Thursday, July 14, 2011

Biella announced Linos Chrysikopoulos

A great prospect for Biella and a great loss for Aris.

Biella announced the signing of Linos Chrysikopoulos(2.05-SF/PF) for 3 seasons and in this way they secured the best Greek prospect at his age for the next 3 seasons. The deal was announced via their official website. Linos Chrysikopoulos has been part of the youth and mens teams of Aris BC for the last 3 years but it seems that the Greek team made no real effort in promoting him. The team are currently more occupied trying to settle the debts that the administration accumulated over the last 4 years or so and Chrysikopoulos decided to go to a team that will be able to utilise his talents.

Chrysikopoulos is considered to be one of the best Greek talents of his generation and he also has the body of a modern player with impressive wingspan and a mindset for the game. In Biella he is expecting to find a team that can work with young talents and that can promote them further. Biella has had a good run with young players with the likes of Pietro Aradori(1.95-SG), Jonas Jerebko(2.08-PF) and Thabo Sefalosha(2.01-SF) who moved on to the NBA and the Euroleague. Chrysikopoulos didn't get much playing time last season averaging 1.4 points and 1 rebounds in 6 minutes of playing time in 9 games in the Eurocup and also 2.3 points and 2 rebounds in 9.9 minutes of playing time in 21 games in the Greek A1 league. He's also had a great run with the youth Greek National Teams.

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