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Nick George
Nick George
DOB25th Sep 1982
BirthplaceManchester, England
Height1.98 m (6' 6")
PositionForward
ClubFastweb CM, LG2, Italy
Caps17
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A product of the Manchester Magic development programme, George had an impressive college career at Virginia Commonwealth University in the United States, so much so that he was invited to the Portsmouth Invitational pre-draft camp.

George also played in the NBA’s summer league in Las Vegas in 2006 and, although he was unsuccessful in his attempts to land an NBA contract, the 6’6” forward had the consolation of landing a contract with leading Italian club Benetton Treviso where he started the 2006-07 season before moving to second division Imola.

The following year, George was a key part of a successful Alicante team in the second division of Spanish basketball while his 2008-09 campaign was split between Dunkerque, in the top division of France, and Italian second division club Monferrato, for whom he re-signed in the summer of 2009.

A former member of the GB team at the World University Games in 2005, George was called up for the 2008 qualifying campaign and he played an important role in the team that won a difficult qualifying group ahead of Israel, Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Czech Republic. His performances were sufficient to earn him a place on the GB team that travelled to Poland for Eurobasket in the summer of 2009.

Chris Finch says: “He is the ultimate x-factor in a basketball game, the sort of player who has game-changing capabilities. He can be a lock-down defender, when properly motivated, and did extremely well for us in a couple of key games in 2008. We need more consistency from him.”

 
Date Opposition Mins 2PT FG 3PT FG FT Reb PF Pts
14/08/2009
Poland Men
20



5
1
11
15/08/2009
Turkey Men
31



4
4
11
16/08/2009
Israel Men
27



5
3
9
19/08/2009
Spain Men
24



5
2
11
20/08/2009
Lithuania Men
24



2
1
9
21/08/2009
Slovenia Men
6





2
26/08/2009
Latvia Men
25




3
17
28/08/2009
Macedonia Men







29/08/2009
Turkey Men




9

3
07/09/2009
Slovenia Men
9






08/09/2009
Spain Men
5






Total Played 11 171
0
0
0
30
14
73
Averages
15.55
0
0
0
2.73
1.27
6.64
Competition Team Played Mins 2PT FG 3PT FG FT Reb PF Pts
2009 - Efes Pilsner World Cup
Great Britain Men
3
25



9
3
20
2009 - FIBA EuroBasket 2009
Great Britain Men
2
14






2009 - Game On at the O2
Great Britain Men
3
78



14
8
31
2009 - Seville Tournament
Great Britain Men
3
54



7
3
22
2009 Total

11
171



30
14
73
2009 averages


15.55
0
0
0
2.73
1.27
6.64
2008 - FIBA EuroBasket 2009 Qualifying
Great Britain Men
6
58



3
4
32
2008 Total

6
58



3
4
32
2008 averages


9.67
0
0
0
0.5
0.67
5.33
Total - Efes Pilsner World Cup

3
25



9
3
20
Total - FIBA EuroBasket 2011 Qualifiers

8
72



3
4
32
Total - Game On at the O2

3
78



14
8
31
Total - Seville Tournament

3
54



7
3
22
Total

17
229
0
0
0
33
18
105
Averages


13.47
0
0
0
1.94
1.06
6.18
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