Andrew John Panko III (born November 29, 1977) is an American former professional basketball player. At 6'9" (2.06 m) tall, he primarily played the small forward and power forward positions.
After playing high school basketball at Bishop McDevitt in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Panko played college basketball at Lebanon Valley College.
Panko began his professional career in 1999 with the New Mexico Slam of the International Basketball League. He made his NBA debut with the Atlanta Hawks in 2001. He was named the Spanish ACB League MVP in 2012, while playing with San Sebastián Gipuzkoa.
In July 2012, he signed with the Greek Basket League / EuroLeague club Panathinaikos. In December 2012, he was traded to Unicaja Malaga for James Gist. At the end of the season he left Unicaja.
On August 14, 2013, Panko signed with Baloncesto Fuenlabrada for the 2013–14 season. On July 29, 2014, he agreed with Fuenlabrada to play one more season. On May 30, 2015, he signed with Vaqueros de Bayamón of Puerto Rico for the rest of the 2015 BSN season.
On July 17, 2015, Panko signed with French club SLUC Nancy Basket for the 2015–16 season. On May 11, 2016, he re-joined the Vaqueros de Bayamón for the rest of the 2016 BSN season.
On September 12, 2016, Panko signed with Mexican club Fuerza Regia. He helped his team to win the 2016–17 LNBP championship. On April 4, 2017, he signed with Guaros de Lara of Venezuela for the rest of the 2017 LPB season. On July 27, 2017, he re-signed with Fuerza Regia for one more season.
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Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
Awards and accomplishments
- 3× NABC First-Team All-American: (1997, 1998, 1999)
- 3× MAC Most Valuable Player: (1997, 1998, 1999)
- 2× Division III National Player of the Year: (1998, 1999)
- D3hoops.com All-Decade First Team: (2008)
- D3hoops.com Player of the Decade: (2008)
- Lebanon Valley College Athletic Hall of Fame: (2009)
- CBA Champion: Dakota Wizards: (2002)
- CBA: All-League Team: (2003)
- CBA MVP: (2003)
- Spanish Second Division: MVP: (2008)
- 3× Spanish ACB League Top Scorer: (2012, 2014, 2015)
- All-Spanish League Team: (2012)
- Spanish ACB League MVP: (2012)