It looks as though Georgios Papagiannis will not be playing in college after all.
Though Kentucky appeared to be out of the running for the 2015 Greek big man, it now looks as though Papagiannis will be playing overseas for a pro team instead of in college, according to multiple media reports:
Georgios Papagiannis will stay in Greece & pursue a professional career, a source told Scout. N.C. State, Kentucky & St. John's were on him.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) July 8, 2015
Georgios Papagiannis will stay in Greece, source tells @SNYtv— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) July 8, 2015
Papagiannis, a 7'1" Greek center who is currently playing the U19 World Championships with Greece, is only 17 years old and is a possible future NBA Draft pick because of his size, shot blocking ability and rebounding.
Kentucky, NC State, Oregon and St. John's were the four schools showing interest in him, though the Cats reportedly weren't a realistic option for him.
Tough break for St. John's, Oregon & NC State— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) July 8, 2015