Facundo Campazzo

Argentine basketball player

Facundo Campazzo
Facundo Campazzo 11 Real Madrid Baloncesto Euroleague 20171012.jpg
Campazzo with the Real Madrid in 2017
Free Agent
PositionPoint guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1991-03-23) 23 March 1991 (age 31)
Córdoba, Argentina
Listed height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2013 / Undrafted
Playing career2008–present
Career history
2008–2014Peñarol
2014–2020Real Madrid
2015–2017UCAM Murcia
20202022Denver Nuggets
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Facundo "Facu" Campazzo Avedano (born 23 March 1991) is an Argentine-Spanish professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He last played for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). At a height of 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) tall,[1][2] he plays at the point guard position. He is also a member of the senior Argentina national basketball team.

As a member of the Spanish club Real Madrid, Campazzo won two EuroLeague championships in 2015 and 2018. While representing Argentina, Campazzo won the silver medal at the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

Professional career

Peñarol (2008–2014)

Campazzo began playing for the Argentine League club Peñarol de Mar del Plata in 2008.[3] With Peñarol, he won the following tournaments: the Argentine League championship four times (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014), the Argentine Cup (2010), the Argentine Challenge Cup (2010), the Argentine Super 8 Tournament three times (2009, 2011, 2013), the InterLeagues Tournament twice (2010, 2012), and the FIBA Americas League championship (2010).

He was named the Argentine League Revelation of the Year, and the Argentine Cup MVP in 2010. He was named the Argentine Super 8 Tournament MVP in 2011 and 2013, and the Argentine League Most Improved Player in 2012. He was also named the Argentine League Finals MVP in 2012 and 2014.

Real Madrid (2014–2020)

On 30 August 2014, Campazzo signed a three-year deal with the Spanish League club Real Madrid.[4] In the 2014–15 season, Real Madrid won the EuroLeague championship, after defeating the Greek club Olympiacos, by a score of 78–59, in the league's final game.[5] Real Madrid eventually finished the season by winning the Spanish ACB League's 2014–15 season's league playoff finals, after a 3–0 series sweep in the finals series against Barcelona. By winning that title, Real Madrid also won the triple crown.[6]

On 20 August 2015, Campazzo was loaned to Spanish club UCAM Murcia.[7] He spent both the 2015–16 ACB season, and the 2016–17 ACB season with Murcia. He returned to Real Madrid for the 2017–18 ACB season.

In May 2018, Real Madrid won the 2017–18 EuroLeague season's championship, after defeating the Turkish club Fenerbahçe Doğuş in the finals, by a score of 85–80.[8] Over 30 EuroLeague games played, Campazzo averaged 7.9 points, 4.5 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game. On 24 May 2018, he finished in fourth place in voting for the Spanish Liga ACB's MVP award of the 2017–18 season.[9]

On 26 June 2018, he re-signed with Real Madrid, to a three-year deal.[10] On 3 May 2019, he was named the EuroLeague MVP for the month of April. In the third place game of the 2019 EuroLeague Final Four, Campazzo set an all-time record for assists in a Final Four game, with 15. He surpassed Terrell McIntyre's previous record from 2008.[11]

On 6 February 2020, Campazzo joined Stefan Jović, at the top of the EuroLeague's all-time single-game assists chart, after he dished out 19 assists, in a 103–97 win over the German club Alba Berlin.[12]

Denver Nuggets (2020–2022)

On 30 November 2020, Campazzo was signed by the Denver Nuggets of the NBA to a multi-year contract.[13]

On 13 April 2022, Campazzo was suspended for Game 1 of the first round of the 2022 NBA playoffs. The suspension stemmed from him shoving Lakers guard Wayne Ellington in a game three days earlier.[14]

National team career

Junior national team

Campazzo was a member of Argentina's junior national teams. With Argentina's under-16 junior national team, he played at the 2007 FIBA South American Under-16 Championship, where he won a gold medal.

