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Koufos shines on the brightest stage

Originally Published: November 22, 2007
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Ohio State coach Thad Matta had no idea how 7-foot freshman forward Kosta Koufos would handle the New York stage.

Panagiotis Giannakis and Nikos Kerameas did.

Giannakis, the current Greek national team coach, and Kerameas, last summer's 18-and-under Greek coach, know all about Koufos facing pressure situations.

Koufos was the spry American kid with a Greek mother who took home MVP honors as he led the Greek team to a silver medal in the European ...

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