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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Panathinaikos could be close to land Sofoklis Schortsanitis

Sofoklis Schortsanitis and Panathinaikos have already reached to an agreement, and now Zeljko Obradovic, coach of the Greek team, will have the final word to sign the 25-year-old center, who has played since 2005 for Olympiakos. If the Serbian coach finally wants Schortsanitis in the team, the deal could be signed soon.

SOURCE: Basketblog

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Vangelis Alexandris, first candidate to coach Iraklis

Iraklis is looking for a new head coach to replace Leuterios Kakiousis. The main candidate is Vangelis Alexandris, who finished last season in Kavala, helping his team to stay one more season in the Greek A1 league. The 51-year-old coach has also worked from the other two top teams based in Thessaloniki, PAOK and Aris, during his career.

SOURCE: Athilika Nea

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Ferro-ZNTU signs Christian Burns and Keddric Mays

Ferro-ZNTU has signed two players. Christian Burns and Keddric Mays are the new acquisitions of the Ukrainian team for the next season. Burns, a 24-year-old American forward, arrives to his new team after playing last season in Germany for Ratiopharm Ulm. Mays, a 25-year-old American guard, was the top scorer of Znicz Jaroslaw during the last Polish league.

SOURCE: iSport

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Maccabi Rishon LeZion signs Raymar Morgan

Maccabi Rishon LeZion has landed a new import player. The Israeli team has signed Raymar Morgan, a 22-year-old American forward from the University of Michigan State. Morgan arrives to his new team after averaging 11.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game in his senior year with the Spartans.

SOURCE: One

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Armani Jeans Milano signs Gabriele Ganeto

Armani Jeans Milano has officially announced a new acquisition. The Italian team has signed Gabriele Ganeto to a multi-year contract. The 23-year-old forward arrives to Milano from the LegaDue, where he averaged last season 11.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game for Miro Radici Finance Vigevano.

SOURCE: Olimpia Milano

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Enel Brindisi signs Eric Williams

As expected, Eric Williams will play for Enel Brindisi next season. The recently promoted team has announced the signing of the the 26-year-old American center. Williams averaged 13.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game in the last Lega A, playing for Scavolini Pesaro.

SOURCE: New Basket Brindisi

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SLUC Nancy signs Kenny Grant to a one-year contract

Kenny Grant will move to France next season. The 28-year-old American guard was signed by SLUC Nancy to a one-year contract, with an option for an extra year. Grant arrives from the current Swedish champion, the Norrköping Dragons, where he averaged 10.7 points and 5.8 rebounds per game in the last Basketligan.

SOURCES: DN, Catch and Shoot

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BC Hoverla signs Eric Coleman and Dante Swanson

BC Hoverla has signed two new players for the next season, according to their agency. The Ukrainian team has reached to an agreement with the 24-year-old American center Eric Coleman, who played last season in the Spanish LEB Oro for Leche Río Breogán, and the 29-year-old American guard Dante Swanson, who has been a member of the Polish team AZS Koszalin since 2007.

SOURCE: iSport

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Blancos de Rueda Valladolid signs Maxi Stanic to a one-year contract

As expected, Blancos de Rueda Valladolid has officially announced the signing of Maxi Stanic to a one-year contract. The 31-year-old Argentinian-Italian guard arrives to his new team after playing last season for Xacobeo Blu:Sens, averaging 7.4 points and 5.2 assists per game in the ACB league.

SOURCE: CB Valladolid

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Bizkaia Bilbao Basket signs Axel Hervelle to a three-year contract

As expected, Bizkaia Bilbao Basket has officially announced the signing of Axel Hervelle to a three-year contract. The 27-year-old Belgian forward has agreed to terminate his contract with Real Madrid, and will return to the team he was loaned to last season, averaging 7.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game in the ACB league.

SOURCE: Bilbao Basket

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Enisey Krasnoyask signs Lonny Baxter to a one-year contract

Lonny Baxter will continue his career in Russia. The 31-year-old American forward was signed to a one-year contract by Enisey Krasnoyarsk. Baxter arrives to his new club from Besiktas Cola Turka, where he averaged 17.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game in the last TBL.

SOURCE: Enisey Basket

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Poitiers signs Carl Ona Embo to a one-year contract

As expected, Carl Ona Embo will play next season for Poitiers. The French team has signed the 21-year-old guard to a one-year contract. Ona Embo is back to France after playing during the last three seasons for Angelico Biella (though he was sent off of loan to Beirasar Rosalía in the 2008-09 season). In the last Lega A, Ona Embo averaged 4.0 points and 1.1 assists per game.

SOURCE: Basketnews

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Panathinaikos and three Spanish teams, interested in Linos Chrysikopoulos

One of the most interesting Greek prospects is attracting the interest of several teams. Panathinaikos and three Spanish teams are reported to have Linos Chrysikopoulos on the radar. The 17-year-old forward of Aris Thessaloniki is currently averaging 17.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game in the U20 European Championship.

SOURCE: Athilika Nea

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Unicaja could have ruled out to sign Martynas Gecevicius

The arrival of Martynas Gecevicius to Unicaja is getting less likely every day. The Spanish team could have decided to look definitely for other candidates, due to the economic demands of the current team of the 22-year-old Lithuanian guard, Lietuvos Rytas. Unicaja would be already tracking the NBA market for a new shooting guard, besides the options of Uros Tripkovic and Kennedy Winston.

SOURCE: Málaga Hoy

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Asefa Estudiantes signs Josh Asselin

As expected, Josh Asselin will continue his career in Asefa Estudiantes. The Spanish team has signed the 31-year-old American center, with Dominican passport, for the next season. Asselin arrives to his new team after finishing last season in CB Murcia, averaging 7.9 points and 6.0 rebounds per game in the ACB league.

SOURCE: Solobasket

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Rasho Nesterovic, back to Europe to play for Olympiakos

Rasho Nesterovic is back to Europe. The 34-year-old Slovenian center, with Greek passport has reached to an agreement to play for Olympiakos next season. Nesterovic was playing in the NBA since 1999, averaging 3.9 points and 2.1 rebounds per game last season for the Toronto Raptors. This will be the second stint of Nesterovic in Greece, after playing from 1993 to 1995 for PAOK Thessaloniki.

SOURCE: Red Planet

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