Credit: AP - Scanpix
Credit AP - Scanpix

The newest addition of Panathinaikos OPAP Athens, Yogi Ferrell, has arrived in Athens today, giving his first thoughts about playing in Greece and being ready to storm the EuroLeague.

"I knew about the wonderful city and the history," Ferrell said. "I wanted to be part of the story. I decided to come here after talking to my agent. It is a high-level club. The EuroLeague is the best league outside of the NBA, and I wanted to be here.

Ferrel spent five seasons in the NBA and was a part of five NBA clubs: The Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Los Angeles Clippers. The 1.83 m guard believes his experience will be instrumental in Panathinaikos.

"I want to bring my passion and intelligence. I have played with very good players in the NBA, so I want to transfer my knowledge and passion to the floor. I talked to players who have played in the EuroLeague, and they told me about the team, that it is one of the best here."

Ferrell also mentioned being prepared to play in front of the passionate Greek fans and is ready to take on any role the team needs.

"I am ready! I have played in Indiana, which has some of the best fans in the US. I'm definitely ready. I will do whatever the team needs.

I will score, I will pass, I will play defense. Everything you need to win and win titles. I came here to win the EuroLeague. Wherever I play, I want to win titles."

Finally, he talked about Dimitris Priftis and whether he feels like a team leader.

"Coach welcomed me, he sent me some videos. I have always been a leader, and I want to set the right example. I will play as hard and as close to my potential as possible," Ferrell concluded.

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Free throws this season

83%
13,3
Points made: 13,3
Accuracy: 83,3%
Place in standings: 6
Record max: 25
Record min: 5
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