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.
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...
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...
Texas forward Ioannis Papapetrou shocked the Longhorn basketball program on Tuesday when he signed with Greek power Olympiacos, just one day before he was set to report back to Austin.
Texas was already going to be in trouble this season. They have had to deal with Sheldon McLellan transferring to Miami and Julien Lewis transferring to Fresno State, losing Myck Kabongo to the NBA Draft, and in the process losing the three best players off a team that was pretty bad to begin with, finishing 7th in the 10 team Big 12.
Now Texas is losing Sophomore to be Ioannis...
Texas sophomore forward Ioannis Papapetrou ended his strong U-20 performance on a high note, scoring a game-high 21 points and grabbing seven rebounds as Greece took fifth place in the U-20 European Championship.
Texas sophomore forward Ioannis Papapetrou has made the most of his opportunity in the Under-20 European Championships, leading Greece to an early 2-0 record.
Just when Texas seems to need it most, the Big 12 schedule serves up the only teams struggling as bad - or worse - than the Longhorns are.
No matter. At this stage of a desperate season, every win feels good just because it's not another loss.
Ioannis Papapetrou scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Texas over TCU 60-43 Saturday night, as the Longhorns earned just...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2013
Julien Lewis scored 18 points and Ioannis Papapetrou added 17 as Texas defeated Texas-Arlington 70-54 Saturday.
Lewis converted 6 of 10 3-pointers and the Longhorns (5-2) won their third straight game.
Jordan Reves led Texas-Arlington (3-2) with 15 points but the Mavericks posted their lowest score of the season. UT-Arlington has never beaten Texas in eight attempts.
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2012
The Longhorns won their second consectuive game tonight as they beat Coppin State 69-46 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. Sheldon McClellan led the Longhorns in scoring with 25, and freshman Ioannis Papapetrou dumped in 10 points and 9 rebounds. The Texas defense was stellar against the Eagles, holding Fang Mitchell’s team to just 25.5% from the [...]