Senior national team

Campazzo competed for the senior Argentina national basketball team at the 2012 London Summer Olympics.[15] He also played for Argentine teams that won gold medals at the 2012 South American Championship and the 2014 South American Games, silver medals at the 2014 South American Championship, the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship, and the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup, and a bronze medal at the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship. He also played with Argentina at the 2014 FIBA World Cup, and at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

He helped Argentina bring home a gold medal from the 2019 Pan American tournament, which was held in Lima, Peru. He also won the silver medal at the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

In 2022, Campazzo won the gold medal in the 2022 FIBA AmeriCup held in Recife, Brazil. He was the Argentina´s starting point guard in the tournament and after the final game against Brazil, he was named in the All-Tournament Team.[16] [17]

Campazzo was named to the FIBA AmeriCup's All-Tournament Team in 2013, 2017 and 2022.

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high
Denotes seasons in which Campazzo won the EuroLeague

NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2020–21 Denver 65 19 21.9 .381 .352 .879 2.1 3.6 1.2 .2 6.1
2021–22 Denver 65 4 18.2 .361 .301 .769 1.8 3.4 1.0 .4 5.1
Career 130 23 20.1 .372 .328 .828 1.9 3.5 1.1 .3 5.6

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2021 Denver 10 9 27.0 .392 .396 .842 3.0 4.1 1.4 .4 9.3
2022 Denver 4 0 3.3 .000 .000 .000 .8 .5 .0 .0 .0
Career 14 9 20.2 .382 .380 .842 2.4 3.1 1.0 .3 6.6

EuroLeague

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2014–15 Real Madrid 11 1 8.6 .476 .364 .700 .5 2.0 .5 .1 2.8 3.0
2017–18 30 28 23.1 .396 .376 .833 2.4 4.5 1.4 .1 7.9 10.3
2018–19 34 14 23.6 .385 .374 .893 2.6 5.2 1.6 .0 8.7 13.0
2019–20 28 27 23.9 .403 .310 .870 2.3 7.1 1.4 .0 9.9 15.4
2020–21 10 7 25.4 .380 .275 .826 2.5 6.7 2.0 .0 9.3 13.5

Awards and accomplishments

Pro career

Argentina junior national team

Argentina senior national team

References

  1. ^ "Facu Campazzo nombre completo: Facundo Campazzo altura: 1.81 m" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 8 October 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  2. ^ Facundo CAMPAZZO | Position : 1 Size : 181.
  3. ^ Faltayvale.it Puntero invicto del grupo V en la Copa Argentina (in Italian).
  4. ^ "Real Madrid adds Campazzo at point". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Real Madrid is Euroleague champion for record ninth time!". euroleague.net. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Real Madrid make it 4 out of 4". marca.com (in Spanish). 24 June 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  7. ^ "UCAM Murcia announces Facundo Campazzo". Sportando.com. 20 August 2015. Archived from the original on 12 September 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Real Madrid is 2018 EuroLeague champion". euroleague.net. 20 May 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Luka Doncic, MVP Movistar de la Liga Endesa 2017-18". ACB.com (in Spanish). 24 May 2018. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Madrid re-signs Campazzo to three-year deal". EuroLeague.net. 26 June 2018. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  11. ^ "2019 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four records review". Welcome to EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Campazzo ties record as Real sees off ALBA in thriller". euroleague.net. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  13. ^ "Denver Nuggets sign Facundo Campazzo to a multiyear contract". NBA.com. 30 November 2020. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  14. ^ "NBA suspends Facundo Campazzo, fines Wayne Ellington". NBA. Retrieved 13 April 2022.
  15. ^ FIBA.com Facundo CAMPAZZO (ARG).
  16. ^ "Deck named MVP; Campazzo, Santos, Cole and Banton named to All-Star Five". fiba.basketball. 12 September 2022.
  17. ^ "Gabriel Deck y Facundo Campazzo: El MVP y quinteto ideal de la Americup". 12 September 2022.

External links

  • Facundo Campazzo at acb.com (in Spanish)
  • Facundo Campazzo at acb.com (archive) (in Spanish)
  • Facundo Campazzo at eurobasket.com
  • Facundo Campazzo at euroleague.net
  • Facundo Campazzo at fiba.com (archive)
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Facundo Campazzo". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020.
  • Facundo Campazzo on Twitter Edit this at Wikidata
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