7'0" center who was the Greek All-Star Game MVP in 2009, representing Olympiacos.
He originally wanted to be a swimmer, but literally outgrew the sport.
He turned down a three-year, $12-million contract with the San Antonio Spurs in 2009.
He was born in Karditsa, Greece.
He was favorably compared to Hall of Fame center Vlade Divac by San Antonio Spurs' head coach Gregg Popovich.