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Greg Somogyi
C - 7'3, 242lbs - 34 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2017 season
  • Birthdate: 10/01/1989
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2012
  • Pre-draft team: UC Santa Barbara
  • Country: Hungary
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
4th April, 2012WCBLSigned a one season contract with Santa Barbara Breakers.
5th September, 2012NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with L.A. Lakers.
22nd October, 2012NBAWaived by L.A. Lakers.
21st December, 2012SpainSigned for the remainder of the season with Leyma Coruna.
13th March, 2013SpainReleased by Leyma Coruna.
31st July, 2013HungarySigned a one year contract with Alba Fehervar.
1st October, 2014ItalySigned a one year contract with Latina Basket.
18th November, 2014ItalyReleased by Latina Basket.
23rd December, 2014HungarySigned for the remainder of the season with Szolnok.
27th July, 2015HungaryRe-signed by Szolnok to a one year contract.
13th June, 2016HungarySigned a one year contract with MAFC Budapest.
Career Moves
2008 - 2012UC Santa Barbara (NCAA)
April 2012 - May 2012Santa Barbara Breakers (WCBL)
July 2012L.A. Lakers (Summer League)
September 2012 - October 2012L.A. Lakers (NBA)
December 2012 - March 2013Leyma Coruna (Spain, LEB Gold)
July 2013 - June 2014Alba Fehervar (Hungary)
July 2014Utah Jazz (Summer League)
October 2014 - November 2014Latina Basket (Italy, A2 Silver)
December 2014 - June 2016Szolnok (Hungary)
June 2016 - presentMAFC (Hungary)
Articles about Greg Somogyi

March 17, 2011

UCSB are not a very good offensive team. They are heavily reliant on one player on that end, 6'5 junior Orlando Johnson, who leads the team with 21.1 points and 6.3 rebounds, whilst ranking second with 3.0 assists. Only two other players average more than 5.5 points per game; 6'7 junior James Nunnally (16.4) and 6'9 junior Jaime Serna (8.4). Pretty much everything goes through Johnson, a strong and athletic shooter, and it;s the jumpshooting of him and Nunnally that carries the team on one end.

On the other end, UC Santa Barbara can throw up to 11 players at you on any one night, and pretty much only play a matchup zone defense, with Greg Somogyi standing in the middle as a specialist shot blocker. Despite all their shooting abilities, Florida - whom UCSB will meet in the second round - struggled against zone defense thrown at them by both Kentucky and Auburn. Then again, the Gators still won both games, and those teams are far better than the UCSB Gauchos. Yes, even Auburn.

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