|25th July, 2007||Greece||Signed a three year contract with Olympiakos.|
|14th September, 2007||Greece||Loaned by Olympiakos to AGO Rethymno for one season.|
|7th August, 2009||Greece||Loaned by Olympiakos to Panellinios for one season.|
|16th July, 2010||Greece||Signed a two year contract with Panathinaikos.|
|17th July, 2012||Russia||Signed a two year contract with Unics Kazan.|
|4th September, 2014||Turkey||Signed a one year contract with Galatasaray.|
|12th December, 2014||Turkey||Left Galatasaray.|
|26th February, 2015||Germany||Signed for the remainder of the season with ratiopharm Ulm.|
|8th September, 2015||Lithuania||Signed a one year contract with Zalgiris Kaunas.|
|17th August, 2016||Russia||Signed a two year contract with Lokomotiv Kuban.|
|1st July, 2017||Russia||Lokomotiv Kuban declined 2017/18 team option.|
|4th July, 2017||Greece||Signed a two year contract with Panathinaikos.|
|2003 - 2007||Saint Louis (NCAA)|
|July 2007 - September 2007||Olympiakos (Greece)|
|September 2007 - June 2008||AGO Rwthymno (Greece)|
|July 2008 - August 2009||Olympiakos (Greece)|
|August 2009 - June 2010||Panellinios (Greece)|
|July 2010 - June 2012||Panathinaikos (Greece)|
|July 2012 - June 2014||Unics Kazan (Russia)|
|September 2014 - December 2014||Galatasaray (Turkey)|
|February 2015 - June 2015||ratiopharm Ulm (Germany)|
|September 2015 - July 2016||Zalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania)|
|August 2016 - July 2017||Lokomotiv Kuban (Russia)|
|July 2017 - present||Panathinaikos (Greece)|
March 24, 2011
The rest of the domestic help also comes in frontcourt players alongside Fotsis; little things specialist Stratos Perperoglu gets big minutes on the wing, defending both forward spots, moving the ball, and shooting 41% from three point range. Fellow national team member Kostas Tsartsaris protects the paint, rebounds, and finishes around the basket, along with sticking the occasional jumpshot. Kostas Kaimakoglou lies somewhere between the two, and boasts a big ginger beard, despite not being a ginger. [What's the science behind that? How do non-gingers grow ginger beards? As one such genetic freak, I really would like to know.] And Ian Vougioukas, brought in from Panellinios over the summer, will provide post moves, footwork, touch, finishing ability and free throws attempts, whilst also being a complete defensive liability.
Without Spanoulis, Panathinaikos no longer have a transition game. They are not as good as they have been in years past; this is particularly evident in the frontcourt, where, even when accounting for the return of Maric, the likes of Tsartsaris, Vougioukas and Kaimikoglou struggle against the continent's very best. They're lacking some playmakers who can create off the dribble - Calathes and Nicholas aren't it - and these problems are compounded by the fact that their quarter final matchup is against Barcelona, which is as hard of a matchup as there can be. That said, there's still a lot of talent to be found here, and the usual mix of toughness and physical play (Vougioukas excepted) will ensure it is competitive.
May 28, 2010
- Ian Vougioukas
Former St. Louis centre Vougioukas left Olympiakos this summer, and struck out on his own. It's gone fairly well. Playing across the city for Panellinions, Vougioukas averaged 11.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game in the Eurocup, alongside 13.3 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game in the Greek league. He shot 63% from the floor and 76% from the line in Greece, showing the skilled offensive play that had gotten Olympiakos interested in the first place. And he ranked fourth in the nation in PER at 27.0.
Ian Vougioukas fact: Ian Vougioukas was born in London - the English one, not the Canadian one. Unfortunately, we can't have him, for he has played for the Greek national team at U-16, U-18, U-20 and U-21 level. And that's a pity. Andy Betts and Robert Archibald won't be around forever.