William ‘Bean’ Hatcher is a former standout guard at Carman-Ainsworth High School and in college at Miami (Ohio). He has played professionally in the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Germany and Israel. This year, he signed with PAOK in Greece. He has written about his professional experiences overseas in the past on his website and he has agreed to send ‘athlete diary‘ updates to BallinMichigan.com this season as well. For more on Hatcher, check out his website, his YouTube channel and follow him on Twitter.
Any professional, college or high school athletes interested in writing diary posts for BallinMichigan should email patrickhayes13(at)gmail(dot)com.
Hello World!!! It’s been a while since I connected with you guys, but I’m back and ready to start a new season. I promise I will be more informative this year and plan on updating my website with pictures and blogs every week. Well let’s get to it ….
This year I will be playing in the A1 division in Greece. My team name is PAOK located in the 2nd largest city in Greece (behind Athens) Thessaloniki. If you’re like me, and you don’t know much about Greek sports, then you probably have no idea of what PAOK is all about. Let me tell you, PAOK is one of the most famous organizations in Greece. Their fans are AMAZING to say the least. If you Google or YouTube search PAOK Fans, you will see exactly what I’m talking about. (I’ll save the details on that for another blog)
So far everything has been great here in Greece. We have been practicing for quite some time and playing some friendly pre-season games to get ready for the season. Our team is shaping up nicely, as we get to know each other and gel together on the court. I’m extremely excited about what this season could hold for us, I can’t wait to kick off our first game and get going!!! Well that’s all for now. I’ll have more for you guys as the season goes on, check back weekly for pictures and blogs to keep up with me and what’s going on over here. Feel free to check out our website (though its not in English). Until next time….Stay Blessed!!!