Pnini with Maccabi Tel Aviv in September 2015
|No. 10 – Hapoel Holon|
|League||Israeli Premier League|
FIBA Champions League
|Born||September 4, 1983|
Tel Aviv, Israel
|Listed height||2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)|
|Listed weight||94 kg (207 lb)|
|NBA draft||2005 / Undrafted|
|2009–2017||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|Career highlights and awards|
Guy Pnini (Hebrew: גיא פניני) (born September 4, 1983) is an Israeli professional basketball player who currently plays for Hapoel Holon of the Israeli Premier League. Standing at a height of 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) tall, he plays at the small forward position.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Professional career
- 3 National team career
- 4 Career statistics
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Pnini is Jewish and was born in Israel.
Maccabi Ra'anana / Bnei Hasharon (2001–2006)
Maccabi Rannana merged with Bnei Herzeliya and became Bnei Hasharon. Pnini became the captain of the team in the 2004–05 season, and in 2006, he was chosen to the Israeli Super League's "All Israeli League Team".
Hapoel Jerusalem (2006–2008)
In the 2006–07 season, Pnini signed with Hapoel Jerusalem, and with them, he won two Israeli State Cups – one in 2007, after beating his former team, Bnei Hasharon, in the final, and the other in 2008, after beating Maccabi Tel Aviv. In Jerusalem, Pnini became one of the most dominant Israeli players in the league.
Serbia / Cyprus (2008–2009)
Before the 2008–09 season, with one year remaining on his contract with Hapoel Jerusalem, Pnini signed a 3-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv, starting from the 2009–10 season. Hapoel Jerusalem appealed against the agreement to the IBA court, claiming that it was an unsportsmanlike situation that their player had a signed contract with their league opponents. The IBA court determined that Pnini had to spend the 2008–09 season playing outside of the Israeli Super League. After the verdict, Pnini signed with the Serbian team KK FMP. In January 2009, Pnini left KK FMP, and signed with the Cypriot team Keravnos, where he reached the Cyprus Basketball Division final, where his team lost 3:1 to APOEL Nicosia.
Maccabi Tel Aviv (2009–2017)
After spending a season abroad, Pnini was allowed to fulfill his 3-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv, and he joined the team for the 2009–10 season. In December 2012, he was fined NIS 100,000, stripped of his role as the team's captain, and suspended, as the result of a Nazi slur that he used against another player, during a game.
Hapoel Holon (2017–present)
On July 3, 2017, Pnini signed a two-year deal with Hapoel Holon. On February 15, 2018, Pnini recorded 15 points, along with 2 rebounds and 2 assists and helped Holon to win the 2018 Israeli State Cup after an 88–86 win over his former team Maccabi Tel Aviv in the final match, becoming the first player who won the Israeli State Cup with three different teams. On March 1, 2018, Pnini was named Israeli Player of the Month for games played in February.
On January 3, 2019, Pnini signed a two-year contract extension with Hapoel Holon. On April 4, 2019, Pnini was named Israeli Player of the Month after averaging 12.4 points and 5.2 assists, shooting 46 percent from three-point range in four games played in March. On April 12, 2019, Pnini won the three-point shootout during the 2019 Israeli All-Star Event.
National team career
|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|
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
|†||Denotes season in which Pnini won the EuroLeague|
- Arie Livnat (4 December 2012). "Maccabi Tel Aviv captain Guy Pnini suspended over Nazi slur". Haaretz. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
- E. Carchia (July 1, 2017). "Guy Pnini, Maccabi Tel Aviv part ways". Sportando. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
- E. Carchia (July 3, 2017). "Guy Pnini signs a two-year deal with Hapoel Holon". Sportando. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
- "בפעם השנייה: גביע המדינה נוסע לחולון!". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). February 15, 2018.
- "שחקן החודש הישראלי: גיא פניני". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). March 1, 2018.
- ""הכי חשוב שנמשיך לרגש את הקהל"". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). January 3, 2019.
- "שחקן החודש הישראלי: גיא פניני". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). April 4, 2019. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
- "תחרות השלשות: פניני ניצח את גוט בגמר". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). April 12, 2019. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
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