Saturday, August 23, 2008
Olympiakos signed Sloukas and Giannopoulos
Olympiakos is boistering his reserves by signing two of the most promising greek talents. They signed Kostas Sloukas and Haris Giannopoulos.
Sloukas (1.87-PG), the youngster point guard who led the Greek U-18 National Team to the gold medal in the European Cup had become the object of interest for quite a few greek teams. Olympiakos made the best offer to Mantoulidis college and signed Sloukas for the next 5 seasons. According to greek media he will probably be loaned to another team to get more playing time. He averaged 15 points 5.9 rebounds 4 assists and 2.5 steals in 8 games in the FIBA European Cup competition.
Giannopoulos (201-SF/PF), who was part of Paok's junior team, plays at both forward positions. He signed a four-year contract with Olympiakos. Giannopoulos helped Greece win the silver medal at the 2007 European Junior Championships in Madrid last summer. In this year's U-20 European Cup he averaged 5.8 points and 3.7 rebounds in 6 games.