Greek champ Panathinaikos Athens announced on Friday afternoon a one-year deal with big man Esteban Batista for the upcoming season. Batista (2.08 meters, 30 years old) arrives from Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir, where last season he was a starter and averaged 17.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.3 steals in 16 Eurocup games. Batista led all players in index rating during the Last 32 (163) and ranked second in 2-pointers made both in the regular season and the Last 32. This will be Batista’s sixth Turkish Airlines Euroleague appearance, as previously he had played with Maccabi Tel Aviv from 2007 to 2009, in Baskonia in 2010-11 and Anadolu Efes Istanbul from 2011 to 2013. He arrived in Izmir last summer and went on to win the Turkish National Cup.