Olympiacos Piraeus announced on Wednesday a contract extension of guard Thomas Walkup, which will keep the two sides together until the end of the 2026-27 season. Walkup (1.93 meters, 30 years old) leads the league in steals (1.9 spg.) and ranks fourth in assists (5.8 apg.) this season. That's in addition to averaging 8.2 points and 2.8 rebounds this campaign, his fifth in the competition, during which he has helped his team enter regular-season finale in a share of league's best record.
The signing of Walkup is second contract extension for Olympiacos in as many days, after penning his backcourt teammate Shaquielle McKissic to a new deal on Tuesday.
Walkup made his EuroLeague debut with Zalgiris in the 2018-19 season, and has spent three seasons there before joining Olympiacos in the summer of 2021. During his time in Piraeus, Walkup has started in all 70 of his appearances for the Reds, and has helped them reach the 2022 EuroLeague Final Four. He averages 7.4 points, 4.1 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 166 career games in the competition.
Walkup also won Greek League and Greek Cup titles last season, and Greek Cup earlier this year with Olympiacos, and three Lithuanian League titles with Zalgiris. He has made his professional debut with Windy City in the G-League, before coming over to Europe and spending a season with Ludwigsburg in Germany.