John Korfas

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Korfas holds the Korac Cup in 1994

John Anthony Korfas (Greek Γιάννης Κορφιάτης ) (born August 21, 1962 in Akron, Ohio, USA) is a retired Greek American professional basketball player and a professional basketball coach. He was famous for his peculiar way of throwing (and scoring) free throws with one hand.

College career

Korfas played college basketball at Pepperdine University from 1982-1986.

Pro career

Korfas played for PAOK with whom he won the Cup Winners' Cup in 1991, the Greek Championship in 1992, and the Greek Cup in 1995. With PAOK, Korfas was also a Cup Winners' Cup finalist in 1992, and a Greek Cup finalist in 1989, 1990 and 1991. He took third place with PAOK at the 1993 Euroleague Final Four in Athens.

After leaving PAOK in 1995, Korfas played for Panathinaikos and won the Euroleague championship with them in 1996 and the World Club Championship with them the same year. In 1998, he moved to Maroussi winning, in 2000, third place at the Greek Cup final four.

Greek national team

Korfas was part of the Greek National Basketball Team team during the Eurobasket 1989. He did not however take part in any of the tournament games. Korfas was capped 9 times scoring 68 points.

Coaching career

After his retirement as a player Korfas was coach of Papagou, PAOK, Apollon Kalamaria and XAN Thessaloniki.

External links

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