Trace ‘N Chase is proud to announce the inaugural launch of the YouTube Series called “The Lost Tapes”, powered by Stoiximan, the leading online gaming operator in Greece and hosted by renowned sportscaster and longtime journalist Vassilis Skountis!
In Episode 1 of “The Lost Tapes”, Hall of Famer Nick Galis sits down with Vassilis Skountis in an exclusive interview where he talks about his early boxing and football days, Seton Hall, the Boston Celtics, the golden era of Greek Basketball with Aris B.C., Panathinaikos B.C. and the Greek National Team, as well as his relationship with Giannis Antetokounmpo and his life as a proud father and role model today.
Watch the full interview here: https://youtu.be/xSzqdmOw-mc
Widely regarded as one of, if not, Europe’s greatest scorers to ever play the game, and as one of the all-time greatest players in FIBA international basketball history, “The Gangster” was named one of FIBA’s 50 Greatest Players in 1991, he became an inaugural member of the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2007, was chosen as one of the 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors in 2008 and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017, becoming one of the very few men’s basketball players from around the world, to be inducted into it, without having ever played in the NBA!
Galis spent most of his club playing career with Aris Thessaloniki, before having a late career stint with Panathinaikos of Athens. Among qualified players, he is the EuroLeague’s all-time leader in points per game scoring average and he was also the league’s top scorer of the season, numerous times. He reached the EuroLeague Final Four on four occasions, making it in three consecutive years with Aris B.C. (1988, 1989, 1990), and in another year with Panathinaikos B.C. (1994). Nick won eight Greek league championships, and he is also the Greek Championship’s amateur era all-time leading scorer, in both career points scored and career scoring average, when counting all league formats prior to the league becoming fully professional, in the 1992–93 season.
He also led the senior Greek national team to the EuroBasket’s gold medal in 1987, earning the tournament’s MVP award in the process, and to the silver medal at the 1989 EuroBasket, where he was also selected to the All-EuroBasket Team. Overall, during his national team career, he was named to the All-EuroBasket Team four times (1983, 1987, 1989, 1991). Among his myriad of accomplishments, he holds the EuroBasket’s record for the highest career scoring average (31.2 points per game), and he was also the leading scorer of four EuroBasket tournaments, in 1983, 1987, 1989, and 1991. Galis also owns two major records of the FIBA World Championship/Cup tournament, the record for the highest career scoring average (33.5 points per game), and the most total points ever scored in a single tournament, which he set at the 1986 FIBA World Championship.
Stay tuned for more episodes from “The Lost Tapes” coming soon…!
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