Panathinaikos signs guard Diplaros

2020-09-10T13:03:06+00:00 2020-09-10T13:03:06+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

10/Sep/20 13:03

Nikos Diplaros returns to Greece for Panathinaikos.

By Eurohoops team/

Panathinaikos Athens officially signed Nikos Diplaros to a deal for the 2020-2021 season that includes an option for 2021-2020. The 23-year-old Greek guard last played in Georgian side Batumi.

Per Panathinaikos:

Panathinaikos OPAP announces the two-year deal (1+1) with Nikos Diplaros.

Nikos Diplaros who was born in June 28, 1997 in Patras is a 1.90 m (6 ft 2​3⁄4 in) tall point guard.

Diplaros spent the 2014–15 season with the Greek club Esperos Patras, playing in the amateur level 4th tier division of Greek basketball, the Greek C League. In 2015, Aris Thessaloniki approached the player and signed him to a 3-year contract. He then began his professional career with Aris in 2015. In September 2016, Aris loaned him to the Greek 2nd Division club Machites Doxas Pefkon.

He joined the Greek club Panionios in 2017. On September 3, 2018, Diplaros renewed his contract for another season. He subsequently spent the next season and a half between Montenegro (Lovćen) and Georgia (Batumi).

Diplaros was a member of the Greek junior national teams. With the junior national teams of Greece, Diplaros played at the 2014 FIBA Under-17 World Cup, the 2015 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, where he won a gold medal, and at the 2nd division 2016 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship Division B, where he won a bronze medal. He also played at the 2017 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, where he won a gold medal.