Fenerbahce keeps three-time champ Sloukas

Jul 01, 2019 by Euroleague.net Print
Fenerbahce keeps three-time champ Sloukas

All-EuroLeague First Team guard Kostas Sloukas will remain with Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul in his search for a fourth EuroLeague crown. Sloukas (1.90 meters, 29 years old), who has spent the past four seasons in Istanbul, signed a contract through the end of the 2021-22 season. During his time with Fenerbahce, the three-time champion has played in four Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Fours, three championship games and won the 2017 EuroLeague title. He averaged a career-high 11.8 points on 44.9% three-point shooting plus 4.8 assists in 33 EuroLeague contests last season. Sloukas also won three Turkish League championships and two Turkish Cups in his time at the club.

Sloukas began his professional career with Olympiacos Piraeus in his native Greece as an 18-year-old and made his EuroLeague debut the following season. He spent a total of six seasons with the Reds, interrupted only by a season on loan with Aris Thessaloniki. Sloukas won the EuroLeague in 2012 and 2013 with Olympiacos and got back to the championship game in 2015. He also won a pair of Greek League titles, one Greek Cup and the 2013 Intercontinental Cup with Olympiacos. Sloukas spent many summers playing with the Greek national teams on both the junior and senior levels. He was a member of the teams that captured gold medals at the European U18 Championship in 2008 and the European U20 Championship in 2009.