The Iowa Lakes Community College head men’s basketball coach Troy Larson announced the signing of Makris “Bill” Vasileios. He will be joining the Laker basketball program this fall.
Vasileios, a 6-foot-7-inch forward from Greece is a transfer from NCAA Division II University of Sioux Falls.
“Bill will provide us a strong physical presence on the floor coming in with a college ready body,” Larson commented. “He has a very good understanding of college basketball having played at the University of Sioux Falls. This understanding will help him immediately at Iowa Lakes.”
During his final season in Greece, Vasileios played for Aiolos Trikalon Under -18 team averaging 23 points a contest while grabbing 8 rebounds per game as well.
“Bill is a great young man, who is a strong student, and has a desire to become a better basketball player,” Larson said. “All of these traits are what we look for in student athletes in the men’s basketball program. We are thrilled to add him to the mix.”
Makris is the son of Themis and Vaia Vasileios.
Iowa Lakes Men’s basketball is coming off an outstanding 2012 – 2013 in which the Lakers won the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) regular season title for the first time in school history. The Lakers also won the Region 11 championship resulting in Iowa Lakes 4th national tournament appearance. The Lakers are coached by Troy Larson, who is entering his 7th year at Iowa Lakes with an overall record of 122 – 67. Iowa Lakes returns four players from the 2012 – 2013 team.