Ian Vougioukas (Greece)
Born : 31.05.1985
Place of birth: London
UNICS Kazan (Russia-PBL)Career:
Aris Glyfadas (Greece-D Division, 2000-02); Ilisiakos (Greece-A2 Division, 2002-03); Saint Louis (USA-NCAA, 2003-07); AGO Rethymno (Greece-ESAKE, 2007-08); Olympiacos (Greece-ESAKE, 2008-09); Panellinios (Greece-ESAKE, 2009-10); Panathinaikos (Greece-ESAKE 2010-12); UNICS Kazan (Russia-PBL 2012-13)
Ian Vougioukas assumed last season at UNICS Kazan a more prominent role than the one he had during his two-year spell at powerhouse Panathinaikos and demonstrated that once he gets big minutes on the floor, he can be relied upon to put in solid performances. The big man will never woo the crowd with his athleticism, but he will always stand his ground against any center on defence, no matter their size, and will make use of his good fundamentals on offence to provide an effective alternative option, always following the team's tactical plan to the letter. His only participation in a major tournament with the national team was at the 2010 FIBA World Championship but he arrives in Slovenia with his confidence sky-high, hoping to finally carve up a spot among the established Greek internationals.