Greek basketball legend Nick Galis has been selected for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame Class of 2017, it was officially announced.
One of the European game’s highest scorers, 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, who will be the only European to collect the award this year 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.
With Greece, Galis won the country’s first Eurobasket title in 1987 and collect the MVP award. He had also won silver medal in Eurobasket, two years later 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.