Ignas Brazdeikis: “I will learn everything from Bartzokas”

27/Sep/23 19:41 September 28, 2023


27/Sep/23 19:41


The versatile Lithuanian guard/forward, a newcomer for Olympiacos, talks about the aspects of his character that are also evident on the court, as well as what he brings to the court for the “reds”.

By George Adamopoulos / info@eurohoops.net

From a child, he loved to copy many of his father’s movements and behaviors. They were, after all, alike in many ways. A stout chest, long arms, and a look that even if it didn’t qualify as frightening, was at least impossible to pass up.

One thing was different about them. Sigis Brazdeikis, father of new Olympiacos player, Ignas Brazdeikis, remains usually expressionless. His 24-year-old son rarely hides his smile. The former University of Michigan, Knicks, Sixers, and Magic player in the NBA as well as Zalgiris Kaunas, was perpetually smiling in his first appearance in the Peace and Friendship Stadium.

He may have said, before he sat down in front of the Eurohoops camera, that “I’ll pretend I know where to go and what to do!”, but the important thing for him and his new team is to know what to do on the court.

Brazdeikis spoke about the new challenge of his career and how his experience helps him stay unaffected by any big change in his life and career.

Just like he used to change his life and places as a kid, five days ago, although he arrived in Cyprus for the “Neophitos Chandriotis” tournament with Zalgiris, the plane brought him to Faliro, from the green to the red and white. Although he confided a nickname that has a direct color association with his new team, but avoids being associated with it…

Ignas Brazdeikis explained how the deal with the Greek champions happened, pointed out the role of family in his character and “warned” that “I can defend players in many positions”. He has already “ticked” the desired “boxes” that coach Giorgos Bartzokas is looking for in his players’ resumes…

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