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Monday, August 9, 2010

Sam Van Rossom could play next season for CAI Zaragoza

According to the Belgian media, Sam Van Rossom could have reached an agreement with CAI Zaragoza to play in the Spanish team next season. The 24-year-old Belgian guard would land in the recently promoted ACB team after playing last season for Scavolini Pesaro, where he averaged 8.6 points and 2.3 rebounds per game, on loan from Armani Jeans Milano.

SOURCE: Sport.be

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Matías Nocedal will play next season for Fileni Jesi

As expected, Matías Nocedal will play next season in the Italian LegaDue. Fileni Jesi has reached an agreement with Caja Laboral for the 20-year-old Argentinian guard, who will be loaned to the Italian team. Last season, Nocedal played for Aguas de Sousas Ourense in the Spanish LEB Oro, also on loan, averaging 6.2 points and 1.8 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: LegaDue

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Pepinster signs Dimitri Jorssen

Dimitri Jorssen is back to Pepinster for the fourth time in his career. The Belgian club has officially announced the signing of the 31-year-old center, who played last season for Optima Gent. Jorssen, who was a member of Pepinster during the 96-97, 01-02 and 07-08 seasons, averaged 8.7 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in the last Belgian league.

SOURCE: RBC Verviers-Pepinster

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KK Siroki signs Fran Pilepic to a three-year contract

Fran Pilepic will make his debut in the Adriatic League next season. KK Siroki has signed the 21-year-old Croatian guard to a three-year contract. Pilepic arrives to the Bosnian team after playing last season for Svjetlost Slavonski Brod, where he averaged 15.9 points and 2.8 rebounds per game in the Croatian A1 league. Siroki has also extended the contract of veteran 35-year-old center Ivan Grgat to another season.

SOURCE: Hercegovina.info

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AEK Athens, also interested in Nikos Papanikolopoulos, doesn't want to get rid of Lamont Mack

Despite the rumors about a possible agreement between Lamont Mack and Kavala, the current team of the 23-year-old American guard, AEK Athens, doesn't want to lose him. Mack is under contract until 2011 with the Greek team, which is interested in Nikos Papanikolopoulos, from Peristeri. The 31-year-old guard is also on the radar of Iraklis for the next season.

SOURCES: Basketnet, Basketnet

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Cimberio Varese signs Dwayne Collins

It's official. As expected, Cimberio Varese has announced the signing of Dwayne Collins for the next season. The 22-year-old American forward will start his professional career in Italy after four seasons in the University of Miami, where he averaged 12.0 points and 7.8 rebounds per game in his senior year. Collins was also selected with the 60th overall pick in the last NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns.

SOURCE: Pallacanestro Varese

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Baloncesto Fuenlabrada and Lubos Barton reach a one-year agreement

Lubos Barton has admitted that he will play next season for Baloncesto Fuenlabrada. The 30-year-old Czech forward has agreed to a one-year deal, with an option to an extra year, with the Spanish team. Barton was a free agent after being released weeks ago by Regal Barcelona, where he was playing since 2008. In the last ACB league, Barton only played 6 games due to an Achilles tendon injury.

SOURCE: Basketmag

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BK Ventspils signs Ingus Bankevics

BK Ventspils has officially announced a new player for the next season. The Latvian team has signed Ingus Bankevics to a one-year contract. The 25-year-old forward, member of the Latvian national team, arrives to Ventspils after playing last season for VEF Riga, where he averaged 11.9 points and 1.5 rebounds in the last Baltic League.

SOURCE: BK Ventspils

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PAOK Thessaloniki, interested in Miroslav Rajcevic

Miroslav Rajcevic is in talks with Kavala to extend his contract, but another team could be targeting the 29-year-old Serbian-Greek center for the next season. PAOK Thessaloniki could decide to make an offer to Rajcevic, who averaged 9.5 points and 4.1 rebounds per game in the last A1 league.

SOURCE: Basketblog

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Besiktas, Cholet, Vanoli Cremona and CB Granada could be interested in Luke Jackson

According to his agency, Luke Jackson has offers to continue his career in Europe. The 28-year-old American forward would have attracted the interest from Besiktas, Cholet, Vanoli Cremona and CB Granada for the next season. Jackson played recently in Italy for Carife Ferrara, where he averaged 15.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game in the Lega A.

