Is Sofoklis Schortsanitis Coming to America?
As a Greek, I was as excited as I’d been in a while when I first heard of a promising prospect going by the name of Sophocles Schortsianides (or, as you’ve probably seen it rendered, “Sofoklis Schortsanitis”) shortly prior to the 2003 draft. Happy as we were to see him drafted by the Clippers early in the second round, my hoummos-eating homies and I were beginning to wonder why it had been nearly three years without any indication that L.A. were planning on bringing him stateside.
Having heard reports that he’d lost his work ethic and gained a few unnecessary pounds, I was worried that we might never see the hulking Hellene make it to the league, but today’s report from the Clipper camp has quelled my concerns.
The Clippers selected Schortsanitis after choosing Chris Kaman with their No. 1 pick (sixth overall) in the 2003 draft.
Baylor last week said the Clippers, who have two second-round picks, would consider bringing Schortsanitis, 21, to the NBA next season.