Maroussi invests in center Sarikopoulos

Aug 17, 2010 by Vassilis Skountis, Athens Print
Zissis SarikopoulosBusy Maroussi BC announced Tuesday the signing of a three-year deal with young prospect Zissis Sarikopoulos, who returns to Greece to play professional basketball after three years he spent in the NCAA, first with Alabama – Birmingham and then with Ohio State. Sarikopoulos (213, 20) grew up with the youth teams at Olympiacos but never played there as a senior. In 2007 after his participation at the Jordan Brand All American Classic in New York, he decided to leave Greece and play college basketball. He is one of the most decorated players of the latest Greek basketball generation, having won gold medals at the 2008 European U-18 Championships and at the 2009 European U-20 Championships and silver medals at the 2007 European U-18 Championships, at the 2009 World U-19 Championships and at the 2010 European U-20 Championships.