EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Italy-Lega)Career:
G.C.Karditsas (Greece-3rd Division, 1998-00); AEK Athens (Greece-ESAKE, 2000-06); F.C. Barcelona (Spain-ACB, 2006); Olympiacos (Greece-ESAKE, 2006-11); EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Italy-Lega, 2011-13)
Once upon a time, the question was if Ioannis Bourousis is a power forward with the skill-set of a small forward in the body of a center, rather than the intimidating presence in the paint that his size suggests. But the 30-year-old has consistently led the national team since the 2008 Olympics and Milano during the last two seasons, in both rebounding and blocks to render the debate meaningless. Greece can count on him to do the same in Slovenia as well as score in double digits night in and night out, either by means of a perfectly executed hook-shot around the rim, or by drilling a jumper from behind the three-point arc. His style of play remains the same, his passion undiminished, but his confidence is now sky-high after Spanish champions Real Madrid rushed to secure his services early in the off-season.