Patrick Sean Calathes (alternate Greek spelling: Pat Kalathis) (Greek: Πατ Καλάθης, born on December 12, 1985 in Casselberry, Florida) is a Greek American professional basketball player. He is 6'10" in height (2.08 m) and plays the forward position.
Calathes began high school at Lake Howell as a wiry 5'11" (1.80 m) tall point guard, but he would grow to 6'10" (2.08 m) by his senior year. After graduating, he would go on to play for the Saint Joseph's Hawks at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. At St. Joe's he saw limited time as a freshman and played as a key substitute during his sophomore season.
It was not until his junior season, during which he averaged 13.9 points per game and 7.1 rebounds per game, that he began to fully regain the physical and athletic abilities that he possessed before his growth spurt. He increased his per game averages to 17.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in his senior year and teamed up with center Ahmad Nivins to lead the Hawks to the 2008 Atlantic 10 title game and the Hawks' first NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship Tournament appearance since 2004. SJU would lose to the University of Oklahoma's men's basketball team the Oklahoma Sooners in the opening round.
Although he was listed as a small forward for the Saint Joseph's Hawks, his versatility allowed him to play multiple positions throughout his career. Calathes ranks 27th all-time on the Saint Joseph's University's career points list with 1,251 points scored. He also is 22nd all-time in the school's history with 630 career rebounds. He is one of 26 players in school history to score 1,000 points and grab 500 rebounds in their career.
Many NBA mock drafts, including DraftExpress.com, had included Calathes as a draftee in their 2008 NBA Draft mock draft boards. He was projected to be drafted as high as the late first round, but he was most frequently projected to be drafted in the mid-second round. However, he went undrafted. Because of his unique combination of height and guard skills, Calathes continues to intrigue a number of NBA teams, despite not having been drafted.
In the year 2008, Calathes began his professional basketball career when he signed a 3 year contract with the Greek League club Maroussi. In 2010, Calathes moved to the Greek League club Colossus Rhodes. He joined Panathinaikos in 2011.
Greek national team
Calathes became a member of the senior men's Greek national basketball team in 2011.
Pat Calathes' younger brother Nick, was the main point guard for the University of Florida's men's basketball team, the Florida Gators. The Calatheses led their respective college teams in scoring during the 2007-08 college basketball season. Pat was engaged to Kendall Henderson in July 2011. They are due to marry in June 2012.
Awards and accomplishments
2x Florida State Championship Final Four (2003, 2004)
All Atlantic-10 Third Team: 2007
4× Atlantic-10 Player of the Week
All Atlantic-10 First Team: 2008
7x Big 5 Player of the Week
All Big 5 Team: 2008
Big 5 Co-Player of the Year: 2008
Greek All Star Game: 2011
References and notes
^ Saint Joseph's Hawks player bio.
^ Maroussi signs rookie forward Calathes for 3 years.
^ Sportando.net Kolossos Rhodes signs Pat Calathes.
^ Euroleague.net PANATHINAIKOS gets another Calathes, Pat.
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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