Saturday, June 29, 2024

Lefteris Mantzoukas Joins Aris on Loan from Panathinaikos

Aris Thessaloniki has announced the acquisition of Lefteris Mantzoukas on loan from Panathinaikos, effective June 28, 2024. Mantzoukas, who has been a member of the "Greens" for the past four years, will now have the opportunity to gain more playing time with Aris.

Player Profile: Lefteris Mantzoukas

Lefteris Mantzoukas, born on July 8, 2003, stands at 6-foot-10 (2.07 meters) and plays as a power forward. Before joining Panathinaikos, he played for Promitheas Patras in the Greek Basket League.

Lefteris Mantzoukas began his professional career with Promitheas Patras, where he played from the 2017-18 to the 2019-20 season. During the 2017-18 season, he averaged 3.5 points, 0.8 rebounds, and 0.5 assists per game over 4 games, with an impressive field goal percentage of 55.6% and a perfect free throw percentage of 100.0%. The following season (2018-19) saw limited action, contributing 0.0 points, 0.3 rebounds, and 0.3 assists in 3 games. His performance improved significantly in the 2019-20 season, where he played 14 games, averaging 3.1 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 0.4 assists per game, with a field goal percentage of 43.6% and a three-point shooting percentage of 35.3%.

Mantzoukas joined Panathinaikos Athens in the middle of the 2020-21 season. In his debut season with Panathinaikos, he played 3 games, averaging 1.7 points, 0.7 rebounds, and 1.7 assists, with a field goal percentage of 25.0%. The 2021-22 season saw him play 18 games, averaging 2.5 points, 1.2 rebounds, and 0.6 assists per game, with improved shooting percentages of 45.0% from the field and 57.1% from the free-throw line. His best performance came in the 2022-23 season, where over 18 games, he averaged 6.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 0.8 assists per game, with a field goal percentage of 48.2%, a three-point percentage of 38.0%, and a free throw percentage of 90.9%. In the 2023-24 season, he played 19 games, averaging 3.9 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 0.5 assists per game, shooting 46.0% from the field and 42.9% from three-point range.

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