According to sdna.gr sources, Connecticut assistant coach Karl Hobbs has travelled to Athens to watch the talented 17-year-old Panathinaikos center in action with Panathinaikos under 18 and under 22 teams.
Connecticut though are not the only American Basketball College which are interested in Papagiannis as four more NCAA teams have expressed their interest for his services, sdna.gr has learned.
Kentucky, Arizona, St John’s and Temple are among the NCAA Basketball teams interested in Papagiannis.
Although the Greek 17-year-old center is flattered by this interest, he remains unsure over his future. Papagiannis is very happy at Panathinaikos with his five-year verbal agreement but on the other hand the future in the USA looks bright ahead.
The American Basketball Colleges are very keen to land the talented Panathinaikos center and they can offer him the chance to get ready for the NBA drafts.