Monday, July 8, 2024

Neoklis Avdalas Named Best Young Player of the Basket League 2023-2024

At just 18 years old, Neoklis Avdalas has been named the Best Young Player (under 21) of the 32nd Professional Championship after his first complete season in the Basket League. Born on February 4, 2006, Avdalas plays as a shooting guard and stands at 2.03 meters tall. This past season, he played for Karditsa BC on loan from Panathinaikos.

Avdalas was chosen as the Best Young Player in all the voting processes. In the voting by the captains and coaches of the Basket League 2023-24, he received 47.61% of the votes (10 votes), with Nasos Bazinas of Promitheas coming in second with 33.3% (7 votes).

In the journalists' voting, Avdalas garnered 37.2% of the votes (16 votes), with Vangelis Zougris of Peristeri second at 23.25% (10 votes), and Bazinas third with 20.93% (9 votes).

Avdalas also led in the fan vote, receiving 28.56% (594 votes), followed by Alexandros Samodurov of Panathinaikos with 20% (416 votes).

"I am very happy to have been named Best Young Player of the season," said Neoklis Avdalas. "This award is a recognition of the hard work I put in during the challenging last season. I thank Panathinaikos for giving me the opportunity to get playing time in the Basket League through my loan to Karditsa. Karditsa proved to be a very good choice to showcase my abilities. I remain humble and thank the team captains and coaches, journalists, and fans who voted for me," the 18-year-old shooting guard emphasized. "Their preference means a lot to me."

Neoklis Avdalas's averages in the Stoiximan Basket League 2023-24:

Games: 21
Points: 2.67
Free Throw Percentage: 63.64%
Two-Point Percentage: 48.78%
Three-Point Percentage: 16.67%
Rebounds: 2.38
Assists: 0.76
Steals: 0.28
Blocks: 0.3
Turnovers: 0.8
Minutes: 12:43

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