Alec Peters: “It was a blessing to play with Vezenkov – I’m not ‘Peters 2.0’”

11/Oct/23 12:07 October 12, 2023


11/Oct/23 12:07

Olympiacos’ forward denies the “anti-Vezenkov” role, insists that “I’m the same player”, explains his altruistic mentality and stresses that he would love to be a new… “Thomas” Walkup.

By George Adamopoulos /

Voice steady, as the release on his shot. Calm words yet oozing with confidence. Alec Peters knows who he is. However, he also knows who he is not!

The American forward of Olympiacos, one of the top players in the preseason and the first official games, turns his head at the address “Alekos”(!), but he won’t answer if someone calls him “anti-Vezenkov”. Not even if he hears the description “Alec Peters 2.0”.

The former player of the Suns, CSKA, Efes, and Baskonia says he is ready to take the place of last year’s Euroleague MVP in the starting lineup, but points out that “obviously there is no replacement for Sasha and Sloukas. Making it clear that his team will fill their gaps with the Reds’ well-known teamwork. Peters doesn’t feel like a “new player”, because of the increased responsibilities he prepares for.

Instead, he talks to Eurohoops about the importance of Milutinov and Fall’s coexistence in the low post, and recalls Olympiacos‘ toughness and the “confidence in the coach Bartzokas’ system”. Expecting the birth of his daughter in a few weeks, Alec Peters makes no secret of the fact that he feels Greece as home and would not mind if he had in the future a “Greek name”, like Thomas Walkup, nicknamed “Walkupopoulos” after getting a Greek passport.