Panathinaikos adds Kalaitzakis

Panathinaikos OPAP has signed Panagiotis Kalaitzakis (23, 2.00 meters) for the next 3 years (2+1).

Panagiotis Kalaitzakis is a basketball player, born on January 2, 1999 in Heraklion, Creta. He is a guard/forward who last played for Lietkabelis.

After playing with the junior youth clubs of Aris Thessaloniki, Kalaitzakis began his professional career in the 2016–17 season, in the Greek Basket League, with the senior men's team of Aris. He was released by Aris on July 15, 2018, and he later joined the newly promoted to the first-tier Greek League team of Holargos.

On August 28, 2019, he signed with Nevėžis Kėdainiai of the Lithuanian Basketball League.

On March 16, 2021, he has signed with Lietkabelis of the Lithuanian Basketball League and the EuroCup.

Kalaitzakis averaged 13.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.3 steals in the regular season of Eurocup.

He was a member of the junior national teams of Greece. With Greece's junior national teams, he played at the 2017 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, the 2018 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, and the 2019 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.

Kalaitzakis: "A big dream of mine has come true"

"I feel very happy and blessed for the opportunity given to me to play for one of the biggest teams in Europe", Kalaitzakis said. "What I have to do now is to work hard with my teammates and coaches to succeed. A big dream of mine has come true, I am part of the big Panathinaikos family and I can't wait to compete in the green shirt".