Tony Parker breaks EuroBasket scoring record

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Tony Parker breaks EuroBasket scoring record
The San Antonio Spurs point guard passes the record previously held by Greece's Nikos Galis with a jumpshot in France's game against Poland

CLASS OF HIS OWN. Tony Parker stands atop the scoring record at Eurobasket after converting on his 1,032nd point against Poland. Photo by Sebastien Nogier/EPA

MANILA, Philippines – French basketball player Tony Parker became the all-time top scorer at the EuroBasket tournament on Tuesday, September 8 Manila time when he scored his 1,031st and 1,032 points on a jumpshot in the opening moments of a game against Poland. 

Parker, who plays in the National Basketball Association as a member of the San Antonio Spurs, passed the record previously held by Greece’s Nikos Galis, who competed in 6 Eurobasket tournaments from 1981-91.

Parker, 33, is playing in his eighth EuroBasket tournament. According to, he got the job done in 59 games, averaging 17.5 points per contest. 

Parker’s record is likely to stand for years to come as the FIBA-sanctioned biannual European Championship is set to switch to a 4-year cycle in 2017. Parker’s France are the defending champions, having won the 2013 edition in Slovenia.

France went on to defeat Poland, 69-66, and now leads Group A with a 3-0 record. –

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