Zalgiris Kaunas found a new point guard in Kevin Pangos, who inked a one-year deal with the Lithuanian powerhouse on Friday, with an option for a second season.
Pangos (1.89 meters, 23 years old) arrives from Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas, where he averaged 11.9 points on 51.2% three-point shooting and 4.8 assists in 19 7DAYS EuroCup games last season. Pangos was third overall in three-point percentage and ranked seventh in assists per 40 minutes (8.02), helping Gran Canaria reach the semifinals and earning All-Eurocup second team honors.
He also led Gran Canaria to the Copa del Rey final and the Spanish League playoffs in his first season as a professional basketball player. Before that, Pangos finished his college career at Gonzaga University, averaging 11.6 points on 43.1% three-point shooting and 4.8 assists in 38 NCAA games in the 2014-15 season.
He led his team to the NCAA Tournament elite eight and was chosen as the All-WCC Player of the Year. He helped Gonzaga win back-to-back WCC tournament titles in 2014 and 2015. Pangos has also been a member of the Canadian University and youth teams. He helped Canada win respective bronze medals at the 2010 U17 World Championships and the 2009 U16 Tournament of the Americas.
Pangos is set to make his Turkish Airlines EuroLeague debut with Zalgiris next season.