Despite his very young age (23 years) Kevin Pangos, point guard for the euroleague basketball team, Herbalife Gran Canaria, has built himself a strong position in the Spanish ABC league, which is the best in Europe. In an exclusive interview with CinkciarzTV, Pangos spoke about his biography among others.
Chris Dooley's book, “Can’t Miss: The Kevin Pangos Story”, tells us that Pangos was the youngest player in the history of the Canadian national basketball team 1. He stood out on the court since the beginning of his career. At the time he played for Gonzaga Bulldogs of the American National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), he achieved the title of the best player of the Western Conference2. Despite that fact, Pangos claims that he still is at the start of his career. As he unofficially said in our conversation, it was the opportunity to spend many minutes on the courts of the Spanish ACB3 that made him sign the contract with his current club.
For the time being, it seems that Pangos is taking advantage of the opportunity that he created for himself by joining Herbalife Gran Canaria. He is the leader when it comes to the amount of assists and three-point field goals in the ACB league. It was the Canadian’s point guard abilities and scoring talent which were crucial in eliminating the Polish Champion, Stelmet BC Zielona Gora, from the current Eurocup games few weeks ago. The current opponent of Pangos' Herbalife Gran Canaria is Galatasaray Istanbul (the Spanish team lost their first match away at the moment of writing this article)4. One of Kevin's successes is the victory in the prestigious Copa del Rey (English: King's Cup) in February 2016. On its way to the victory, his team defeated more entitled teams like FC Barcelona Lassa and Real Madrid.
The most crucial games of his career are surely still ahead of the young Canadian with Slovenian roots (of which he also mentions in the included video interview). Will he become the league's MVP one day, just like his idol Steve Nash? We don't know that. However, it is certain that it is worth keeping an eye on Kevin Pangos, as he is already an interesting sports personality.