Thursday, June 27, 2024

Veniamin Amposi Heads to the San Francisco Dons

The youngest player to have ever donned the Olympiacos jersey in the EuroLeague (17 years and 24 days old) has decided to test his skills in the NCAA with the San Francisco Dons, where he will play for the next two years.

Official Announcement:

"Veniamin Amposi will continue his development at the San Francisco Dons, where he has committed for the next two years. Olympiacos has supported this decision and retains the first option when Amposi decides to return to Europe. We wish him the best as he takes this next step in his basketball career."

Player Profile:

Veniamin Amposi, born on January 15, 2006, stands at 1.96 meters (6 feet 5 inches) and plays as a shooting guard. Amposi made history by becoming the youngest player to play for Olympiacos in the EuroLeague. He is recognized as one of the brightest talents in Greek basketball.

Amposi's accolades include being named MVP in the Greek Youth Championship, which he won with Olympiacos. During the last season, he played in four games with the men's team, albeit with limited minutes. His standout performances in the EuroLeague Next Gen tournament in Paris earned him a spot in the All-Tournament Team.

EuroLeague Performance:

Olympiacos (2022-23): Amposi appeared in one game for Olympiacos in the EuroLeague, playing 1 minute and 26 seconds without scoring or recording any significant stats.

U18 Tournament Performance:

Olympiacos U18 (2022-23): In the U18 tournament, Amposi played six games, averaging 11.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game. He showcased his skills with a 44.1% shooting percentage from the field, 28.6% from three-point range, and 66.7% from the free-throw line. His overall performance included 31 total rebounds, 22 assists, and 17 turnovers over 140 minutes of play.

Collegiate Decision:

Amposi chose the San Francisco Dons over offers from three other colleges. His decision was made in consultation with Olympiacos, ensuring his path remains aligned with his long-term development and potential return to European basketball. This move to the NCAA will provide Amposi with the opportunity to further hone his skills and evolve his game.

Veniamin Amposi is undoubtedly a significant talent, and his time in the NCAA will be crucial for his growth as he prepares for future professional endeavors.

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