One of the best guards in Turkish Airlines EuroLeague history switched powerhouses on Friday, when Olympiacos Piraeus announced a three-year deal with Kostas Sloukas, who is set to start his second stint with the Greek powerhouse. Sloukas (1.90 meters, 30 years old) arrives from Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul, where he played the last five seasons. He averaged 11.6 points on 93.8% free throw shooting and 6.1 assists in 25 EuroLeague games last season. In his previous four years with Fenerbahce, Sloukas led the Turkish powerhouse to as many Final Four appearances, reaching three consecutive EuroLeague Championship Games from 2016 to 2018, and lifting the EuroLeague trophy in 2017. He was chosen to the 2018-19 All-EuroLeague First Team.
Sloukas started his career with Olympiacos, making his EuroLeague debut with the Reds in the 2009-10 season. He helped Olympiacos win consecutive EuroLeague titles in 2012 and 2013, playing another Championship Game in 2015. Sloukas rank second in EuroLeague Championship Games appearances this century with six, trailing only Matjaz Smodis, who took part in seven title games. In 246 EuroLeague career games, Sloukas has amassed 2,052 points (8.3 ppg.) and dished 922 assists (3.7 apg.), ranking 9th all-time in the latter category. He helped Olympiacos win Greek League titles in 2012 and 2015, lifting the Greek Cup trophy in 2010 and getting the Intercontinental Cup crown in 2013. Sloukas also led Fenerbahce to three consecutive Turkish League crowns from 2016 to 2018, as well as winning three Turkish Cup titles in 2016, 2019 and 2020. Sloukas is a regular member of the Greek national team and was also very successful in youth categories, getting respective gold medals at the FIBA U18 European Championship 2008 and the FIBA U20 European Championship 2009, as well as three silver medals at the FIBA U18 European Championship 2007, the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2009 and the FIBA U20 European Championship 2010.