|Team: NON-NBA College Team: Rethymno|
H: 6' 7"|
W: 195 lbs
(26 Years Old)
Current: SF |
Hometown: Veria, Greece
A player we last checked in on all the way back in 2007, Charalampos Giannopoulos is finally beginning to see consistent playing time with Panionios. Born in 1989, Giannopoulos is starting to translate the talents he showed at the junior level to A1 in limited minutes. Giannopoulos is first and foremost a shooter, showing a quick release with his feet set and the ability to put the ball on the floor to take whatever space defenders give him to pull up. He can get all the way to the rim with straight-line drives, but is mainly looking to stretch the floor –nearly two-thirds of his shots come from beyond the arc. His consistency has been less than impressive in the early going, as he's knocking down just 23.8% of his three point attempts, making him less than efficient in the small role he plays.
As it stands, Giannopoulos is a fringe prospect. He has solid size and length for a NBA small forward, but he's a poor athlete who wouldn't be able to hold his own defensively against NBA caliber players and doesn't bring much variety to the table offensively. Though he displayed some potential early in his career, especially during his strong performance at the L'Hospitalet Tournament, he's only now beginning to etch out a role for himself in the Greek League, and faces an uphill battle to generate interest amongst scouts as he becomes automatically eligible this summer.
Charalampos Giannopoulos was one of the best supporting pieces for Kosta Koufos in the Greek team. Early this year he enjoyed a very nice performance at the L’Hospitalet Tournament, where he emerged as the top scorer. Logically not as productive given his secondary role, he still showcased his solid shooting stroke, pretty reliable whenever he was open, displaying also off-the-dribble mechanics. Giannopoulos is more of a shooter than a slasher, and actually his average quickness prevents him from consistently beating his opponents off the dribble, despite showing decent ball-handling skills and solid footwork. Featuring good size at 6-7, he enjoys a notable wingspan and a very interesting frame. Indeed he eventually spent some minutes at the power forward position. He’s a guy who can play off contact and rebounds the ball really well, displaying very nice positioning and using solid leaping ability. Actually, he’s not that bad of an athlete, although neither impressive.[Read Full Article]