Navarro games-played record will add to long list

Mar 12, 2014 by Print
Navarro games-played record will add to long list
Juan Carlos Navarro, milestones

On Friday night before his home fans, Juan Carlos Navarro is poised to become the all-time Turkish Airlines Euroleague record-holder for games played when he steps on the court for his 253rd appearance in Europe's top competition, all in the uniform of FC Barcelona.

Navarro's record of longevity, breaking his tie with another legend, Theo Papaloukas, is a testimony not only to his staying power, but to the standard of excellence he has shown while leading Barcelona to progress further each season and play more games than any other team in the competition, too.

Now in his 13th Turkish Airlines Euroleague season at age 33, Navarro has already amassed a formidable list of records, milestones and accolades, highlighted by his 2010 Final Four MVP trophy, when he led Barcelona to its second continental title.

On the occasion of his newest record, here's a reminder of all that has been accomplished in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague by the great Juan Carlos Navarro - so far.

Euroleague records, all-time

1. Games played: 253
1. Performance index rating: 3,269
1. Points scored: 3,416
1. Three-point shots made: 494
1. Three-point shots attempted: 1,281
1. Free throws made: 700
1. Free throws attempted: 821
1. Field goals made: 1,111
1. Field goals attempted: 2,507
2. Minutes played: 6,534 (first: JR Holden, 6,553)
3. Games started: 177 (first: Dimitris Diamantidis 190, second: J.R. Holden 183)

Euroleague honors

Champion: 2003 and 2010
Season MVP: 2008-09
Final Four MVP: 2010
All-Euroleague First Team: 2005-06, 2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11
All-Euroleague Second Team: 2011-12 and 2012-13
MVP of the Month: January 2006, April 2010, January 2011

Euroleague milestones

Final Four, games played: 11 (ranks sixth: Papaloukas 18, Holden 16, Smodis and Khryapa 14, Andersen, Vujcic and Langdon 12)
Final Four, three-point shots made: 26 (ranks second: Holden 30)
Playoffs, points scored: 414 (ranks first, only player over 270 points)
Playoffs, three-point shots made: 64 (ranks first)
Playoffs, games played: 28 (ranks fourth: Papaloukas 30, Andersen 29, Tsartsaris 28)
Top 16, points scored: 1,023 (ranks first, only player over 1,000 points)
Top 16, three-point shots made: 150 (ranks first)
Top 16 games played: 74 (ranks second: Papaloukas 77)

Euroleague career highs

Points: 32 (February 23, 2006 vs Zalgiris)
Index rating: 35 (November 9, 2006 vs Zalgiris)
Assists: 11 (February 27, 2014 vs Anadolu Efes)
Three-point shots made: 6 (twice, vs Asseco Prokom in 2005-06 and vs Efes in 2006-07)
Free throws made: 14 of 14 (March 3, 2005 vs Real Madrid)

International medals with Spain

Olympics silver: 2008, 2012
World Championship gold: 2006
Junior World Championship gold: 1999
EuroBasket gold: 2009, 2011
EuroBasket silver: 2003, 2007
EuroBasket bronze: 2001, 2005