Panathinaikos adds Kalaitzakis with a 3-year deal

2022-07-02T11:49:53+00:00 2022-07-02T11:49:53+00:00.

Aris Barkas

02/Jul/22 11:49

The young Greek guard returns to his home country after a great season in Lithuania

By Eurohoops team/

After a standout season in Lithuania, Panagiotis Kalaitzakis returns to Greece for Panathinaikos. The twin brother of OKC’s Giorgos Kalaitzakis will have the chance to contribute in the EuroLeague level.

Per the press release: Panathinaikos OPAP has signed Panagiotis Kalaitzakis (23, 2.00 meters) for the next 3 years (2+1).

Panagiotis Kalaitzakis is a basketball player, born on January 2, 1999 in Heraklion, Creta. He is a guard/forward who last played for Lietkabelis.

After playing with the junior youth clubs of Aris Thessaloniki, Kalaitzakis began his professional career in the 2016–17 season, in the Greek Basket League, with the senior men’s team of Aris. He was released by Aris on July 15, 2018, and he later joined the newly promoted to the first-tier Greek League team of Holargos.

On August 28, 2019, he signed with Nevėžis Kėdainiai of the Lithuanian Basketball League.

On March 16, 2021, he has signed with Lietkabelis of the Lithuanian Basketball League and the EuroCup.

Kalaitzakis averaged 13.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.3 steals in the regular season of Eurocup.

He was a member of the junior national teams of Greece. With Greece’s junior national teams, he played at the 2017 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, the 2018 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, and the 2019 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.