Giannis Dimakopoulos (center, 218 centimeters) becomes CB Almansa’s first center with AFANION for the 2021/2022 season. After the arrival of Arvydas Gydra, the signing of Dimakopoulos becomes the third piece of the interior game of La Mancha.

The Greek player arrives in Almansa after his stint in the Dutch basketball league, where he contributed 11.2 points and 7.5 rebounds in almost 22 minutes of game per game at Aris Leeuwarden. Giannis also played in Spain in the 2017/2018 season in the ranks of the Baskonia subsidiary in LEB SILVER. His numbers averaged 5.8 points and a PIR of 6.9 in almost 19 minutes of play.

Giannis is a very big center with the ability to rebound and intimidate both sides of the zone. In addition, he is capable of scoring in blocking and continuation situations and making the odd long-distance throw.

Dimakopoulos: interior presence for CB Almansa

After passing through UC Irvine University where he completed the full cycle, he wore the Baskonia affiliate shirt in LEB SILVER. Once the campaign in the Basque Country was over, he returned to Greece for a season at AS Apollon Patras in his hometown. Later, he was a player for Proteas EKA AEL of the Cypriot league before joining Aris Leeuwarden, where he had a more than interesting season.

In his second experience in Spain, the 26-year-old center will seek to show that he can play and be important in the LEB ORO league in the team led by Rubén Perelló.

In the words of our coach: “Giannis is a player profile that we wanted to have in our squad. Large and capable of intimidating. He has room for improvement and comes with great enthusiasm to work to earn his playing minutes little by little. In addition, it is complementary to the other indoor players that we are looking for.

He has the ability to assist with determination from the low post, he can rebound both in attack and defense, and occasionally take a shot from beyond 6.75 meters. ”