Hoopster Calathes Inks Three-Year Deal to Play for Barcelona

A stalwart for the Greek national basketball team and former star for one of Greece’s top teams, Panathinaikos, former University of Florida player Nick Calathes is jumping countries to play for the European League premier club Barcelona.

Calathes, who played for the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA, agreed to a three-year contract with the Spanish club, according to Stavros Barbarousis of EuroHoops.net.

Calathes, 31, was a second-round pick out of Florida in 2009 and showed well with Memphis where he was a Rookie of the Month and averaged 4.6 points and 2.7 assists over two seasons in 129 games.

He was named first team All-EuroLeague with Panathinaikos in each of the previous two seasons and had been a pivotal player in big games as well as for the national squad that got bounced around in the 2019 world championships.

An All-EuroLeague First Team selection in 2018 and 2019, Calathes has also played in the NBA and the VTB United League. Calathes was born to a Greek-American father and an Irish mother and holds dual citizenship. His older brother, Pat Calathes, is also a professional basketball player in the family.


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