#32 George Papadakos
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7'0" 215 lbs Center
HS: St. Michaels Don Mills, ON
Born:  
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS Min FG FGA % FT FTA % Asst Reb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
1983-84 Fr C 24 0 160 16 31 51.6%
19 26 73.1% 1 48 38 0 9 3 11 51 2.0 0.4 1.9
1984-85 So C 7 0 36 5 10 50.0% 2 4 50.0% 0 6 5 0 2 1 2 12 1.7 0.0 0.9
Career    
42
0
196
21
41
51.2%
21
30
70.0%
1
54
43
0
11
4
13
63
1.5
0.0
1.3

George Papadakos was a reserve center for Syracuse basketball for two seasons. Papadakos was the first 7-foot player to be successfully recruited by Jim Boeheim, and he was part of Syracuse's 'Canadian connection' in the early 1980s.

George PapadakosPapadakos would play in most the games his freshman season, in a limited capacity, averaging 2 points a game. His sophomore year, his playing time was reduced. Citing personal issues, he quit the team in early February, and returned to his home in Canada. His personal highs at Syracuse were both in his freshman season, with 10 points against Connecticut and 10 rebounds against Colgate.

Papadakos would transfer to Michigan State where he would play from 1986-1988, average 10.1 points per game. He was the Spartans Most Improved Player in 1988, and was also the co-captain of that squad. He would have a career high 21 points and 21 rebounds against San Jose State in December of his senior year.

Upon graduating from Michigan State, Papadakos would play professional basketball in Greece from 1988 to 2000. He would later coach womans basketball, heading the Chios Women's Basketball team from 2001-2006. He then went into the sporting goods business in Greece.

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