Paok BC announced the signing of point guard William Avery(1.90-PG) via their official website. Avery initially signed with Panellinios BC but he failed to pass the medical exams and so they waived his contract. He played for Trikala 2000 last season averaging 14 points 1.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 25 games in the Greek A1 League.
William Avery played for AEK in season 2007-2008. He was selected 14th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 1999 NBA Draft after leaving Duke without graduating. He never really made it in the NBA. He averaged 2.7 points and 1.4 assists in 142 games over three seasons for the Timberwolves. Avery has also played with Hapoel Tel-Aviv and Hapoel Jerusalem , Azovmash, Makedonikos and Panionios BC Athens, ALBA Berlin and Galatasaray. He averaged 9.2 points 3 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 22 games with AEK.