Thursday, July 17, 2014

Lefteris Bochoridis in demand

The U20 will be good for him no matter what.

Lefteris Bochorids (1.96-PG/SG) is the main point guard for the U20 National Team of Greece and he is currently averaging  14.4 points 4.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game in 7 games. Some of his baskets made it to the top plays for each day and he has drawn considerable attention from scouts and members of the public alike.

The fans of Panathinaikos have had Bochoridis in their wish list for the last couple of years but the player still remains in contract with Aris for another 2 seasons. Perhaps now that Nick Calathes looks like he's going to be staying in Memphis, the money for his contract could be invested into signing of the one most promising young prospects. But Panathinaikos might not be alone in their attempt to sign him.

According to the twitter feed of Halil Can Pelister, who is currently watching the U20 European Championship, Lefteris Bochoridis will have some offers waiting for him after its completion. Obviously he didn't say how many offers and from who and whether they've been officially made to Aris BC but it still shows that there is interest around the Greek combo-guard. The fans and media of Panathinaikos and lately FIBA Europe liken him to Dimitris Diamantidis. This is not entirely accurate as Bohoridis is not as tall or has the wingspan and the bodytype of Dimitris Diamantidis but what he lacks in height and length he makes up in speed and power. Also Bochoridis at this stage lacks the maturity to lead a team without turning the ball over more often that not.

Anyhow, this comparison inevitably creates even more hype for the fans of Panathinaikos (and maybe some fans of Iraklis if there are still any to be found) and also creates more opportunities for the Greek media to setup a media pirahna feast of sorts as soon as anything is mentioned about him.Offers for Bochoridis have been mentioned in the past as well.

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