Anžejs Pasečņiks

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Anžejs Pasečņiks
Anžejs Pasečņiks 2019.jpg
Pasečņiks in 2019
No. 32 – Coosur Real Betis
PositionCenter / Power forward
LeagueLiga ACB
Personal information
Born (1995-12-20) 20 December 1995 (age 26)
Riga, Latvia
Listed height7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Listed weight229 lb (104 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
Selected by the Orlando Magic
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–2015VEF Rīga
2015–2019Herbalife Gran Canaria
2019Capital City Go-Go
20192021Washington Wizards
2021–presentCoosur Real Betis
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at
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Anžejs Pasečņiks (Latvian pronunciation: ['an.ʒɛ͡is 'pa.sɛt͡ʃ.ɲiks]; born 20 December 1995) is a Latvian professional basketball player for Real Betis of the Spanish Liga ACB.

Professional career


He made his professional debut in the Latvian League with VEF Rīga in 2012.[1]

In August 2015, Pasečņiks signed with the Spanish club Herbalife Gran Canaria. He would play in its reserve team, club of the Liga EBA, fourth division.[2]

He debuted with the ACB team in the Supercopa Endesa.

On November 9, 2021, he has signed with Real Betis of the Spanish Liga ACB.[3]


Pasečņiks was drafted by the Orlando Magic with the 25th overall pick in the first round of the 2017 NBA draft.[4] He was immediately traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for future first-round and second-round picks.

On 1 July 2019, the Philadelphia 76ers renounced their draft right to Pasečņiks.[5] On 3 July, Pasečņiks joined the Washington Wizards summer league team.[6] On 16 October, Pasečņiks was signed by the Wizards,[7] but was waived three days later.[8] On 27 October, Pasečņiks was included in the training camp roster of the Capital City Go-Go.[9] On 17 December, the Wizards announced that they had signed Pasečņiks to a two-way contract.[10][11] On 18 December, Pasečņiks made his debut in the NBA, coming off from bench with nine points, eight rebounds and an assist in a 110–109 overtime loss to the Chicago Bulls.[12] On 12 January 2020, the Wizards announced that they had signed Pasečņiks to a multi-year contract.[13] The Wizards waived Pasečņiks on 17 January 2021.[14]

National team career

He was a regular Latvian youth national team player. He helped Latvia's U-18 national team reach semi-finals at the 2013 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, where he was named to the All-Tournament Team, averaging 12.6 points and 7.7 rebounds at the tournament.

Accomplishments and awards


Career statistics

  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  Bold  Career high


Regular season

2019–20 Washington 27 0 16.2 .526 .000 .586 4.0 .7 .3 .4 5.8
2020–21 Washington 1 0 6.0 .000 .000 1.0 1.0 .0 .0 .0
Career 28 0 15.8 .521 .000 .586 3.9 .7 .3 .4 5.6


  1. ^ "PASECNIKS, ANZEJS". Retrieved 16 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Anzejs Pasecniks jugará en liga EBA con el Gran Canaria". (in European Spanish). 13 August 2015. Archived from the original on 5 October 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Anzejs Pasecniks, nuevo jugador del Coosur Real Betis". Retrieved 9 November 2021.
  4. ^ "NBA draft 2017 pick-by-pick recap: Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball are first two selections". Los Angeles Times. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
  5. ^ Levick, Noah (1 July 2019). "Sixers renounce rights to 2017 first-round pick, Anzejs Pasecniks, team source confirms". NBC Sports. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Sixers trade for Latvian center Anzejs Pasecniks after he was drafted by Magic". 22 June 2017. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Wizards sign Jones and Pasecniks". 16 October 2019. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  8. ^ "OFFICIAL: We've waived C Anzejs Pasecniks and F Jalen Jones". Washington Wizards on 19 October 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  9. ^ Rakusin, Kelly (27 October 2019). "GO-GO ANNOUNCE DRAFT PICKS, TRAINING CAMP ROSTER". Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  10. ^ "OFFICIAL: We've signed C Anzejs Pasceniks to a two-way contract and waived G Chris Chiozza". Washington Wizards on 17 December 2019. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  11. ^ "We've officially signed @AnzejsP to a two-way contract!". Washington Wizards on 17 December 2019. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  12. ^ "Bulls rally from 18 down to beat Wizards in overtime". 18 December 2019. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  13. ^ "Wizards sign Anzejs Pasecniks to multi-year deal". 12 January 2020. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  14. ^ DePrisco, Mike (17 January 2021). "Report: Wizards release center Anzejs Pasecniks". Retrieved 20 January 2021.

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