Ball in Europe readers know that sportswriter David Hein is currently on the FIBA U20 World Championship Men beat. Over at heinnews.com right now is posted a nice interview with Team Greece center Georgios Bogris; full interview available here. To whet your appetite a bit, here’s Bogris on his recent four-year contract signed with Panathinaikos Athens in what has to be one of the most concise summations of finally making the big leagues ever:
Heinnews: Leaving the national team and moving to the club team, Tuesday was a big day for you as you signed a four-year deal with reigning Euroleague champions Panathinaikos. What kind of feeling did you have when they came to you with an offer?
Bogris: Man, it was amazing. I can’t explain it to you. It was, oh man. It is the best team in the world I think. Because in Europe there is basketball. In the NBA it’s running and jumping. So, whoa. That’s the word: “whoa.” You can imagine. I will play with the best players and the best coach in the world. So, what else can you say? It’s a dream.