olympic Basketball Tournament and won the bronze medal.

Personal

*Pablo Prigioni is married to Raquel. They have a daughter.

Pro clubs

* 1997 - 1998 : )
* 1998 - 1999 : )
* 1999 - 2001 : )
* 2001 - 2002 : )
* 2002 - 2003 : )
* 2003 - present : )

Titles and awards

Pro clubs

* Spanish Príncipe de Asturias Cup championship with Alicante (2002)
* Led the Spanish ACB League in steals with Alicante (2003)
* Won 2 Spanish King's Cup championships with TAU (2004, 2006)
* Won 4 Spanish Supercup championships with TAU (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
*2-time All-Euroleague 2nd Team with TAU (Euroleague 2005-06, Euroleague 2006-07)
*Led the Euroleague in assists with TAU (Euroleague 2005-06)
* Spanish King's Cup MVP with TAU (2006)
* Spanish ACB League's best point guard with TAU (2007)
*Won the Spanish ACB League championship with TAU (2008)
* Spanish Supercup MVP with TAU (2008)

Argentina national team

* 2003 FIBA Americas Championship silver medal with Argentina
* 2005 FIBA Americas Championship silver medal with Argentina
* 2007 FIBA Americas Championship silver medal with Argentina
* 2008 Olympic Basketball Tournament bronze medal with Argentina

External links

* [http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?gamecode=211&pcode=CBX Euroleague.net Profile]
* [http://217.13.116.51/finalfour05/noticia.jsp?temporada=E04&jornada=25&id=653 Final Four Insider]
* [http://www.baskonia.com/web/plantilla/jugador22.asp Profile at Baskonia]


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