Olympiacos Piraeus (Greece-ESAKE)Career:
Mantoulidis (Greece-3rd Division, 2006-08), Olympiacos (Greece-ESAKE, 2008-10); Aris Thessaloniki (Greece-ESAKE, 2010-11); Olympiacos Piraeus (Greece-ESAKE, 2011-13)
Kostas Sloukas had limited playing time at EuroBasket 2011, until now his first and only major tournament with the senior national team, but a lot has happened in the career of the young guard in the two years that elapsed since then. His stat lines do not accurately reflect the instrumental part he played in the surprising back-to-back Turkish Airlines Euroleague titles of Olympiacos and at EuroBasket 2013 he could very well be asked by coach Trinchieri to play a role similar to that he has been undertaking at club level, especially in the absence of Nick Calathes. At this stage in his career, Sloukas is the ideal guard to come off the bench and help keep intensity levels high, by providing an almost fearless attitude on the offensive end, as he can either take big shots from long range or create for his teammates in the open court.