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Navarro, en un partit contra el Madrid. FOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Juan Carlos Navarro seems to make history every time he plays. In both the Liga Endesa and the Euroleague, he has set a host of records. On Thursday at Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv he set a new all-time best for 3-pointers in the Euroleague, his two scores taking his career total to 423. The man he overtook was former Barça player Gianluca Basile, who has 421.

Navarro did this from a total of 1,098 attempts, equating to a percentage of 38.5% conversions, an extraordinary tally considering his position. Basile, meanwhile, has a conversion rate of 36.6% from 1,149 attempts. The third man in the list also has an FCB past, Jaka Lakovic, with 381 and a percentage of 38.6%. The best perimeter player in this list is former Benetton and CSKA man Trajan Langdon (42.7%).

Top in points and field goals

Juan Carlos Navarro is also top in terms of 2-pointers, with 982 scores from 2,162 throws, making a percentage of 44.5%. The second man in that list is the former Panathinaikos man now at Fenerbahçe Mike Batiste, with a 57% rate from 937 baskets in 1,640 attempts. As for total points, Navarro has 3,019 punts and is way out in front of second placed Lakovic (2524) and third placed Batiste (2365).

The guard is also one of the players to have made the most appearances. Theo Papaloukas leads there with 239 games for Olympiakos, Maccabi Electra and CSKA Moscow, followed by fellow Greek national Kostas Tsartsaris with 227. After Gianluca Basile, with 223, Juan Carlos Navarro comes in fourth with 221. If injuries are kind to him, the Barça guard should be able to move up to third, because Milan based Basile is not featuring in the Top 16.

Navarro, the record breaker, has a contract until 2015, leaving him plenty of opportunity to further extend his legend.

Other Navarro records in Euroleague

Index Rating: 35 vs Zalgiris (9/11/2006)
Points: 32 vs Zalgiris (23/2/2006)
Minutes: 38 vs Zalgiris (16/3/2006)
Assists: 9 vs Panathinaikos (21/2/2007)
Rebounds: 6 vs Benetton (7/2/2001)
Steals: 4 vs Real Madrid (28/1/2009)


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