WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Greek forward Konstantinos Mitoglou has signed with Wake Forest to play basketball beginning with the 2014-15 season, head coach Danny Manning announced today.
"We are excited to welcome Dinos into the fold," said Manning. "He is a skilled big man who is just scratching the surface of his potential. He comes from a wonderful family, and he has been well-coached throughout his young career. We are looking forward to getting him on campus and integrating him into our team."
The 6-10, 225-pound Mitoglou (nicknamed "Dinos") is one of the top young players in Greece and will suit up for the country's U18 national team in this month's U18 European Championship July 24 through Aug. 3 in Konya, Turkey.
A native of Thessaloniki, Greece, Mitoglou played for Greece in the 2013 U18 European Championship. Mitoglou averaged 5.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game while shooting 49 percent from the field during the tournament.
A starter for Greece, Mitoglou led the team 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting with eight rebounds in an 85-65 win over the Czech Republic last year. He also pulled down 13 rebounds and dished out four assists in a 76-51 win over Ukraine.
Recently, Mitoglou was named MVP of the Cisternino Tournament after leading the Greek U18 squad to the championship with wins over Italy, Great Britain and Israel.
Mitoglou has also played for the Greek club Aris BC but decided to attend college before signing a professional contract. Mitoglou chose Wake Forest over Temple and Old Dominion.
Mitoglou, who turned 18 on June 11, joins guards Rondale Watson and Mitchell Wilbekin in the Demon Deacons' incoming freshman class.