Scoring king Navarro nets his 4,000th career point

Apr 06, 2017 by Euroleague.net Print
Scoring king Navarro nets his 4,000th career point

EuroLeague scoring king Juan Carlos Navarro of FC Barcelona Lassa added another feather to his cap Thursday when he scored the 4,000th point of his illustrious EuroLeague career. Navarro did so in the third quarter of his team’s final game of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season at Fenerbahce Ulker Sports Arena in Istanbul against Fenerbahce in Round 30 of the regular season. The scoring great hit a fade-away jumper with 5:45 remaining in the third quarter to stem a four-minute scoring drought for Barcelona, which eventually lost the game, 68-65, after overtime.

The 36-year-old Navarro long ago cemented his status as a Barcelona legend, the club he has played all 16 seasons of his EuroLeague career with. The 4,000-point milestone is just the latest in a long list of awards and achievements Navarro has captured over his career. Navarro is a two-time EuroLeague champion, the 2008-09 EuroLeague MVP and the 2010 EuroLeague Final Four MVP. He has played in seven EuroLeague Final Fours and been named to the All-EuroLeague First Team a record five times in addition to a pair of All-EuroLeague Second Team nods. He has also helped Barcelona to eight Spanish League crowns, six Spanish Copa del Reys and the 1999 Korac Cup. Navarro was a member of the great Spanish national team that won the 2006 world championship and gold medals at EuroBasket 2009 and 2011. He also has a two Olympic silver medals, an Olympic bronze medal, two EuroBasket silvers and one EuroBasket bronze.

Navarro finishes his season as the EuroLeague career leader in scoring (4,000 points), three-pointers made (595) and games played (319) with a considerable margin over the next closest in each category. He is also ranked second in fouls drawn (1,160), third in free throws made (821), sixth in steals (242) and eighth in assists (793).