SOURCE: BJK Basket

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Zach Morley will play next season for BC Budivelnyk

Josep Maria Berrocal, new head coach of BC Budivelnyk, confirmed in an interview that Zach Morley will be the first foreign signing of the Ukrainian team next season. The 27-year-old American forward has played during his entire professional career in Spain, averaging 14.9 points and 5.9 rebounds per game in the last LEB Oro for Autocid Ford Burgos.

SOURCE: El Punt

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Iraklis, also interested in Georgios Georgakis and Vasilis Angelakopoulos

More player on the radar of Iraklis. Besides the interest for Savvas Iliadis and Nikos Papanikolopoulos, the Greek club is also targeting the young 18-year-old center Georgios Georgakis, from Mas Mantoulidis (though he played last season on loan for the youth team of Iraklis) and the 30-year-old forward Vasilis Angelakopoulos, who played last season for Kavala.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Dnipro-AZOT signs Grigori Khizhnyak

Grigori Khizhnyak will continue his long career in Dnipro-AZOT. The veteran 36-year-old center was signed by the Ukrainian team to become a player, and also an assistant for the coach Igor Chigrinov, as the former team of Khizhnyak, BC Budivelnyk, has announced. Khizhnyak averaged 2.8 points and 2.9 rebounds per game last season.

SOURCE: BC Budivelnyk

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AZS Koszalin signs Tomasz Snieg

One of the most promising prospects in Poland will continue his career in AZS Koszalin. Tomasz Snieg was signed by the Polish team after playing since 2007 for Polonia 2011 Warszawa, where he averaged 12.4 points and 2.7 rebounds per game in the last PLK. Snieg is a former member of the U20 national team.

SOURCE: Polski Kosz

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PAOK Thessaloniki, interested in Rashad Wright

Rashad Wright, a free agent after being released by Alba Berlin, could be back to Greece. The 28-year-old American guard, who played during the 2004-05 season for Panionios, is on the radar of PAOK Thessaloniki, which could start soon the negotiations to land him. Wright averaged 9.8 points and 3.1 assists per game in the last BBL for Alba Berlin.

SOURCE: Basketblog

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Iraklis, interested in Nikos Papanikolopoulos

The recently promoted team Iraklis keeps tracking the market for the upcoming season. The Greek team is now interestedin Nikos Papanikolopoulos, and the contacts with the 31-year-old guard could start soon. Papanikolopoulos played last season for Peristeri, averaging 7.6 points and 1.7 rebounds per game in the Greek A1 league.

SOURCE: Basketblog

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Bayern Munich, close to sign Steffen Hamann

Steffen Hamann could join the ambitious project of Bayern Munich. The German Pro A team is close to sign the 29-year-old guard to a two-year contract. Hamann, member of the German national team, is a free agent after being released by Alba Berlin a week ago, where he was playing since 2008, averaging 4.5 points and 1.8 assists per game last season.

SOURCE: Berliner Morgenpost

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Assignia Manresa signs Álex Hernández to a four-year contract

As expected, Álex Hernández is a new member of Assignia Manresa, after being signed to a four-year contract. The Spanish club has reached an agreement with Regal Barcelona for the transfer of the 20-year-old guard, who played last season for CB Cornellà. Regal Barcelona, though, will have an option to recall Hernández at the end of each one of the three next seasons.

SOURCES: Bàsquet Manresa, FC Barcelona

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Dinamo Sassari signs Othello Hunter

Othello Hunter will continue his career in Europe. Dinamo Sassari has officially announced the signing of the 24-year-old American forward for the next season. The former player of the Atlanta Hawks arrives to the Italian team after finishing last season in Greece, averaging 10.6 points and 8.0 rebounds per game for Ilisiakos in the A1 league.

SOURCE: Dinamo Basket (.pdf)

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BC Odessa signs Jamison Brewer

Jamison Brewer is back to Europe. BC Odessa has signed the 29-year-old American guard for the next season. Brewer, a former NBA player, arrives from the Brazilian league, where he averaged 14.8 points and 4.9 assists per game for Pinheiros. Brewer also played in Europe for Dexia Mons at the end of the 2006-07 season.

