Team 2010-11: Panathinaikos (Greece-ESAKE)
Career: .Lake Howell High School (Winter Park, Florida-USA), University of Florida (USA-NCAA 2007-09), Panathinaikos (Greece-ESAKE, 2009-2011)
Nick Calathes is slowly but surely beginning to realise all of the potential he showed during his college career when he was a marquee player for the Florida Gators. He is learning at a rapid rate and with each passing month and tournament, he continues to have more of an impact.
He made his National Team debut two years ago at EuroBasket 2009 in Poland and since that time has not only played well at the FIBA World Championship but also played a big part in helping Panathinaikos lift the Euroleague title earlier this year. In fact, he was the key player of the weekend and shined most in the semi-final. This is further evidence that he does have the temperament and ability to be a big game player at the elite level.
Defensively he is excellent and while offensively he needs to work on his perimeter game, he is still only 22-years-old with time to continue evolving and eventually become a leader in years to come.