Goga Bitadze

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Goga Bitadze

Date of birth:Jul 20, 1999

Height: 2m12 / 7-0

Position: C

Nationality: Georgian

Draft: round 1, pick 18 (2019)

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2020-2021 Regular Season

Goga Bitadze averages in NBA

  • Pts

    5.3

  • Reb

    3.3

  • Ast

    0.7

  • Eff

    7.7

Goga Bitadze is a basketball player born on July 20, 1999, in Sagarejo. His height is seven foot (2m12 / 7-0). He is a center who most recently played for Indiana Pacers in NBA.

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Goga Bitadze through the years

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Regular season stats for Goga Bitadze

Basketball Career Averages

Season League Team Reb Ast Pts
15-16 VTB L. Vita Tbilisi logoVita Tbilisi 1.7 0.7 2.8
16-17 SRB-1 Smederevo logoSmederevo 4.4 0.7 10.6
17-18 ABA U19 Mega Bemax U19 logoMega Bemax U19 11.0 1.3 16.3
17-18 ABA L. Mega Bemax logoMega Bemax 6.9 1.0 11.8
17-18 SRB-1 Mega Bemax logoMega Bemax 7.0 1.3 14.4
18-19 ABA L. Mega Bemax logoMega Bemax 7.9 1.2 20.2
18-19 ABA L. Buducnost VOLI logoBuducnost VOLI 4.9 0.6 12.5
19-20 USA-2 Fort Wayne Mad Ants logoFort Wayne Mad Ants 13.3 4.0 19.2
19-20 USA-1 Indiana Pacers logoIndiana Pacers 2.0 0.4 3.2
20-21 USA-1 Indiana Pacers logoIndiana Pacers 3.3 0.7 5.3

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Basketball stats abbreviations

  • MIN: Minutes played
  • 2M-2A: Two-points field goal maid, attempted
  • 3M-3A: Three-points field goal maid, attempted
  • FG%: Field goal percentage
  • 1M-1A: Free throws made, attempted
  • 1%: Free throw percentage
  • Or: Offensive rebounds
  • Dr: Defensive rebounds
  • Reb: Total rebounds
  • Ast: Assists
  • Stl: Steals
  • Blk: Blocks
  • Fo: Personal fouls
  • Pts: Points scored
  • Eff: Efficiency

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Goga Bitadze

Basketball Bio

Goga Bitadze's Basketball Journey

Goga Bitadze's basketball bio

Goga Bitadze (გოგა ბითაძე) is a Georgian basketball player born on July 20, 1999, in Tbilissi. His height is seven foot (2m12 / 7'0") and plays center position. After an impressive Euroleague season with Buducnost VOLI, Goga was drafted 18th overall by the Indiana Pacers in the 2019 NBA draft.

European basketball debuts

Goga Bitadze started playing professionally at 15 years old in Georgia with Vita Tbilisi, and played 6 VTB United League games in 2015-2016.

Then, Goga moved to Serbia and played for Smederevo in 2016-2017. He averaged 10.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 19 games in the Serbian league. In 2017-2018, he improved its numbers with Mega Bemax to 14.4 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 8 games. He also played 22 games in the ABA League for 11.8 points and 6.9 rebounds alongside teammates Vlatko Cancar and Dylan Ennis.

In 2018-2019, Goga started the season with Mega Bemax in great shape:

  • 24 points and 12 rebounds against Igokea
  • 26 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks against Mornar Bar
  • 28 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks against Partizan NIS
  • Goga Bitadze was named monthly October MVP and averaged 20.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks in 11 games with Mega Bemax.

    End of December 2018, Goga Bitadze was loaned to Buducnost VOLI, where he had the opportunity to play both in the ABA League and Euroleague. He even exceeded the expectations in the highest European competition, averaging 12.1 points (54.8 FG%), 6.4 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in 13 games, with a game high 23 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks against Partizan NIS. Goga was named the best under 22 years old player (“EuroLeague Rising Star”), joining a prestigious list:

  • Erazem Lorbek in 2004-2005
  • Andrea Bargnani in 2005-2006
  • Rudy Fernández in 2006-2007
  • Danilo Gallinari in 2007-2008
  • Novica Veličković in 2008-2009
  • Ricky Rubio in 2009-2010
  • Nikola Mirotić in 2010-2011 and 2011-2012
  • Kostas Papanikolaou in 2012-2013
  • Bogdan Bogdanović in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015
  • Álex Abrines in 2015-2016
  • Luka Dončić in 2016-2017 and 2017-2018
  • Junior and Senior National Team performances

    Goga Bitadze has already many experiences with the National Team, first with 3 junior Europeans competitions in the Division B: U16, U18 and U20. Morever, he played a significant role in the 2019 World cup qualifier with Georgia averaging 16.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2 blocks in the 4 last games end of 2018.

    Goga Bitadze joins the Indiana Pacers

    After being selected 18th overall in the 2019 NBA draft, Goga will play for the Indiana Pacers in the 2019-2020 NBA season alongside Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis.

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    Basketball career

    Goga Bitadze's career

    the Indiana Pacers

    2020-2021 season with Indiana

    Goga Bitadze averaged 5.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game, playing 36 games with the Indiana Pacers, during the 2020-2021 NBA regular-season. He set his season-high with 14 points in 25 minutes against the Minnesota Timberwolves on April 08, 2021. He grabbed a season-high 9 rebounds in 22 minutes against the San Antonio Spurs on April 20, 2021. He dished a season-high 6 assists in 18 minutes against the Chicago Bulls on April 07, 2021.

