In the summer of 2014, Dinos Mitoglou showed up unexpectedly from Greece to play basketball at Wake Forest. Three summers later, Mitoglou is leaving unexpectedly to play basketball in Greece.
Mitoglou has signed a four-year contract with Panathinaikos in Athens, one of the premier clubs in European basketball. He will be paid more than $2 million.
Mitoglou, at 2.10m, averaged 8.9 points and 6.1 rebounds as a junior in 2016-17, shooting 42 percent from the floor and 33 percent from 3-point range. He played in all 33 game, starting 32.
For his career, Mitoglou averaged 9.3 points and 5.4 rebounds while shooting 43 percent from the floor and 35 percent from 3-point range. A member of Manning’s first recruiting class, he played in 96 games, starting 75.
Panathinaikos is a power in Greek basketball, having won a record 35 Greek Championships and 6 EuroLeague titles. The list of players who have played for Panathinaikos over the last 20 years includes Dominique Wilkins, Byron Scott, Antonio Davis and Dino Radja, all of whom have played in the NBA.