According to last minute information, Sofokils Schortsianitis has decided to withdraw from Greece NT squad.

As Big Sofo let his coach Elias Zouros know, he took the decision due to personal problems (sick girlfriend), after his requests for a leave of absence, for some days,were all rejected.

His departure from the Greece NT had already been rumoured weeks ago, until the player gave an interview saying he was always in the team’s service.

Nevertheless he decided to quit today, adding his name to a long list of absentees for the Greeks, who will have to deploy a limited squad in Eurobasket.

The Greek Basketball Federation is expected to ban the player from all competitions for two months, like they did with Mavrokefalides.

Editor’s note: As stated by Zouros on Greek Basketball Federation Website, Schortsianitis never asked for a leave of absence, but he quit the team despite Zouros trying to talk him out of his decision.