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RPG), Denver's Panayiotis Papadimitropoulos (8.7 PPG, 6.3
RPG), Houston's Theo Gaitanaros (6.5 PPG, 12.5 RPG) and
Boston's Niko Panousis (10.0 PPG, 7.0 RPG).
After the tournament's two-year hiatus, from 2013 to 2015,
a return to the site which hosted the last National AHEPA
Invitational Basketball Tournament in 2012 coupled with
the hard work of the NAIBT Committee and overall AHEPA
Athletics Department support allowed AHEPA Athletics to
stage a successful tournament and put a framework in place
for successive tournaments at future Supreme Conventions.
AHEPA Athletics would like to thank Brothers Themistocles

and Aristotelis Chronis (AHEPA Chapter 438, DCGreeks.
com Sports & Stats) who arranged the online registration in
advance of the tournament and then managed the scorer's
table, video scoreboard, and automated PA announcements
for each game, Past Sons of Pericles Athletics Director and current Supreme Governor Panagiotis Tsevdos and Past Supreme
Governor, Robert Markatos, for designing t-shirts and recruiting teams, Brother Kirk Vidas for helping promote the event,
and Supreme Athletic Director Lou Atsaves for his full support
of this tournament.

Pitcher Competes at Euro Baseball Championship Thanks to
AHEPA
AHEPA raised $3,000 to help send Baseball
Pitcher Jonathan Kountis, Arkon, Ohio,
to the Netherlands to play for Greece's
national baseball team at the 2016 European
Baseball Championship. Ahepans at the Las
Vegas Supreme Convention, led by fellow
Ohioans Supreme Secretary Carl Hollister
and George Kalantzis, and Brothers on the
Convention Floor, raised the funds to help
pay for Kountis' travel and expenses.
The fundraising effort paid off. Although Greece only won
one game at the tournament, Kountis was the game's winning
pitcher.
"Thank you for your generous support," Kountis wrote.
"My experience was a positive one, most definitely, and I had
the opportunity to meet many different Greek players from all
over the world. The guys on the team were great people and

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loved representing their heritage as much
as I did."
Kountis was a former draft pick of
the New York Mets. He pitched in the
minor leagues for four years prior to being
released due to Tommy John surgery.
He added he would like to see an organized effort to fund the development of
baseball in Greece.
"Speaking for myself, and about a handful of others who had college and above experience, we would
like to see the formation of a more competitive Greek team
because baseball is evolving in Europe and we as Greeks need
to evolve as well; not only just try to play in the tournaments,
but to try to win them as well," he said. "I believe Greece can
have a future in baseball but it needs lots of financial support
to do so."

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