Promitheas’ Mantzoukas continues to set new Basket League records
At just 14 years old, Promitheas’ teenage wonderkid continues to set records every time he steps on a Greek Basket League court…
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Promitheas’ Lefteris Mantzoukas set yet another Greek Basket League record on Sunday when he played 31 minutes against Olympiacos at the Peace and Friendship Stadium.
Three months after becoming the youngest scorer in the history of the Basket League when he scored two free throws against Panionios, Mantzoukas became the youngest player to be named a starter in the history of the Basket League with his start against three-time EuroLeague Champions Olympiacos.
At 14 years, 10 months, and 6 days, Mantzoukas set the Basket League record with his start in a 31-minute outing against Olympiacos in Piraeus. Although it ended up being a night to forget for his team as Promitheas crashed to a 104-69 loss, Mantzoukas certainly enjoyed a memorable night with his 12-point performance against an Olympiacos side that features the likes of idols Vassilis Spanoulis and Georgios Printezis.
Sunday was the fourth time this season Mantzoukas saw game action for Promitheas this season, with his debut for the Patras-based club coming against Panionios – on the same night he set the record for youngest scorer in the history of Greek basketball.
Aside from Mantzoukas’ start against Olympiacos, the remainder of the teenagers appearances for Makis Giatras’ side came in the dying moments of games against Panionios, Panathinaikos, and Trikala.
Mantzoukas is the second youngest player to ever feature in the Greek top flight after Georgios Papagiannis set the all-time record when he featured for Peristeri at the age of 14 years, 6 months, and 2 days during the 2011/2012 season.