International School of Bucharest (Romania)
As a Sophomore (2020-21): Season did not count towards eligibility due to COVID-19 pandemic … Played in four games, all against conference foes … Finished the year with one rebound in seven minutes of action … Took classes remotely from Romania during the fall and returned to Miami in January, rejoining the team in advance of its win over No. 16/18 Louisville (1/6/21) … Made his season debut at No. 16 Florida State (1/27) … Also earned playing time versus Georgia Tech (2/20) and No. 11/9 Florida State (2/24), as well as on the road against the reigning national champion, No. 21/20 Virginia (3/1).
As a Freshman (2019-20): Joined the team as a walk-on … Appeared in seven games, including five in ACC play … Totaled three rebounds and one steal in 14 minutes of action … Made his Miami debut against Quinnipiac (11/16) … Grabbed two rebounds versus Coppin State (12/21) … Played a season-high six minutes at North Carolina (1/25) and recorded his first steal … Pulled down a rebound at eighth-ranked Florida State (2/8).
High School: Graduated from the International School of Bucharest in Romania … Played for Ka Sam Basketball Club … Aided his team to a third-place finish in the Romanian Basketball Federation tournament in 2019 … Ranked as a top-five player in the league after averaging 23 points, 12 rebounds and four assists per game … Helped his team finish second in 2018 after tallying 20 points, 11 boards and five assists per contest … Finished in fourth place in Romania in 2017 and took second in 2016 … Competed in national and international fencing tournaments, including winning the Romanian U16 title in 2017 and U17 crown in 2018, as well as the Greek U20 championship in 2018 … High school prefect and high honors receipt for his academic success.
Personal: Full name is Filippos Gkogkos … Name is pronounced Fill-EEP-Ose GO-Gose … Goes by Filip … Born June 16, 2001 … Parents are Anargyros Gkogkos and Theano Milla … Father is a business executive and mother owns a company … Has an older brother, Alexandros … Double-majoring in business analytics and finance, with a minor in political economy business … Favorite athlete is LeBron James because of his athletic ability, accomplishments, community involvement and personality … Best sports memory is winning the Romanian national title in 2015, the year before starting high school … Chose Miami because of its great business school, receiving an academic scholarship and the opportunities the University provides … Also considered attending Drexel, Hofstra, North Carolina and San Diego.