It’s official: M. Ponitka agreed with Panathinaikos

He shone during the European Basketball Championship Mateusz Ponitka will start in the Euroleague next season.

The player reached an agreement with the Athens Panathinaikos club represented by Mariaus Grigonis and Artūrs Gudaitis. This was announced by the UnaHotels team, which had a short-term contract with the striker, Emilia Režos.

PAO will pay 100 thousand. EUR ransom to Emilia Režo’s team, with whom M. Ponitka had managed to conclude a two-month contract even before the European Championship.

The teams “Baskonia” of Vitoria and “Virtus” of Bologna were also interested in the possibility of acquiring the Pole.

The 29-year-old, 198 cm tall athlete collected 13.4 points (31 percent of three-pointers), 5.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 14.3 utility points in 28 minutes at the European Championship. In the quarter-final against Slovenia, he scored only the fourth triple-double in the history of the championships.

In last season’s EuroLeague, M. Ponitka’s numbers were more modest – 26 minutes, 4.6 points (27 percent of three-pointers), 5.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 9.6 utility points.

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