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Barça Regal have moved for Loukas Mavrokefalides to replace the injured Nathan Jawai for the rest of this season. The Greek player has signed a deal with the Club until the end of this season and once he has got through the medical, it’s hoped he will be available for the weekend’s game against Unicaja. Mavrokefalides is 2,08 tall and 28years old and comes to Barça from Spartak Sant Petersburg, who have been eliminated from the play offs for the Russian league title.

Mavrokefalides averaged 14,5 points and 5,3 rebounds in the Eurocup this season, with a 54% success rate in two pointers and 76,2% for three pointers, with an overall valuation of 15,2 – all of which led to him being chosen as part of the competition’s second five team, alongside ex-Barça man Chuck Eidson. He was also the MVP of the second week of games of the Last 16 after scoring 29 points and claiming 8 rebounds.

Experience in Spanish league

Mavrokefalides began his professional career at PAOK in Greece, where he played from 2001 to 2006. He then signed for the Italian team Lottomatica de Roma, but was transferred mid-season to València Basket, where he played 14 games in the regular season and play offs.

From2007 to 2011 he played for Olympiacos, with one season out on loan to Maroussi. He played for Olympiacos against Barça Regal in the 2010 Euroleague final in Paris, when Xavi Pascual’s team won 86-68.

Two years at Spartak Sant Petersburg

Mavrokefalides has been at Spartak Sant Petersburg in Russia for the last two seasons and was one of Jure Zdovc’s most used players. He’s now starting a new adventure under Xavi Pascual as he tries to help the team take the Lliga Endesa title.

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