Sofoklis Schortsanitis signes for Red Star!

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Tonight is the night when Europe’s tallest was replaced by Europe’s largest. The strong 2,08m tall Greek-Cameroonian center has officially become part of the B.C Red Star (in Serbian, KK Crvena zvezda). The latest member of the Red and Whites has signed a one year contract, showing the team’s strong ambitions for the upcoming season. So far, he is the first of the team’s new signings, which are meant to replace the top players of last season’s record-breaking generation, that have left the club during the past month.

Before his latest contract, Schortsanitis has played for both of the Greek giants: Olympiacos and Panathinaikos,while reaching the Euroleague title with Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2014, from which he has transferred to Red Star. He was also chosen into the Euroleague top 5 team, in 2011.

During his last season in Maccabi, he played an average 14,5 minutes per game, while scoring 6,7 points, with a Performance index rating of 5,9.


Večeras je najveći evropski igrač zamenio najvišeg. Naime, Sofoklis Skorcanidis je postao član KK Crvena zvezda. Stameni centar grčk0-kamerunskog porekla, potpisao je jednogodišnji ugovor, na taj način potvrđujući dalje pobedničke ambicije kluba sa Malog Kalemegdana. On je prvi u nizu najavljivanih pojačanja, koja bi trebalo da zamene članove prošlosezonske pobedničke generacije, koji su tokom proteklog meseca napustili klub.

Pre potpisivanja za Zvezdu, 208cm visok Skorcanidis je igrao za grčke gigante, Olimpijakos i Panatinaikos, dok je sa Makabijem iz Tel Aviva 2014. postao evropski šampion. Takođe je bio član Najbolje petorke Evrolige, tokom sezone 2010/11.

Tokom svoje poslednje, sezone u Makabiju, zabeležio je prosečnih 14,5 minuta na terenu, tokom kojih je postigao 6,7 poena, uz indeks korisnosti od 5,9.

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