PAOK adds size with Euroleague champ Schortsanitis

Nov 02, 2015 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
PAOK adds size with Euroleague champ Schortsanitis
PAOK Thessaloniki bolstered its frontcourt by inking one of the most-dominant centers in European basketball over the past decade, Sofoklis Schortsanitis, for the remainder of the season. Schortsanitis (2.06 meters, 30 years old) arrives from Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade, where he averaged 4.5 points in 2 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games last season. He had joined Zvezda from Maccabi Tel Aviv, where he played the past two and four of the last five seasons. During that period he helped Maccabi win the 2014 Turkish Airlines Euroleague crown and reach the 2011 Euroleague Championship Game. He was named to the All-Euroleague First Team after the 2010-11 season and also won four Israeli Cups, three Israeli League championships and the 2012 Adriatic League. Last season Schortsanitis averaged 6.7 points over 26 Euroleague games, though his stats are always best measured on a per-minute basis; Schortsanitis is the Euroleague’s all-time top scoring center on a per-minute basis with an average of 23.08 points prorated over 40 minutes. Schortsanitis already played the Eurocup with PAOK's archrivals Aris Thessaloniki in the 2004-05 season, averaging 5.3 points in 8 games.