Michalis Lountzis

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Michalis Lountzis
Μιχάλης Λούντζης
No. 20 – Panathinaikos
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League Greek League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1998-08-04) August 4, 1998 (age 18)
Maroussi, Athens, Greece
Nationality Greek
Listed height 6 ft 4.75 in (1.95 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
Playing career 2014–present
Career history
2014–present Panathinaikos
Career highlights and awards

Michalis Lountzis (alternate spelling: Michail) (Greek: Μιχάλης Λούντζης; born 4 August 1998) is a Greek professional basketball player for Panathinaikos of the Greek Basket League and the EuroLeague. He is a 1.95 m (6' 434") tall[1][2] point guard-shooting guard.

Early career[edit]

Lountzis started playing basketball in Zakynthos, where he is from. Lountzis was invited to the Next Generation Practices at the 2014 Adidas Eurocamp, in Treviso, Italy,[3] and, earlier that year, to the Jordan Brand Classic International Tour.

Professional career[edit]

Lountzis played with Kronos Agiou Dimitriou in Greece's amateur level fourth division, in the 2013–14 season. On 23 June 2014, Lountzis signed a five-year deal with Panathinaikos of Greece's top-tier level Greek Basket League.[4][5] Lountzis made his professional debut at age 16, with Panathinaikos, on January 12, 2015, in a Greek Basket League victory over Panelefsiniakos.[6]

He became the youngest player ever to play in the Greek Cup Final,[7] when he played with Panathinaikos in their victory against Apollon Patras, in the 2015 Greek Cup Final, on April 5, 2015. He made his debut in the European-wide top-tier level EuroLeague, at the age of 16, on April 14, 2015, in a playoff game against CSKA Moscow.[8]

National team career[edit]

Lountzis was the captain[5] of the junior Greek Under-16 national team[9] at the 2014 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship. He also played with Greece's junior national teams at the 2015 FIBA Under-19 World Cup, the 2015 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, where he won a gold medal, and at the 2nd division 2016 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship Division B, where he won a bronze medal.[10] He also played at the 2017 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, where he won a gold medal.

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Club career[edit]

Greek national team[edit]

References[edit]

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