Lokomotiv signs veteran center Vougioukas

Aug 17, 2016 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Lokomotiv signs veteran center Vougioukas
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar will have a veteran scoring presence inside after signing center Ian Vougioukas on Wednesday. The deal is for one season with an option for the 2017-18 campaign. Vougioukas (2.12 meters, 30 years old) spent last season with Zalgiris Kaunas, where he posted 11.1 points and 4.7 rebounds in 24 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games and helped the team win the Lithuanian League crown. He played particularly well in two EuroLeague games against Lokomotiv, averaging 18.5 points on 70.8% shooting. Vougioukas, who won the EuroLeague in 2011 with Panathinaikos Athens, has played a total of five seasons in Europe’s premier competition with Olympiacos Piraeus and Galatasaray Istanbul in addition to his time with Panathinaikos and Zalgiris. He has also starred in the EuroCup for Panellinios of Greece and Unics Kazan of Russia in addition to stints with ratiopharm Ulm in Germany and Rethimnon in Greece. Vougioukas reached the EuroCup finals in 2014 with Unics and the EuroCup semifinals with Panellinios in 2010. Vougioukas has also been a member of the Greek national team.