Othello Hunter (203 cm, Ohio State’08) has signed for Greek A1 giant Olympiacos (Euroleague) next season after wrapping this campaign with Montepaschi Siena in Italy’s Serie A. The Liberian-American has been tracked by Panathinaikos in recent weeks, but it seems he has opted to join bitter rivals Olympiacos instead. Hunter will join the roster at the Pireus club after British centre Pops Mensah-Bonsu failed a medical with The Reds yesterday.
Othello Hunter joined with Montepaschi Siena at the start of the 2013/2014 and was a focal point in the team reaching yet another Serie A finales series. It was not to be an eighth successive title for the club though as Montepaschi slipped to Milan in the series. Othello Hunter played 41 league games this season and secured averages of 9.7 points and 6.7 rebounds.
The centre will now join the Olympiacos front court and will look to forge a partnership with Bryant Dunston during the 2014/2015 season. The 28-year old has previously played in China, Spain, and of course the NBA where he featured for the Atlanta Hawks.