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Pete Kathopoulis to Play ...
Pete Kathopoulis to Play Professionally in Greece Guard to forego senior season with the Hawks
PHILADELPHIA - Saint Joseph's guard Pete Kathopoulis
will forego his
senior season to play professionally in Greece. Kathopoulis has signed a contract with Iraklis, a Greek League A2 team, which is based in Thessalonika, the country's second largest city. The 5-11 guard from Upper Darby, PA (The Haverford School) played in 28 games during his three-year career with the Hawks.He
received the team's Senesky Award for academic achievement in 2005-06.
While playing, Kathopoulis
will study abroad and finish requirements for his
Saint Joseph's degree in international relations. Kathopoulis
will report to the team's training camp in late August.
Center Court with Pete ...
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Center Court with Pete Kathopoulis
Center Court with Pete Kathopoulis
Some matches are made in heaven.The matches made in the competitive world of academics and talent scouts can be a little grittier though.No one can deny that St. Joseph's University
makes for an impressive presence on the court, just like no one can deny the value and potential in a 1000pt High School All-star.A thousand points is no small accomplishment, but for St. Joseph's guard Pete Kathopoulis it's merely one of a myriad of athletic and academic accomplishments on his still-growing resume.
Hailing from Upper Darby, PA, Kathopoulis
had already been playing basketball during Middle School at St. Alice's
, before transferring in his
last year of Junior High to Beverly Hills.There, Kathopoulis' natural talents were recognized by Coach Rerden, who urged the young natural to keep pushing his
limits and honing his
budding skills.Soon after, Pete
was noticed by Haverford High and started his
freshmen year of High school on the Varsity team; a foreshadowing of the illustrious career ahead.
Over the next four years, Kathopoulis
would rack up over a thousand points, including over a hundred 3-pointers, and was named All-Mainline and All-Tournament 3 years consecutively.He
earned spots on the Eastern Invitational's
All-star team, and the coaches vs.Cancer charitable game held at St. Joseph's University; even more foreshadowing.
Described as "tenacious," and an excellent on-court decision maker with a knack for penetrating deep into his
opponent's zone, Kathopoulis' skill and love of the game, as well as an appreciation for quality academic programs, helped to steer him towards St. Joseph's University
"I wanted to stay close to my family, and pick a program that was a powerhouse in basketball," says Kathopoulis
, who immediately after arriving at St. Joe's expressed his interest in joining Phil Martelli's Hawks.
demands only the best from each player, and that's what I needed," Kathopoulis
continues, once more highlighting the fire inside that demanded excellence.Since joining the Hawks, Kathopoulis has taken it easy on the court as he tackles not only the demanding work-out and road schedule of his athletics, but also his heavy academic course load.
Breaking the stereotypes about college athletes, Kathopoulis
is by no means coasting on his
athletic ability alone; an International relations major with aspirations in law, he's
earned himself a spot on the coveted dean's list at St. Joe's, as well as the Athletic Director's honor roll list.
Again breaking the mold, Kathopoulis
has not forgotten his
had the opportunity to work out with Thessaloniki's PAOK, and hasn't overlooked the importance of his
"All the accomplishments and accolades I've received, is due to my family's love," Kathopoulis
says, referring to his mother and father, Kalliopi and Danny Kathopoulis, and his sister Paulina.
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