Men's Basketball


14   Paco Kotaridis
Paco Kotaridis


Athens, Greece

High School:
Athens College

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190


Career Stats Entering the 03-04 Season in PDF Format
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Walk-on guard who is entering his third season as a member of the UMass program ... A hard worker who figures to add quality depth to the Minuteman backcourt once again this season.

As a Junior in 2002-2003
Played in 13 games as a reserve, totaling 17 minutes ... Averaged 0.2 ppg and 0.3 rpg ...Tallied only points of the year on a pair of free throws against Boston College ... Recorded an assist at Tennessee and against George Washington ... Also had a rebound in games against Columbia, George Washington, Rider and St. Joseph's.

As a Sophomore in 2001-2002
Appeared in five games, all off the bench, and averaged 0.6 ppg and 0.2 rpg ... Tallied only points of season on three-point goal against Central Connecticut State ... Recorded lone assist of season against Maine, and had only steal of year versus Temple ... Received the team's Derrick Claiborne Mr. Hustle Award.

Before UMass
Played basketball (1996-1999) at Athens College for coach Paul Stamelos ... As a senior in 1998-1999, he averaged 20 points and helped his team to a 17-3 record ... Named the Private School Conference Tournament MVP as a senior ... Averaged 18 points per game over his high school career, and helped team to back-to-back Private School Conference Tournament titles in 1997 and 1998, and a 31-9 record on the court ... Also played for coach Kostas Polyzos' Filothei Basketball Club, and averaged 14 points and seven assists ... In his final season playing for Filothei, he averaged 18 points and eight assists for a team which finished 32-8 overall ... Played for 1997 and 1998 Filothei Club youth championship teams, and helped 1998 squad to E.S.U.A. Conference crown ... Filothei Club MVP in both 1998 and 1999 ... Earned Athens College's 1999 athletic award ... Also played soccer at Athens College ... Member of Greek National youth basketball team (1997-1998).

Full name is Evangelos Peter Kotaridis ... Born Feb. 2, 1981, in Athens, Greece ... Son of Peter and Maria Kotaridis ... Majoring in Sport Management.

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