Kieron Achara (Scotland)

Kieron Achara

Nationality: SCO
Born : 03.07.1983
Place of birth: Stirling (SCO)
Height: 2.08m
Position: F


Scotland
Kieron Achara - EuroBasket 2013 Profile
Team 2012-13: Kavala (Greece-A1)
Career: Falkirk Fury (UK-SBL, 1998-2002); Maine Institute (USA-HS, 2002-3); Duquesne University (USA-NCAA, 2003-8); Fortitudo Bologna (Italy-Lega A, 2008-9); Biella (Italy-Lega A, 2009-10); Glasgow Rocks (UK-BBL, 2010); Barcellona (Italy, Lega 2, 2010-11); Manresa (Spain-ACB, 2011-12); Kavala (Greece-A1, 2012-present)

Achara is set to emerge as one of Great Britain's primary focuses at both ends of the floor after impressing in training camp. He made his Great Britain debut in 2008 and featured at EuroBasket 2009 in Poland. Although he did not make the squad for EuroBasket 2011, he returned in 2012 and scored a game-high 16 points in GB's first-ever Olympic win, against China, in London. He previously represented his native Scotland in FIBA Europe competitions, and was their youngest-ever senior international, after previously featuring at Under-16, Under-18 and Under-20 levels. Achara began his career as a junior with Scottish League club Falkirk Fury, winning the senior league title, before attending Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He has spent time in Spain, Italy and the UK in recent seasons, spending last year with Greek side Kavala. His brother Idris competed for Great Britain in basketball at the Special Olympics in Athens in 2000. Achara had a Scottish flag tattooed on his arm when he moved to the USA to remind him of home. He supports Glasgow Rangers football club. On Twitter @KieronAchara

CategorySeason highCareer high
Points 26 - European Promotion Cup for Men 2004
12.06.2004 vs Azerbaijan
Total Rebounds 16 - European Promotion Cup for Men 2004
09.06.2004 vs Wales
Assists 4 - European Promotion Cup for Men 2004
12.06.2004 vs Azerbaijan
Steals 6 - European Promotion Cup for Junior Men 2001
15.07.2001 vs Cyprus
Blocked Shots 3 - European Promotion Cup for Men 2002
11.06.2002 vs Albania
Minutes 40 - European Promotion Cup for Junior Men 2001
14.07.2001 vs Luxembourg
Field Goals Made 11 - European Promotion Cup for Men 2004
12.06.2004 vs Azerbaijan
Field Goals Attempted 20 - European Promotion Cup for Men 2004
12.06.2004 vs Azerbaijan
2 Pts Field Goals Made 11 - European Promotion Cup for Men 2004
12.06.2004 vs Azerbaijan
2 Pts Field Goals Attempted 18 - European Promotion Cup for Men 2004
12.06.2004 vs Azerbaijan
3 Pts Field Goals Made 2 - 2 times
3 Pts Field Goals Attempted 5 - EuroBasket 2013
08.09.2013 vs Germany
Free Throws Made 11 - European Promotion Cup for Men 2002
15.06.2002 vs Andorra
Free Throws Attempted 12 - European Promotion Cup for Men 2002
15.06.2002 vs Andorra
Offensive Rebounds 7 - European Promotion Cup for Men 2002
12.06.2002 vs San Marino
Defensive Rebounds 10 - European Promotion Cup for Men 2004
09.06.2004 vs Wales

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