    He scored in double figures 6 times in 36 games.

    the Fort Wayne Mad Ants

    2019-2020 season with Fort Wayne

    Goga Bitadze averaged 19.2 points, 13.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game, playing 6 games with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, during the 2019-2020 G-League regular-season. He set his season-high with 26 points in 35 minutes against the Erie BayHawks on December 15, 2019. He grabbed a season-high 20 rebounds in 44 minutes against the Windy City Bulls on January 12, 2020. He dished a season-high 4 assists in 35 minutes against the Erie BayHawks on December 15, 2019.

    He scored in double figures 6 times in 6 games. He had 20 points or more 3 times. He recorded 5 double-doubles.

    the Indiana Pacers

    2019-2020 season with Indiana

    Goga Bitadze averaged 3.2 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game, playing 53 games with the Indiana Pacers, during the 2019-2020 NBA regular-season. He set his season-high with 13 points in 20 minutes against the Washington Wizards on November 07, 2019. He grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds in 31 minutes against the Charlotte Hornets on November 06, 2019. He dished a season-high 4 assists in 31 minutes against the Charlotte Hornets on November 06, 2019.

    He scored in double figures 3 times in 53 games.

     Mega Soccerbet

    2018-2019 season with Beograd

    Goga Bitadze averaged 20.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game, playing 11 games with Mega Soccerbet, during the 2018-2019 Adriatic - Liga ABA regular-season. He set his season-high with 28 points in 32 minutes against Partizan NIS on November 03, 2018. He grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds in 30 minutes against Cedevita Olimpija on October 13, 2018. He dished a season-high 4 assists in 24 minutes against FMP Beograd on October 06, 2018.

    He scored in double figures 11 times in 11 games. He had 20 points or more 6 times. He recorded 5 double-doubles.

     Buducnost VOLI

    2018-2019 season with Buducnost VOLI

    Goga Bitadze averaged 12.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game, playing 11 games with Buducnost VOLI, during the 2018-2019 Adriatic - Liga ABA regular-season. He set his season-high with 24 points in 26 minutes against Cibona on March 17, 2019. He grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds in 21 minutes against Cedevita Olimpija on January 21, 2019. He dished a season-high 2 assists in 21 minutes against Cedevita Olimpija on January 21, 2019.

    He scored in double figures 9 times in 11 games. He had 20 points or more 2 times. He recorded 1 double-double.

     Mega Bemax U19

    2017-2018 season with Beograd

    Goga Bitadze averaged 16.3 points, 11.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game, playing 3 games with Mega Bemax U19, during the 2017-2018 Adriatic - Junior ABA League regular-season. He set his season-high with 17 points in 33 minutes against Igokea U19 on November 27, 2017. He grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds in 33 minutes against Igokea U19 on November 27, 2017. He dished a season-high 2 assists in 20 minutes against Cibona U19 on November 26, 2017.

    He scored in double figures 3 times in 3 games. He recorded 2 double-doubles.

     Mega Soccerbet

    2017-2018 season with Beograd

    Goga Bitadze averaged 14.4 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game, playing 8 games with Mega Soccerbet, during the 2017-2018 Serbia - A League regular-season. He set his season-high with 23 points in 29 minutes against Cedevita Olimpija on January 20, 2018. He grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds in 26 minutes against Mladost on April 24, 2018. He dished a season-high 4 assists in 27 minutes against Mornar Bar on October 07, 2017.

    He scored in double figures 7 times in 8 games. He recorded 1 double-double.

     Mega Soccerbet

    2017-2018 season with Beograd

    Goga Bitadze averaged 11.8 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game, playing 22 games with Mega Soccerbet, during the 2017-2018 Adriatic - Liga ABA regular-season. He set his season-high with 23 points in 29 minutes against Cedevita Olimpija on January 20, 2018. He grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds in 26 minutes against Mladost on April 24, 2018. He dished a season-high 4 assists in 27 minutes against Mornar Bar on October 07, 2017.

    He scored in double figures 12 times in 22 games. He had 20 points or more 2 times. He recorded 4 double-doubles.

     Smederevo

    2016-2017 season with Smederevo

    Goga Bitadze averaged 10.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game, playing 19 games with Smederevo, during the 2016-2017 Serbia - A League regular-season. He set his season-high with 18 points in 30 minutes against Vrsac on March 25, 2017. He grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds in 32 minutes against Dunav SB on April 01, 2017. He dished a season-high 2 assists in 30 minutes against Vrsac on March 25, 2017.

    He scored in double figures 8 times in 19 games. He recorded 1 double-double.

     Vita Tbilisi

    2015-2016 season with Vita Tbilisi

    Goga Bitadze averaged 2.8 points, 1.7 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game, playing 6 games with Vita Tbilisi, during the 2015-2016 VTB United League regular-season. He set his season-high with 8 points in 29 minutes against Enisey on November 15, 2015. He grabbed a season-high 6 rebounds in 29 minutes against Enisey on November 15, 2015. He dished a season-high 2 assists in 24 minutes against Zenit St. Petersburg on November 22, 2015.