Vangelis Sakellariou has become the latest addition to the Panathinaikos Athens roster after agreeing a two-year contract (1+1) with the Greek giant. The experienced guard (28 years old, 1.95 meters) played at international level for Greece during his youth, and has since represented several clubs over the course of his ten-year professional career, spending the last two seasons with Panionios, where he averaged 10.9 points per game last season. Sakellariou can play in either guard position and will add further depth to a backcourt which has already been bolstered this summer with the signing of scoring star Keith Langford.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Sakellariou said: “It is a great honor but also a huge responsibility to be a member of the top club in Europe over the past twenty years. Xavi Pascual is a coach whose philosophy I have always admired. He has a winning mentality and knows how to make his players work for him. I am very pleased to play again with Nick Calathes and Nikos Pappas, with whom I was a teammate in the national youth team. The Panathinaikos roster is full of distinguished athletes, and this is a great opportunity and a huge motivation for me to work hard and to become better every day.”