This past weekend, PAOK hosted AEL 1984 at home, and Verginis stepped up with 22 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. In the previous round he scored 19 points and dished out 3 assists en route to a very unexpected road victory against Panionios. These two victories momentarily move PAOK away from the feared bottom spots leading to relegation in the Greek league (the last two ranked teams in the regular season end up being demoting to the second division).
In line with his strengths, Verginis was pretty effective with his jumper, connecting on half of the combined 10 three-point attempts he took in those two games. Verginis is a very fluid player and easily gets in shooting rhythm, crediting a notable 43% for the entire season. Its an interesting mark, especially since hes the main scoring threat on the team, with 13.6 points per game, and he executes some of his long range bombs in off-the-dribble fashion. He was also able to keep his turnover figures low, eventually not losing a single ball this past weekend to improve to a 1.7 average throughout the season. As we have stated before, hes a player that doesnt take many risks, but he still was capable of drawing 12 free-throw attempts in the last two games, of which he converted 11 (an excellent 93% during the season from the charity stripe). Hopefully, hes getting a bit more aggressive attacking the basket.
Anyway, hes hardly NBA material at all. Hes not greatly athletic, he doesnt enjoy crazy size or length as his countrymen Diamantidis or Papaloukas, his defense looks rather average at best, hes not the best distributor around, and hes not a great scoring threat in traffic (his 40% average on 2-point field goal attempts is rather disappointing). Still, he can emerge as a very decent heir of the outstanding guard crop that the Hellenic country currently enjoys.