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- Zisis Sarikopoulos
Zisis Sarikopoulos

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Athens, Greece

Height / Weight:
7-0 / 263

Position:
Center

Experience:
HS



HIGH SCHOOL
Late signee who joined the team in mid-August ... led school team to the world's school championship ... helped lead the Under-18 Greece national team to second place in the 2007 Euro Championships ... helped club team, Olympiakos B.C. to a second-place finish in the country ... averaged approximately 20 points and 16 rebounds per game, all team highs for Olympiakos ... also averaged 7.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.1 steals per contest for Greece in the Under-18 European Championships ... only other appearance in the United States came earlier in 2007, when Michael Jordan hand-selected Sarikopoulos as the MVP of Greece, inviting him to compete at the Jordan Brand All-American Classic in New York City ... Sarikopoulos joined a dozen other international stars as representatives of some of the top basketball players in their respective country ... tabbed the Greece Under-16 Most Valuable Player ... also tabbed to the "Best Five" at the U-18 European Championships ... chose UAB over Boston College, Saint Louis and Florida, among others.

PERSONAL
Full name is Zisis Sarikopoulos ... nickname is "Big Z" ... born March 31, 1990 ... parents are Konstantinos and Maria ... academic major is business ... has one sister, Avgoustini.