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Greek basketball thread

2006-2007 thread.

All discussions for the Greek league, Greek NT and European competitions for the 2007-2008 season can go here.

To pio omorfo pragma sto kosmo einai na agapas tin AEK!
Det Vackraste i den har varlden, ar att alska AEK!
Самая прекрасная вещь на свете, это любить АЕК!
La plus belle chose dans le monde est l'amour pour l'AEK!
La cosa piu' bella nel' mondo e' di amare l'AEK!
Dünya'da en güzel şey, AEK aşkı.
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I was thinking that we shall make this thread today...p
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Panathinaikos won Roan 102-78 (the fans protested heavily against Tzigger)
Olympiacos lost away to Prokom Trefl 63-59
Aris lost away to Armani Jeans Milano 77-69

All three teams have now clinched a place in the last 16 of Euroleague.
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Panathinaikos signed Nicola Prcatsin (sp?) today.I don't know though if he is on loan till summer or a free transfer...
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Recent Euroleague results:

Efes Pilsen-Aris 74-84
Panathinaikos-Fenerbache 88-68

Four out of four against Turkish teams this season. Greek dominance over Turkish teams in basketball is becoming too routine.

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Kostas Koufos in action against Illinois:

http://www.goal4replay.net/VideoWatc...?ID=3654&Ln=En

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The odds of seeing Kosta Koufos play in tandem with fellow 7-footer B.J. Mullens at Ohio State next season could be improving.

After speaking with NBA scouts and executives, Chad Ford of ESPN.com this week rated the college freshmen likely to be taken in the first round of the 2008 draft. He wrote that "of all the heralded freshmen, (Koufos has) been the most disappointing.

"Koufos came into the season looking like a lock for the top 10 (picks), and a possible top-five pick. … Although his overall numbers are very solid for a freshman, Koufos has come up seriously lacking against major opponents. His excellent play for the Greek (junior) national team this past summer seems to have carried over only so far.

"Don't get me wrong, scouts still think Koufos is a terrific prospect with great size, basketball IQ and the ability to stretch the defense with a silky smooth jumper. But his inconsistency against college big men, lack of rebounding and so-so shot-blocking numbers all have the scouts saying he may need to wait another year if he really wants to strike gold in the upper half of the lottery. If he were to declare now, scouts believe he would go somewhere between the late lottery (first 14 picks) and mid-first round."

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OSU BASKETBALL
Koufos learning to stand tall inside

Saturday, January 26, 2008 Doug Lesmerises

Plain Dealer Reporter
Columbus- After a scoreless first half that included a bewildered look during a sideline mini-lecture from head coach Thad Matta, Ohio State 7-foot freshman Kosta Koufos was fed the ball inside on the first possession of the second half a week ago against Tennessee.
"I thought, 'I'm just going to the bucket, and it's going in, no doubt,' " Koufos recalled Friday.
He dribbled into the lane and his little jumper fell home as the start of a 13-point second half in a 74-69 loss to the Volunteers. It was part of a season-long, up-and-down, outside-inside process for player and coaching staff that has created uneven results so far.
With the Buckeyes playing their 20th game of the season by hosting Minnesota tonight, Koufos has scored 16 points or more nine times, but 8 points or fewer five times. As one of the top 20 recruits in the country, the Canton GlenOak grad hasn't dominated the start of his college career as some people may have expected.
That's because he's playing a brand new game.
A self-described "European" big man, Koufos faced the basket and fired away from the outside during high school and AAU ball and while playing for Greece's national team in the under-18 European Championship this summer. With the Buckeyes, he's needed inside and is playing as a true big man, receiving the ball with his back to the basket more than ever.
"It's the most, it's not even close," Koufos said. "In high school, I pretty much did whatever I wanted. I took the ball down the court, I faced up, I shot 3s, I could have scored 50 points a game."

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Well, I have seen him many times in Supersport, he lacks the strength. One year at the gym and he will be just fine.
Check him one of you if you haven't done this already.
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Greece will face Brazil and Lebanon in the first phase of the pre-Olympic tournament of Athens at 14-20 June.
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Top 16 Groups
Group D: Panathinaikos,Siena,Efes Pilsen,Partizan
Group E: Lietuv Ritas,Tau,Fehnerbahce,Aris
Group F: Real Madrid,Maccabi Tel-Aviv,Zalgiris Kaunas,Olympiacos

Imo an easy group for Panathinaikos,a tough for Olympiacos and also Aris can make it from their group.

Panagiotis Giannakis is the new coach of Olympiacos.He signed for them till the summer of 2010.
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Panathinaikos beat Panellinios 76-70 and Olympiacos beat Aris 72-70 to reach the Cup's final.
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OSU coach continues to see improvement in Kosta Koufos

BY Mike Popovich
REPOSITORY SPORTS WRITER


PUTTING ONE UP Ohio State's Kosta Koufos shoots over Indiana's D.J. White during Sunday's game in Columbus. OSU Head Coach Thad Matta says he continues to see improvement in Koufos' game.
AP TERRY GILLIAM

The big guy is making some big strides.

