| Greek League
2010 / Undrafted
| 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)|
265 lb (120 kg)
| March 31, 1990 (age 25)
Athens, Greece (1990-03-31) |
Ohio State (2009–2010)
Ohio State University, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Zisis Sarikopoulos Wikipedia
Zisis Sarikopoulos (alternate spelling: Zissis) (Greek: Ζήσης Σαρικόπουλος; born March 31, 1990 in Athens, Greece) is a Greek professional basketball player who currently plays for Panionios of the Greek Basket League. He is 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) tall, and he plays at the center position. His nickname is "Big Z".
Sarikopoulos began playing basketball with the youth teams of the Greek club Olympiacos. He played at the 2007 Jordan Brand Classic International game.
Sarikopoulos played college basketball at UAB, with the UAB Blazers, and at Ohio State, with the Ohio State Buckeyes. He left Ohio State early, to play pro basketball in Greece. Sarikopoulos averaged 1.35 points per game in his NCAA Division I career.
In 2010, Sarikopoulos began his professional career with the Greek League club Panionios. In 2012, he moved to the Greek club Aris. In 2014, he joined the Greek club AEK Athens.
On July 17, 2016, Sarikopoulos signed with the Greek team Promitheas Patras. On August 6, 2017, Sarikopoulos signed with the Greek League team Aris.
Sarikopoulos was a member of the Greek junior national teams. With the junior national teams of Greece, he played at the following tournaments: the 2005 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, the 2006 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, the 2007 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, the 2009 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, and the 2010 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.
In 2012, he was invited to practice with the senior men's Greek national basketball team, for the first time. In 2015, he was invited as a training camp player of the Greek senior men's national team for the first time.
Note: Only games in the primary domestic competitions are included. Therefore, games in cup or European competitions are left out.2007 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship: Silver
2008 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship: Gold
2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship: Silver
2009 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship: Gold
2010 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship: Silver