This weekend in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Manolis Papamakarios of Panellinios BC is seeking a second chance at something most players rarely get the first opportunity to do – win the Eurocup title. Papamakarios triumphed against the odds with Makedonikos in the 2004-05 ULEB Cup season, reaching the title game only to fall short against Lietuvos Rytas. Now, he is looking to go all the way to the trophy platform. Papamakarios started his career with Peristeri and played for the Greek under-18, under-20 and senior national teams before joining Makedonikos. There, he proved his value as a combo guard with great shooting range and outstanding determination and leadership. He soon joined Olympiacos, where he played three Euroleague seasons and gained valuable experienced before leaving to Panellinios in search of more responsibility. In his Eurocup return last season, Papamakarios delivered right away with aggressive play that has turned him into a top-notch defender as well as a fan favorite, although his three-point shooting can never be overlooked either. An impact player on both sides of the ball, Papamakarios hopes that all his hard work pays off here in Vitoria-Gasteiz with his and his team's first Eurocup title!