Navid Niktash (born January 17, 1991) is an Iranian-French professional basketball player for the London Lions of the British Basketball League (BBL). Niktash's plays small forward and power forward.
|No. 8 – Petrochimi Bandar Imam BC|
|Position||Power forward / Small forward|
|Born||January 17, 1991|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|NBA draft||2014 / Undrafted|
|2014-2016||Angers Etoile d’Or St-Leonard|
|2017–Present||Petrochimi Bandar Imam BC|
Angers Etoile d’Or St-Leonard (2014-2016)Edit
In 2014, Niktash began his professional career in France with Étoile d'Or Saint Léonard Angers in the LNB Pro B. He remained with them for two years and helped them become champion of Group B of LNB Pro B in 2015.
Norrköping Dolphins (2016)Edit
London Lions (2016-2017)Edit
Niktash signed with the London Lions in the British Basketball League – the top level men's basketball league in the United Kingdom. He played 29 games (27 as a starter) and averaged 14.59 points, 6.21 rebounds, 1.37 assists and 45% FG. For three weeks he was named to the All-Star 5 ( 27th, 28th and 30th).
Petrochimi Bandar Imam (2017-Present)Edit
Iranian national teamEdit
On August 9, 2017 he played his first official match for Iran against India. He recorded 3 points and 6 rebounds and .25 FG% in 12 minutes. He debuted with the Iran national basketball team at the FIBA Asia Cup with averaging 1.5 points, 2.0 rebounds 0.3 steals and 22% ppg .
Navid Niktash was born to an Iranian father and a French mother.
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