He shone during the European Basketball Championship Mateusz Ponitka should still start in the Euroleague next season.
The player is approaching an agreement with the Athens Panathinaikos club represented by Marius Grigonis and Artūrs Gudaitis.
— StavrosBarbarousis (@sta_ba11) September 21, 2022
It is added that the player himself will have to pay a ransom to Emilia Režo’s Unahotels team, with whom he had already managed to sign a short-term two-month contract.
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.