Panagiotis Vasilopoulos

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Panagiotis Vasilopoulos
Παναγιώτης Βασιλόπουλος
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No. 13 – CB Valladolid
Position Small forward / Power forward
League Liga ACB
Personal information
Born (1984-02-08) February 8, 1984 (age 30)
Maroussi, Athens, Greece
Nationality Greek
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (203 cm)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
Pro playing career 2001–present
Career history
2001–2005 PAOK (Greece)
2005–2012 Olympiacos (Greece)
2013–present Valladolid (Spain)
Career highlights and awards

Panagiotis "Panos" Vasilopoulos (alternate spellings: Panayiotis, Vassilopoulos) (Greek: Παναγιώτης "Πάνος" Βασιλόπουλος; born February 8, 1984) is a Greek professional basketball player who currently playing for Valladolid of the Liga ACB. He measures 203 cm (6'8") tall. He is a cornerman.

Player profile[edit]

Vasilopoulos has been compared to the long-time Olympiacos player Georgios Sigalas. He is a player that can play either the small forward or power forward positions, in both offense and defense. He can play in the post on offense, and can also pass well, and has 3 point range on his jump shot. He is an excellent athlete, and is considered to be one of the best and most tenacious defensive players in the Euroleague.

Professional career[edit]

Vasilopoulos began his pro career in 2001, with PAOK of the Greek League. He played with PAOK for five seasons from, 2001 to 2005. In the 2005 off season, he left PAOK, and joined Olympiacos Piraeus.

Olympiacos[edit]

Vasilopoulos was brought to Olympiacos in 2005, by George Garbolas, on a 2-year contract. Garbolas believed in his abilities, and that he could help the team to win championships. On May 20, 2008, he extended his contract with Olympiacos for another 4 years, at a salary of 6 million euros net income.[1] With Olympiacos, he won the Euroleague and Greek League championships in 2012. On February 8, 2012, he suffered a season-ending leg injury, just after he returned from back surgery.[2]

Greek national team[edit]

Vasilopoluos played with Greek national junior teams at the 2004 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, and also at the 2005 FIBA Under-21 World Championship. With the Greek junior national teams, he also won the bronze medal at both the 2002 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, and at the 2003 FIBA Under-19 World Championship.

Vasilopoulos was a member of the senior men's Greek national basketball team that won the gold medal at the FIBA EuroBasket 2005, and the silver medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship. He also competed with Greece at the FIBA EuroBasket 2007, and at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Pro career[edit]

Greek national team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sportdog.gr, Sportdog: Vassilopoulos red for ever!, accessed May 20, 2008.
  2. ^ "Reds lose Vasilopoulos for the season". Euroleague. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 

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