Bourousis on rising over Galis in Greek NT game count: It is a big honor

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Giannis Askounis

28/Aug/19 14:01

Ioannis Bourousis is now over Nikos Galis in the list of Greek national team players with the most appearances.

By John Askounis/

Long-time member of the Greek national team, Ioannis Bourousis, added one more notch on his belt. He recently reached 9th place in the list of players of Greece with the most national team appearances leaving Hall of Famer Nikos Galis in the 10th spot. The 35-year-old center will indeed tally several more matches representing his country in the 2019 FIBA World Cup set to take place between August 31st and September 15th at China.

“I could not imagine back in 2005, when I debuted with the national team, that I would be able to surpass a Greek basketball legend Nikos Galis” he admitted via the Greek Basketball Federation. “It is a big honor, proves that all these years I always gave my best in every possible situation. It is a big honor, but also an additional obligation. In theory, this might be my last tournament and I want to help to the best of my abilities.”