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Greek professional basketball club Olympiacos says it has signed Texas forward Ioannis Papapetrou to a five-year contract.
Olympiacos announced the deal on the team website Tuesday. A Texas spokesman declined comment and said Longhorns coach Rick Barnes was trying to reach Papapetrou.
Papapetrou is an Athens native who would have been Texas' top returning scorer next season. He recently played for the Greece national team in the under-20 European championships.
Losing Papapetrou would mean Texas would be without its top four scorers from last season's team that finished 16-18, the program's first losing season in 15 years. The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 8.3 points for the Longhorns as a freshman.
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The talent drain from the Texas men's basketball program continues.
The Longhorns confirmed Tuesday that sophomore forward Ioannis Papapetrou has signed with Greek professional club Olympiacos. Olympiacos says it signed Papapetrou to a five-year contract.
In a statement, Longhorns coach Rick Barnes said the teams and its fans ''need to be happy for Papi and his family...
Olympiacos BC has signed Ioannis Papapetrou to a five-year deal worth approximately $2 million, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.
Papapetrou averaged 8.3 points and 4.4 rebounds as a freshman for the Texas Longhorns last season.
Papapetrou recently played for the Greek national team at the U-20 European Championships.
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The talent drain from the Texas men's basketball program continues.
The Longhorns confirmed Tuesday that sophomore forward Ioannis (yoh-AH'-nihs) Papapetrou (pah-pah-PEH'-troh) has signed with Greek professional club Olympiacos. Olympiacos says it signed Papapetrou to a five-year contract.
In a statement, Longhorns coach Rick Barnes said the teams...