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[CHICAGO, IL] As the NHIBT gets set to tip off it’s 93rd annual tournament March 30-April 2 in Chicago, we take a look at local boys high school hoops. It’s been a solid year for Greeks on the local prep level. NHIBT brackets will be stacked for the foreseeable future.

Did we miss anyone? Let us know on the NHIBT facebook page. We’re up to 24 and counting. We’re mostly familiar with the Chicago-Northwest Indiana region but please do send note of kids outside the NHIBT geographic area  

L-R in image: Hadjistamoulou, A. Vassilakis, Sotos, Giannoulias

Alex Georgakas, SR., Prospect

Chris Arvanidis, SOPH., Rolling Meadows

Athan Berchos, SOPH., Andrew

Jacob Diamantos, SR., Downers Grove South

Alex Engro, SR., Loyola Academy

Owen Giannoulias, JR, Glenbrook North

Matt Hatzapoulos, Lockport

Enestis Hadjistamoulou, SOPH., Glenbrook South

Tony Illiopoulos, Sr., Palatine

Ethan Kakavetsis, Rolling Meadows

Evan Kanelos, SR., New Trier. All-Conference selection. Advanced downstate

Dimitri Karamagianis, Sandburg

Harper Krolak, JR., St. Patrick’s H.S.

Panayiotis Malamis, SR., York

Brandyn Michaels, SOPH., St. Viator

John Nikitas, Lake Forest

Joey Pantazis, JR., Niles West

Jonathan Pappas, SR., North Shore Country Day

Panayiotis Sotos, FR., Maine South

Pavlos Stamatopoulos, SR., Niles West

Drew Terpins, JR., Prospect

John Vassilakas, Lockport

Adoni Vassilakis, FR., Marist

Tim Vlahos, SR., Lyons Township



Conte Stamas, Head Coach, Brother Rice


The 2023 NHIBT is scheduled for March 30-April 2 in Chicago. Roster deadlines are fast approaching. The committee can also place “free agents” on various teams. See home page for more information.

Girls varsity report in the coming few days.

(01/09/2023; CHICAGO, IL USA) The National Hellenic Invitational Basketball Tournament today released brackets, rules and regulations, and roster and waiver forms for the various divisions of play in the Junior Tournament, to be held January 13-15, 2023 in the greater Chicagoland area.

2023 JR NHI Rules + Regulations 2023 NHIBT - 3 - 4 Division 2023 NHIBT - 5 - 6 Division 2023 NHIBT - 1-2 Division 1 2023 NHIBT - 3 - 6 Girls Division
2023 NHIBT - 1-2 Division 2


For more information contact Frank Korbos 708.691.8500

NHIBT mission: Promote, Support, Preserve Hellenism Through Competition and Fellowship


(CHICAGO, IL, USA; WEDS DEC 28, 2022): The National Hellenic Invitational Basketball Tournament – America’s oldest and biggest Greek basketball tournament – will be hosting its annual Junior Division tournament on the weekend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, January 13 to 15, 2023. Deadline to register is January 4, 2023.

Games will be held at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Palos Hills, St. Nicholas GO Church in Oak Lawn, and other parish locations throughout Chicagoland, as needed.  Fee schedules in PDF image.

The Junior Division Tournament has been growing in popularity in recent years and in early 2022 fielded a record number of teams and players. With that, NHIBT officials request parents, parishioners and coaches to begin the process of registration at the earliest their schedules allow.

Inquiries to Frank Korbos 708.691.8500

NHIBT mission: Promote, Support, Preserve Hellenism Through Competition and Fellowship