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Drafted by Phoenix Suns in Round 1, pick 25
Born in Sukhumi, Georgia, now a naturalized Greek citizen
His native Georgian last name is Tsakalov
AEK won the National Greek Cup this past season
He averaged 9.2 pts, 7.0 rebs and 2.0 blocks in 26 minutes per game
Shot .593 from the field and .553 from the line
Starting center for the Greek National Team
This is his fourth season playing for AEK
Will be the second Georgian drafted into the NBA. Sonics center Vladimir Stepania (first round – 1998) is a native of Georgia as well
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