Greece’s squad problems forced it to look for last-minute additions.
Dimitris Itoudis was simply left without midfielders – Georgios Papagiannis is recovering from an injury for a while, Kostas Gontikas suffered a broken arm bone, and Kostas Antetokounmpo was also injured in the match against Serbia, so we had to look for an additional tall player.
He received an urgent invitation to the national team Dimitris Kaklamanakis, who has previously played in FIBA ”windows”, but did not appear in this summer’s list of candidates.
It is likely that he will get plenty of minutes in Sunday’s FIBA World Cup qualifying match against Belgium and may go to the European Championship.
The 28-year-old 206-cm-tall midfielder has been migrating to his hometown clubs throughout his career, changing as many as seven of them during his ten-year career. Earlier this summer, he moved from Lavrio GS Lavrio to Patras Promitheas.
Last season in the FIBA Champions League, the Greek collected 11.4 points, 7.5 rebounds, assists and 12.3 utility points in 28 minutes.
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