LCSC men's basketball team signs wing Gianukakis
Community Colleges of Spokane wing Derek Gianukakis has signed a letter-of-intent to continue his basketball career at Lewis-Clark State College, Warrior men’s basketball coach Tim Walker has announced.
Gianukakis is a 6-foot-4 guard who averaged 10 points and 5.5 rebound this past season as a sophomore to help the Sasquatch to the Eastern Region title in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges. The team finished with a 20-8 mark.
Gianukakis, who is from Republic, Wash., recorded season highs of 24 points and 13 rebounds last season. He also recorded two games where he finished in double digits in both points and rebounds. He averaged 13 points per game in the NWAACC Tournament and shot 38 percent from the 3-point line last season.
“We are very excited to add Derek to our program,” Walker said. “He possesses all the tools we were looking for at his position. He rebounds the ball very well, shoots the ball well, and plays hard. Not to mention, he’s a great person. Derek will be a great representative of our program. We’re thrilled he chose Lewis-Clark State College.”
Gianukakis played his freshman season at North Idaho College.
At Republic High School, Gianukakis averaged 27 points per game and helped the Tigers to a third-place finish at the Washington State Class 2B Tournament. He also was selected the 2B Player of the Year in the state.
He comes from a strong basketball family as he has his older brother, Zach, led Republic to the Washington State B title in 2004. The team was coached by their father, John.