Veteran Latvian player Janis Blums (191 cm) will be playing in Greece this 2014-15 season, penning a deal with Panathinaikos Athens (A1). The 32-year-old guard has been a member of the Latvian national team from 2002-09, 2011-12, and again this 2014. Janis spent his 2013-14 season playing for BC Astana (Kazakhstan-D1). During the team’s run in the VTB United league Blums was able to play in 19 games and he delivered averages of 10.5 ppg and 1.7 rpg, while shooting a solid 42.6% from beyond the three-point arc. He logged a dozen games in the domestic Kazakhstani D1 and there he posted averages of 12.0 ppg and 2.9 rpg with 44.9% accuracy from downtown.