AEK Athens

Spaghetti Bolognese And Grilled Salmon With Sautéed Spinage With Jordan Theodore In Athens

Jordan Theodore is a 29 year old 182cm point guard from Englewood, New Jersey that is playing his seventh professional season and first with AEK Athens (Greece-A1). Last season he played for EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Italy-Serie A) playing 20 games averaging 10.4ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.9apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 48.9%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 75.0%; and played 23 Euroleague games averaging 11.6ppg, 2.0rpg, 4.3apg, FGP: 49.1%, 3PT: 29.4%, FT: 86.5%. In the 2016-2017 season he played with Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (Turkey-BSL) playimg 31 games: Score-3 (18.4ppg), 3.7rpg, Assists-1 (7.2apg), 1.2spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 35.8%, FT: 81.2%; In the BCL, he played 19 games: Score-4 (16.2ppg), 4.1rpg, Assists-1 (7.5apg), 1.2spg, FGP: 45.7%, 3PT: 29.7%, FT: 76.3% In the 2015-2016 season, he had his most successful season as a professional winning the FIBA Europe Cup with the Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt (Germany-BBL) playing 37 games: 14.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.7apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 46.0%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 83.1%; FIBA Europe Cup: 18 games: 14.4ppg, 3.4rpg, 4.6apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 47.0%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 90.2%. He started his basketball career in 2008 with Seton Hall (NCAA) where he played until 2012 127 NCAA games and as a playing a total of senior played 32 games averaging 16.0ppg, 3.1rpg, 6.6apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 41.2%, 3PT: 32.3%, FT: 82.7%. In 2012, he started his professional career with Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye (Turkey-TBL) playing 29 games averaging 15.8ppg, 3.6rpg, Assists-for Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi (Turkey-TBL) playing 27 games averaging 12.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 4.1apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 45.1%, 3PT: 29.7%, FT: 73.5%. In the 2014-2015 season he played for JL Bourg Basket (France-ProA, starting five )playing 17 games averaging 12.7ppg, 3.6rpg, Assists-2 (6.1apg), 1.4spg, FGP: 54.4%, 3PT: 21.6%, FT: 87.2%. He spoke to before a Eurocup game against Dijon where the American enjoyed a dish of Spaghetti Bolognese and grilled salmon with sauteed spinage in Athens.

Miles Schmidt-Scheuber and Jordan Theodore in Chalon, France after winning the 2016 Fiba Europe cup title



Michael Dixon(AEK Athens) My Passing Ability Will Become More Valuable As I Progress And Move Up As A Professional

Michael Dixon is a 25 year old 186cm guard that is playing his third professional season and first with AEK Athens (Greece-A1). He started his basketball career in 2009 with Missouri (NCAA) playing a total of 104 NCAA games. He transferred to Memphis (NCAA) and as a senior played 34 games: 11.8ppg, 2.2rpg, 2.4apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 46.9%, 3PT: 38.6%, FT: 84.4%. He started his professional basketball career in 2014 with Sigma Barcellona (Italy-A2 Gold), only pre-season, then moved to Dzukija Alytus (Lithuania-LKL): 15 games: 10.8ppg, 3.7rpg, 3.5apg, 2FGP: 39.6%, 3FGP: 41.1%, FT: 85.0%, in Dec.’14 signed at Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys (Lithuania-LKL): 23 games: Score-1(16.0ppg), 3.0rpg, 3.7apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 56.4%, 3PT: 38.1%, FT: 79.1%; Baltic League: 7 games: 13.4ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.9apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 56.1%, 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 85.7%. Last season he played with CEZ Basketball Nymburk (Czech Republic-NBL) playing  19 games: 14.5ppg, 2.8rpg, Assists-4(4.7apg), 1.4spg, FGP: 57.0%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 81.3%; FIBA Europe Cup: 11 games: 16.7ppg, 4.5rpg, 4.8apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 63.5%, 3PT: 35.2%, FT: 84.6%;: VTB League: 31 games: 14.4ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.6apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 39.8%, FT: 88.1%. He spoke to German Hoops before the Champions League game against the MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg in Ludwigsburg.

Michael welcome to Germany. Last season you played in the Czech Republic. Did you ever make a road trip to Germany or is this your first time here?

I played in a preseason tournament with Nymburk last season in Jena. I remember we lost to Braunschweig. The landscape is pretty similar to the Czech Republic. I couldn´t really see much since we had the normal routine of hotel and gym. I have learned that the BBL is very similar to the NBA and how it´s run. The teams in Germany have very nice logos and nice buses. A nice bus picked us up at the airport today. I also like how players get paid on time in Germany. That is why we play so we can get paid.