SOURCE: Court-Side

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Alba Berlin, close to sign Vladimir Dasic

After an unsuccessful season in Spain, Vladimir Dasic could continue his career in Germany. According to the head coach Luka Pavicevic, Alba Berlin is very interested in landing the 22-year-old Montenegrin forward, a free agent after being recently released by Real Madrid. Dasic also played four games on loan for Gran Canaria 2014 before being suspended due to disciplinary reasons.

SOURCE: Vijesti

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Lagun Aro GBC signs Nikoloz Tskitishvili

As expected, Nikoloz Tskitishvili will play next season for Lagun Aro GBC. The Spanish club has officially announced the signing of the 27-year-old Georgian forward for the next season. The former NBA player arrives to his new team after two seasons in Baloncesto Fuenlabrada, where he averaged 7.7 points and 2.7 rebounds per game in the last ACB league.

SOURCE: Gipuzkoa Basket Club

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Armani Jeans Milano, interested in Mike Wilkinson

Mike Wilkinson is the main target to complete the roster of Armani Jeans Milano. The 28-year-old American-Macedonian forward is on the radar of the Italian team after playing last season in Turkey for Galatasaray, where he averaged 13.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game in the TBL.

SOURCE: La Prealpina (.pdf)

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Banca Tercas Teramo, close to sign Ivan Zoroski

Banca Tercas Teramos has the substitute of Giuseppe Poeta, who will play for Virtus Bologna. The Italian team is close to sign Ivan Zoroski, a 31-year-old Serbian guard. Zoroski would land in Teramo after three seasons in Panionios, where he averaged 8.5 points and 2.2 assists per game in the last Greek A1 league.

SOURCE: Corriere dello Sport (.pdf)

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Hapoel Jerusalem signs Will Solomon

As expected, Will Solomon is back to Hapoel Jerusalem. The 32-year-old American guard, a free agent after being released by Fenerbahce last November, was signed by the Israeli team for the upcoming season. This will be the second stint of Solomon in Hapoel, where he played during the 2003-04 season, helping his new team to win the ULEB Cup.

SOURCE: One

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Obras Sanitarias reaches one-year agreement with Juan Pedro Gutiérrez

As expected, Juan Pedro "Juampi" Gutiérrez will be back to Obras Sanitarias next season after six seasons in Spain. The 26-year-old center has agreed to a one-year deal with the Argentinian team, where he played until moving to CB Granada in 2004. Gutiérrez leaves the Spanish club after averaging 5.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per game in the last ACB league.

SOURCE: Tirando al Aro

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Kavala, close to sign Lamont Mack

Despite having another year of contract with AEK Athens, Lamont Mack is close to become a new member of Kavala, after reaching to an agreement with the Greek team. The 23-year-old American forward will continue his career in Greece where he landed last season in his first year as a professional, averaging 8.6 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Basketblog

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Unicaja could sign Hrvoje Peric today

Hrvoje Peric could become a new member of Unicaja today. The Spanish team expects to close the signing of the 24-year-old Croatian forward after reaching to a €200.000 agreement with his current club, KK Zadar, where he averaged 11.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in the last Adriatic League.

SOURCE: Sur

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Juventud Sionista signs Diego Osella, who won't finally retire

Despite announcing his retirement weeks ago, Diego Osella will continue one more year playing as a professional in the Argentinian LNB. The veteran 40-year-old center, who has played 1.041 games in his 22 years as a professional, was signed by Juventud Sionista for the next season. Osella was a free agent after being released by Atenas de Córdoba, where he averaged 4.7 points and 3.2 rebounds per game last season.

SOURCE: La Mañana de Córdoba

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Nedzad Sinanovic will play next season for CB Granada

As expected, Nedzad Sinanovic will play next season in the ACB league as a member of CB Granada. The Spanish team has reached to an agreement to land the 27-year-old Bosnian-Spanish center, who played last season in the affiliated team of Unicaja, Clínicas Rincón, where he averaged 13.5 points and 9.1 rebounds per game in the LEB Oro.

SOURCE: Ideal

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Ikaros Esperos, interested in Lazaros Agadakos

Ikaros Esperos is looking for an alternative for Robert Vaden, who is still considering the last offer from the Greek team. The main candidate for Ikaros could be Lazaros Agadakos, who finished last season in Peristeri. The 30-year-old forward played 10 games in the last Greek A1, where he averaged 2.4 points and 2.2 rebounds.

SOURCE: Basketblog

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