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Panagiotis Vasilopoulos
Παναγιώτης Βασιλόπουλος
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Nickname Panos, Vasilo
Position Small Forward
Power Forward
Height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight 230 lb (100 kg)
League Greek League
Euroleague
Team Olympiacos Piraeus
Number 13
Born February 8, 1984 (1984-02-08) (age 25)
Maroussi, Greece
Nationality Greek
Pro career 2001–present
Former teams PAOK Thessaloníki (2001–05)

Panagiotis "Panos" Vasilopoulos (alternate spelling: Panayiotis Vassilopoulos) (in Greek: Παναγιώτης Βασιλόπουλος) (born February 8, 1984, in Maroussi, Athens) is a Greek professional basketball player. He measures 203 cm (6'8") tall. He is a cornerman.

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Player profile

The franchise player of Olympiacos, Vasilopoulos is often compared to the long-time great Olympiacos player Giorgos 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 the Euroleague.

Pro career

Vasilopoulos began his pro career in 2001 with PAOK of the Greek League. He played with PAOK for five seasons from 2001–05. In the 2005 off season, he left PAOK and joined Olympiacos Piraeus.

Olympiacos

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 5.2 million euros net income.[1]

Greek national team

Medal record
Competitor for Greece
FIBA European Championship
Gold 2005 Serbia Greece
FIBA World Championship
Silver 2006 Japan Greece

Vasilopoluos 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 Greek national basketball team that won the gold medal at the 2005 FIBA European Championship and the silver medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship. He also competed with Greece at the 2007 FIBA European Championship and at the 2008 Olympic Basketball Tournament.

Awards and accomplishments

Pro career

Greek national team

References

  1. ^ Sportdog.gr, Sportdog: Vassilopoulos red for ever!, accessed May 20, 2008.

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