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Panionios announced the signing of 2013 NCAA champion Luke Hancock, who conquered the title in Louisville with Rick Pitino. The player ended his senior year averaging 12.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. He was cut by the Grizzlies' training camp. Sportando
Jon Diebler said this morning he has signed a one-year contract to play for Panionios in the Greek A1 League this season. The contract does not have an opt-out clause if the NBA lockout ends and the league goes back to work, he said. Diebler was a second-round selection by the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA draft in June. "I'm there for the year," Diebler said. "With the lockout, it put a twist on things. I'm definitely a guy who would benefit from a full (training) camp instead of a shortened one." Buckeye Xtra Sports
Diebler's agent, Lance Young, said Diebler's contract is for more than $100,000 and includes "up-front money." "Doing stuff to protect him was our main objective," Young said, "making sure when he gets there, he gets a little chunk of change once he passes his physical." While not revealing Diebler's salary, Young said it is worth "well over the $100,000 mark. Buckeye Xtra Sports
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