The Greek powerhouse Panathinaikos OPAP Athens announced on Thursday it will keep veteran big man Ian Vougioukas who signed a new one-year deal with an option for the second season. A former Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champion, Vougioukas (2.10 meters, 34 years old) is in his second stint with the Greens. He has spent the last two seasons with the club having averaged 4.1 points and 1.9 rebounds off the bench in the EuroLeague last season. A veteran of 139 appearances and seven seasons in the competition, Vougioukas helped Panathinaikos win the 2011 EuroLeague title. In Europe’s premier competition Vougioukas has also played with Olympiacos Piraeus, Galatasaray Istanbul and Zalgiris Kaunas. He has also played in the 7DAYS EuroCup with Panellinios of his native Greece, and Unics Kazan and Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar of Russia. Vougioukas also played professionally with Greek side Rethimnon, and ratiopharm Ulm in Germany. "I'm very happy to stay at Panathinaikos for at least one more year", Vougioukas said. “I believe that the team has grown significantly this year and I am looking forward to the new season."