One day after the deal with Dejan Radonjic was officialized, Panathinaikos Athens started to bolster their roster. The Greens’ first move ahead of next season is Paris Lee, the American point guard who last played for AS Monaco.
The two sides came to an agreement for the next two years last May, around the time the EuroLeague Final Four was being held in Belgrade. Per the press release: “Panathinaikos OPAP has signed Paris Lee (27, 1.83 meters) for the next 2 years.
Paris Lee is a basketball player, born on April 20, 1995 in Illinois, USA. He is a point guard who last played for AS Monaco. He played college basketball for Illinois State University. A 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) point guard, Lee was named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year as a senior in the 2016–17 season. Lee started his professional career with Antwerp Giants in Belgium in 2017. Lee had a successful season in 2018–19 as he reached the Basketball Champions League Final Four with Antwerp. Individually, he was named to the All-Champions League Second Team and was named the Pro Basketball League MVP.
On June 29, 2019, Lee signed a two-year contract with Brose Bamberg of the German Basketball Bundesliga. He followed his Antwerp coach Roel Moors, who signed with Bamberg earlier. Lee averaged 8.4 points and 5.8 assists per game. He was released by the team on July 15, 2020. On July 15, 2020, he has signed with Orléans Loiret Basket of the French Jeep Elite. On July 14, 2021, Lee signed a one-year deal with AS Monaco, averaging 7.2 points in Euroleague and 11 points in the French championship.