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Juan Ignacio Sánchez
Juan Ignacio Sánchez
Brown, commonly known as Pepe Sánchez (born May 8, 1977), is a former Argentine-Spanish[1] professional basketball player. He played at the point guard position. He was a part of Argentina's 2004 Olympic gold medal team. Pepe Sánchez (1.93 metres, 6 feet 4 inches tall) was the first Argentine to play in the NBA. He played two seasons in the NBA, playing in a total of 38 games with the Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia 76ers
(24 games), Atlanta Hawks
Atlanta Hawks
(5 games), and the Detroit Pistons
Detroit Pistons
(9 games), averaging only 5 minutes per game. He also played with the Golden State Warriors, during the NBA
NBA
preseason.

Contents

1 Professional career

1.1 Early years 1.2 NBA 1.3 Europe

2 Argentine national team 3 Career statistics

3.1 Domestic leagues

4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Professional career[edit] Early years[edit] At age 12, he began playing for the youth team of Club Bahiense del Norte, together with future NBA
NBA
star Emanuel Ginóbili. At age 17 he moved to Deportivo Roca
Deportivo Roca
for the 1994–95 season of the Argentine League, where he played point guard. The following year, he accepted a scholarship offer from Temple University
Temple University
in Philadelphia, but stayed in Argentina
Argentina
during the 1995–96 season, playing for Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca. After his participation in the 1996 Youth Panamerican Tournament in Puerto Rico, where he represented the junior national team of Argentina, he moved to Philadelphia where he played for the Temple Owls college team for 4 years under Hall of Fame coach John Chaney, and finished his career as the #2 player in the NCAA in steals (he is currently in third place in career steals). As a junior, the crafty point guard guided the Owls to an appearance in the Elite Eight, where they fell to Duke. Despite averaging only 5.6 points per game as a senior, he was named a Third Team All-American by the Associated Press. He earned a degree in history at Temple in 2000. NBA[edit] In 2000, he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Philadelphia 76ers after not being selected in the NBA
NBA
draft, and along with Rubén Wolkowyski, became the first Argentines to play in the NBA
NBA
regular season. In 2002 he was signed as a free agent by the Detroit Pistons. Europe[edit] In Europe, Sánchez won the EuroLeague
EuroLeague
championship in the 2001–02 season, while playing with the Greek Basket League
Greek Basket League
club Panathinaikos. He also played in the Spanish League with Etosa Alicante. He transferred to the Spanish League club Unicaja Málaga in 2004, with whom he won the 2005–06 ACB League; Unicaja's first Spanish League title. After three years at Unicaja, he left as a free agent when his contract expired at the end of the 2006–07 season.[2] On August 13, 2007, he signed with FC Barcelona.[3] In July 2008, he signed with Real Madrid,[4] but he was released in April 2009.[5] Argentine national team[edit] Sánchez was first called up to the senior men's Argentine national basketball team in 1998. With Argentina, he played at the: FIBA World Cup, at both the 1998 FIBA World Championship
1998 FIBA World Championship
and the 2002 FIBA World Championship (where he won the silver medal), the 1999 South American Championship (where he won the silver medal), and at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games (where he won the gold medal). Sánchez's performance at the 2006 FIBA World Championship
2006 FIBA World Championship
was quite satisfactory, with the Argentine press choosing him as the most outstanding player of the team.[6] Career statistics[edit] Domestic leagues[edit]

Season Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

2001–02 Panathinaikos GBL 20 20.9 .420 .188 .690 2.3 4.0 1.7 .0 4.0

2003–04 Etosa Alicante ACB 21 27.5 .463 .224 .706 3.7 6.3 1.8 .1 7.5

2004–05 Unicaja 37 20.2 .381 .318 .657 2.7 3.2 1.2 .1 5.0

2005–06 44 22.5 .569 .372 .846 4.2 3.8 1.3 .0 6.6

2006–07 44 21.1 .378 .311 .769 2.8 4.6 1.2 .0 4.4

2007–08 FC Barcelona 41 20.6 .433 .301 .837 3.3 5.0 1.2 .1 4.8

2008–09 Real Madrid 15 14.5 .167 .067 1.000 1.0 2.9 .8 .0 .7

2009–10 Obras Sanitarias LNB 7 23.3 .467 .357 .727 2.6 6.3 1.6 .0 5.3

2010–11 Weber Bahía Estudiantes 43 30.4 .462 .330 .733 5.2 6.9 3.3 .1 10.0

2011–12 45 26.1 .485 .370 .763 5.5 5.5 1.5 .1 10.7

2012–13 26 19.1 .329 .333 .810 2.9 2.8 .8 .0 7.4

See also[edit]

List of NCAA Division I men's basketball career steals leaders

References[edit]

^ ACB.com Pepe Sánchez nacionalidadlicencia: ESP ^ "Despedida de Pepe Sánchez" (in Spanish). Baloncesto Málaga. 2007-06-22. Archived from the original on 2007-07-01. Retrieved 2007-06-29.  ^ "AXA F.C. Barcelona lands passing wizard Sanchez". Euroleague.net. 2007-08-13. Retrieved 2007-09-21.  ^ "COMUNICADO OFICIAL – Pepe Sánchez, nuevo jugador del Real Madrid de baloncesto". Realmadrid.com. 2008-07-03. Archived from the original on 2012-09-07. Retrieved 2008-07-03.  ^ "El Real Madrid corta a Pepe Sanchez". altaspulsaciones.com. 2009-04-14. Retrieved 2009-04-14.  ^ Voto de confianza

External links[edit]

Official site (in Spanish) NBA.com Profile Euroleague.net Profile Short Biography and Statistics (in Spanish) Spanish League Profile (in Spanish) Latinbasket.com Profile

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– 8th place

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Argentina
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squad – 2002 FIBA World Championship
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– Silver medal

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Argentina
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squad – 2004 Summer Olympics – Gold medal

4 Sánchez 5 Ginóbili 6 Montecchia 7 Oberto 8 Herrmann 9 Fernández 10 Sconochini 11 Scola 12 Gutiérrez 13 Nocioni 14 Delfino 15 Wolkowyski Coach: Magnano

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Argentina
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squad – 2006 FIBA World Championship
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– 4th place

4 Scola 5 Ginóbili 6 Sánchez 7 Oberto 8 Herrmann 9 Fernández 10 Delfino 11 Prigioni 12 Gutiérrez 13 Nocioni 14 Farabello 15 Wolkowyski Coach: Hernández

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champions

4 Alvertis 5 Kalaitzis 6 Sioutis 7 Rogers 8 Mulaomerović 9 Balogiannis 10 Bodiroga (Final Four MVP) 11 Middleton 12 Kutluay 13 Albano 14 Papadopoulos 15 Giannoulis 16 Sánchez

Head coach: Obradović Assistant co

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