Panagiotis Vasilopoulos

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Panagiotis Vasilopoulos
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Kolossos Rodou
Position Small forward / Power forward
League Greek Basket League
Personal information
Born (1984-02-08) February 8, 1984 (age 32)
Maroussi, Athens, Greece
Nationality Greek
Listed height 6 ft 8.75 in (2.05 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2006 / Undrafted
Playing career 2001–present
Career history
2001–2005 PAOK
2005–2012 Olympiacos
2013 Valladolid
2015 Nea Kifissia
2015–2016 Koroivos
2016–present Kolossos Rodou
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 plays for Kolossos Rodou of the Greek Basket League. He measures 205 cm (6'8¾") tall.[1] 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 Europe.

Professional career[edit]

PAOK[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.[2] 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 had returned from a previous back surgery.[3]

Valladolid[edit]

Vasilopoulos signed with the Spanish League club Valladolid in September 2013.[4] He was released by Valladolid in December 2013, after suffering a knee injury.[5]

AENK[edit]

After being released by Valladolid in December 2013, Vasilopoulos then signed with the amateur Greek club Ermis Piraeus, in April 2014, before then returning to play professionally again in the top Greek basketball division with AENK.[6]

Koroivos[edit]

Vasilopoulos moved to the Greek club Koroivos, for the 2015–16 season.

Kolossos Rodou[edit]

Vasilopoulos moved to the Greek club Kolossos Rodou, for the 2016–17 season.[7]

Greek national team[edit]

Vasilopoulos 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 EuroBasket 2005, and the silver medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship. He also competed with Greece at the EuroBasket 2007, and at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Pro career[edit]

Greek national team[edit]

References[edit]

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