Panathinaikos signs power forward Gabriel

Nov 24, 2016 by Euroleague.net Print
Panathinaikos signs power forward Gabriel
Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens bolstered its frontcourt by inking power forward Kenny Gabriel on Thursday. Gabriel (2.03 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Russian powerhouse Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar, where he averaged 6.8 points and 2.2 rebounds in 5 7DAYS EuroCup games this season. He had joined Lokomotiv from Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir of Turkey, where he spent the last two seasons, the first in the EuroCup and the last split between that competition and the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. He averaged 9.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 10 EuroLeague games and has almost exactly the same numbers in 26 career EuroCup games to date. He won the 2014-15 Turkish League title with Karsiyaka, too. Prior to Karsiyaka, Gabriel made pro stops at Maccabi Ashdod of Israel, AEL Limassol of Cyprus, Taranaki of New Zealand and AGO Rethymno of Greece. He also spent three years at Auburn University in the NCAA. Gabriel’s arrival coincides with the recent injury of forward James Gist, who Panathinaikos said will miss two to four months since he was injured in a game against Real Madrid on November 16.