Head Coach Thad Matta certainly likes the improvement he is seeing in Kosta Koufos' low post game. Ohio State's 7-foot center from GlenOak High School is coming off an 18-point, 9-rebound outing in Sunday's loss to Indiana. One of Koufos' eight baskets came on a spin move around a defender along the baseline.

"Dating back to the second half of the Tennessee game (Jan. 19), I thought he started making some big strides," Matta said. "I've been very pleased with the progress he's making."

Koufos leads Big Ten freshmen in rebounding (6.7 per game), blocked shots (45), offensive rebounds (62) and defensive rebounds (98).

"He got a couple of rebounds Sunday that were out of his area," Matta said. "He tipped them, kept them alive and snatched them."

Reach Repository sports writer Mike Popovich at (330) 580-8341 or e-mail: [email protected]

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Rubio named FIBA Europe Young Men's Player of the Year

(Koufos came in 4th place)

MUNICH (Young Men's Player of the Year) - The votes are in and Spain and DKV Joventut star Ricky RUBIO has been named the FIBA Europe Young Men's Player of the Year.

Rubio won handily in a vote of both fans and an expert panel of basketball journalists, players and coaches. Milos Teodosic of Serbia and Olympiacos finished second while Marco Belinelli of Italy and the NBA's Golden State Warriors won a close battle for third with fellow Italian Danilo Gallinari and Konstantinos Koufos of Greece.

Rubio led Spain to a fifth place finish at the Under-18 European Championship Men in August, where he averaged 19.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists per contest while shooting nearly 50% from behind the three-point line.

He has been playing a bigger part for club side DKV Joventut as well, averaging 12.5 points per contest, second only to last year's Young Men's Player of the Year Rudy Fernandez, while dishing out 3.5 assists per game.

"It's been clear in the last few seasons that Ricard Rubio is one of the most exciting young players in Europe or any part of the world for that matter." Said FIBA Europe President George Vassilakopoulos.

"His exploits for both country and club make him a very deserving winner."

"I still remember his performance at the Under-16 European Championship Men two years ago (51 points, 24 rebounds and 12 assists)," commented FIBA Europe Secretary General Nar Zanolin. "I think we all knew then and there that we were watching someone special."

The second place finisher Teodosic also had an impressive year leading Serbia to gold at the Under-20 European Championship Men and playing a significant role in the senior team's efforts at EuroBasket 2007 in Spain.

Young Men Poy

1. Ricky Rubio, Spain
2. Milos Teodosic, Serbia
3. Marco Belinelli, Italy
4. Konstantinos Koufos, Greece
5. Danilo Gallinari, Italy
6. Milan Macvan, Serbia
7 Nicolas Batum, France
8. Alexey Shved, Russia
9. Vladimir Dasic, Montenegro
10. Mladen Jeremic, Serbia

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Olympicos-Panathinaikos 64-84 in a game that supposed to be a derby.
Winston was out of this world with 7/8 3pointers and the only missed shoot was 30 seconds before the final whistle.
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Fenerbahce beat Aris and Efes beat Panath.. why dont you mention those? :smileani:
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Maccabi also beat Olympiacos.So?what's your point?

I'm personally posting the more serious results of the Greek teams.The first games of the Top-16 aren't that serious (especially for Panathinaikos).
I haven't wrote anything about the Greek teams in the Uleb Cup also...
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So what? Won't we qualify? No?
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Olympic Basketball Qualification for Beijing 2008

Preliminary round
Qualified for the quarterfinals

Group A
Brazil
Greece
Lebanon

July 14 Greece vs. Lebanon OAKA Indoor Sports Arena, Athens
July 15 Lebanon vs. Brazil OAKA Indoor Sports Arena, Athens
July 16 Brazil vs. Greece OAKA Indoor Sports Arena, Athens


Group B

Cape Verde
Germany
New Zealand

July 14 New Zealand vs. Cape Verde OAKA Indoor Sports Arena, Athens
July 15 Cape Verde vs. Germany OAKA Indoor Sports Arena, Athens
July 16 Germany vs. New Zealand OAKA Indoor Sports Arena, Athens


Group C

Canada
Korea
Slovenia

July 14 Korea vs. Slovenia OAKA Indoor Sports Arena, Athens
July 15 Slovenia vs. Canada OAKA Indoor Sports Arena, Athens
July 16 Canada vs. Korea OAKA Indoor Sports Arena, Athens


Group D

Cameroon
Croatia
Puerto Rico

July 14 Croatia vs. Cameroon OAKA Indoor Sports Arena, Athens
July 15 Cameroon vs. Puerto Rico OAKA Indoor Sports Arena, Athens
July 16 Puerto Rico vs. Croatia OAKA Indoor Sports Arena, Athens

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Cup final will finally be played in Elliniko stadium on March 26th.
Both Panathinaikos and Olympiacos will get only 600 ticket,each team for their fans!!!!
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So what? Won't we qualify? No?
We didn't qualify for the last 8.
We lost 82-73 in Belgrad and we are out.

Aris also eliminated despite winning Lietuv 83-74.
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Very very very bad performance from PAO,and many questions come in my mind:
Why Obradovic was so calm in all the game? Why did we sign Prkacin and Winston? Why Becirovic played only in the start? Why the heck Jasikevicius was making attacks on his lasting 5 seconds even th etime we were leading?

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