Barlos with Brescia in 2013
|Born||July 12, 1979|
|Listed height||2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)|
|Listed weight||109 kg (240 lb)|
|Position||Small forward / Power forward|
|Career highlights and awards|
Nikolaos "Nikos" Barlos (Greek : Νίκος Μπάρλος; born July 12, 1979) is a Greek retired professional basketball player and coach. He is 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) tall. He played at both the small forward and power forward positions.
Greek is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece, Cyprus and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea. It has the longest documented history of any living Indo-European language, spanning more than 3000 years of written records. Its writing system has been the Greek alphabet for the major part of its history; other systems, such as Linear B and the Cypriot syllabary, were used previously. The alphabet arose from the Phoenician script and was in turn the basis of the Latin, Cyrillic, Armenian, Coptic, Gothic, and many other writing systems.
Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated.
The small forward (SF), also known as the three, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game. Small forwards are typically shorter, quicker, and leaner than power forwards and centers, but typically taller and larger than either of the guard positions.
Barlos won the Greek 2nd Division championship with Apollon Patras in 2003. He was named the MVP of the 2005 Greek All-Star Game. In 2015, he signed with Lavrio.
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On November 12, 2017, Barlos joined Kymis of the Greek Basket League.
The Greek Basket League (GBL), often also referred to as the Greek Basketball League, Greek A1 Basketball League, or Greek Basketball Championship, and known as the betshop.gr Basket League for sponsorship reasons, is the first tier professional basketball league in Greece. It is run by HEBA, under the legal authority of the Hellenic Basketball Federation (E.O.K.). The league is also known as the Betshop.gr Basket League for sponsorship reasons.
Barlos was a member of the Greek national basketball team that won the silver medal at the 2005 Mediterranean Games.
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Barlos began his coaching career in 2018.
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