Vassilopoulos swaps Aris for AEK

Vassilopoulos swaps Aris for AEK

The former Greek international is trading Thessaloniki for Athens following his release from Aris earlier this week…

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AEK have announced the acquisition of forward Panagiotis Vassilopoulos following the former Greek international’ departure from Aris earlier this week.
A statement of the club’s official website ( confirmed the acquisition of Vassilopoulos, just days after the club announced the termination of Bandja Sy’s contract.
“AEK are pleased to announce today (19/01) the signed contract of cooperation with Panagiotis Vassilopoulos until the end of the season,” read the announcement from the club.
Vassilopoulos had just signed for Aris this past off-season, but with the Thessaloniki outfit struggling and a desire from Vassilopoulos to return to his native Athens, both the club and player agreed on a release by mutual consent.
By joining AEK, Vassilopoulos joins his fifth club since the start of the 2015 season. The 33-year-old isn’t expected to be a starter for the Enosi, but his veteran experience can add to the team’s depth particularly in the team’s European campaign in the FIBA Basketball Champions League and possibly for a deep run in the Greek Basket League playoffs.


by: Peter Katsiris

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