Olympiacos extends forward Vezenkov

Jul 10, 2020 by Euroleague.net Print
Olympiacos extends forward Vezenkov

Olympiacos Piraeus retained an important piece of its frontline by signing power forward Sasha Vezenkov to a new two-year contract on Friday. Vezenkov (2.06 meters, 25 years old) has spent the past two years with the Reds. Last season he averaged 7.1 points on 45.9% three-point shooting and 2.0 rebounds in 26 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague appearances. His impact was significant in the second part of the season with the arrival of head coach Georgios Bartzokas. In 10 games with him on the bench, Vezenkov averaged 11.8 points.

Vezenkov has appeared in 119 games in the competition, having also spent three seasons with FC Barcelona where he also played under Bartzokas during the 2016-17 season, which was the best of Vezenkov's career. He averaged 7.5 points, on 47.9% three-point shooting, plus 3.2 rebounds. Vezenkov was born in Cyprus to a Bulgarian family and began his professional career in Greece with Aris Thessaloniki, where he played four seasons before joining Barcelona. He was the Greek League MVP and scoring champ (16.8 ppg.) for the 2014-15 season. Vezenkov is a member of the Bulgarian national team.