Gaios Skordilis, Giannis Agravanis and Kostas Papadakis of G.S. Iraklis B.C. of the Greek Basketball League took some time off their practice routine and visited Trace ‘N Chase recently in order to talk all things basketball and more in the middle of another competitive season.
After playing with the youth teams of Faiakas Corfu and G.S. Iraklis B.C, Gaios Skordilis began his professional career in 2006 with Aris B.C. of Thessaloniki, before moving on to fellow Greek League club Ikaros Kallitheas in 2011 and six-time EuroLeague champion Panathinaikos B.C. in 2012 where he won the Greek Cup and the Greek championship. He joined Panionios B.C. in 2013 and then moved to Apollon Patras B.C in 2014, while next year he signed a 2-year contract with the emerging powerhouse, Faros Keratsiniou B.C. of the Greek Dicision II League, winning the league championship and the promotion to the first Division in 2017. Gaios then moved to Peristeri B.C. where he played for four seasons before returning to Iraklis B.C. this past summer. Skordilis was a member of the junior national team of Greece at the 2005 FIBA Europe U-18 Championship, while he also won the silver medal at the 2009 Mediterranean Games playing for the Greek U-26 national team.
Emerging guard Giannis Agravanis played from a young age with the youth teams of A.C. Doukas, before starting his pro career with the same team in the Greek Division II. He moved to AEK B.C. in 2017, winning the Greek Cup title in 2018 before spending the next couple seasons with Peristeri B.C. He signed with Promitheas Patras B.C. in 2020 but was loaned to Charilaos Trikoupis Messolonghi B.C. last year before moving on to Iraklis B.C. this past summer. Playing in Thessaloniki, he has scored in double digits in the last four consecutive games with Iraklis this year, gaining the trust of his coach and of his teammates. As a member of the junior national teams of Greece, Agravanis played at the 2016 FIBA Europe U-18 Championship, and at the 2017 FIBA Europe U-20 Championship, where he won a gold medal. His older brother, Dimitris, is also a professional basketball player and a second round Draft Pick by the Atlanta Hawks in 2015 while he is currently playing with Promitheas Patras B.C.
Kostas Papadakis meanwhile began his club career with Panathinaikos B.C. in 2015, winning the Greek Cup in 2016 and the Greek League Championship in 2020. He then spent the next three seasons with Kolossos Rodou B.C, before moving on to Larisa B.C. and ending up with Iraklis B.C. in 2021. As a member of the junior national team of Greece, Papadakis played at the 2016 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship.
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