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Friday, August 13, 2010

BC Siauliai lands Ricky Harris

Ricky Harris is the new American guard of BC Siauliai. The Lithuanian club has officially announced his signing of the 23-year-old player, who will be the replacement of Derrick Low, landed by Maccabi Haifa. Harris starts his professional career in Lithuania after four seasons in the University of Massachusetts, where he averaged 19.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game during his senior year.

SOURCE: BC Siauliai

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Maroussi reaches an agreement with Zisis Sarikopoulos

Zisis Sarikopoulos is back to Greece. The 20-year-old center leaves his country in 2007 to play in the NCAA, where he played for the UAB, and for the University of Ohio State during the last two seasons. Sarikopoulos, who averaged 0.9 points and 1.4 rebounds per game last season, has reached a three-year agreement with Maroussi BC. The Greek team is also trying to sign Sotiris Karapostolou, who will probably leave Iraklis. the 31-year-old guard is also on the radar of Kavala.

SOURCES: Basketnet, Basketnet

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Orleans inks Troy Bell

Orleans has officially announced the signing of Troy Bell. The 29-year-old American guard will play next season for the French team after three years in different Italian teams. Bell, a former NBA player, averaged 14.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in the last Lega A for Vanoli Cremona.

SOURCE: Entente Orléanaise

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Los Angeles Lakers sign Derrick Caracter

Despite the rumors about the interest of several European teams to sign Derrick Caracter, the 22-year-old center will finally start his professional career in the NBA. The Los Angeles Lakers have officially announced the signing of Caracter, who was selected by the NBA franchise with the 58th overall pick in the last draft. Caracter averaged 14.1 points and 8.1 rebounds per game last season in his junior year with the University of Texas-El Paso

SOURCE: Insidehoops

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Aris Thessaloniki could bring back Mario Matalon

After playing last season in Israel for Hapoel Megido, Mario Matalon is back to Greece, and training with Aris Thessaloniki, his team until 2007. The 21-year-old guard, born in Thessaloniki, averaged 15.2 points, 4.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game in the Israeli National League, and could get a chance to stay in Aris. Sharon Drucker, the coach of the Greek team, is considering to recommend his signing.

SOURCE: Basketblog

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9 de Julio signs Bruno Zanotti

Bruno Zanotti is back to Argentina. Despite the interest of Regatas Corrientes to bring him back, the 27-year-old Paraguayan forward will play next season in the recently promoted team 9 de Julio de rio Tercero. Zanotti finished last season in Paraguay with Libertad, after leaving Regatas Corrientes on March.

SOURCE: 9Basquet

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Bremerhaven lands Sean Denison

Sean Denison will continue his career in Germany. Eisbären Bremerhaven has officially announced the signing of the 24-year-old Canadian center for the next season. Denison, arrives to his new team after starting his professional career last season with Tofas Bursa, where he averaged 12.2 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Schoenen Dunk

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CAI Zaragoza brings in Jorge Cano

Jorge Cano will have his first chance to play in the basketball elite after being signed by CAI Zaragoza for the next season, as the Spanish club has announced. The 19-year-old forward, former member of the U16 Spanish squad, arrives from the Primera Nacional team Stadium Casablanca.

SOURCE: Basket Zaragoza

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BC Triumph signs Ilya Syrovatko

After playing during his entire career for Dynamo Moscow, Ilya Syrovatko has joined BC Triumph. The Russian club has officially announced the signing of the 22-year-old guard. Syrovatko lands in his new team after averaging 2.9 points and 1.1 rebounds per game in the last Russian Super League.

SOURCE: BC Triumph

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BK Ventspils brings back Akselis Vairogs

BK Ventspils has officially announced that Akselis Vairogs is back to the team. The 25-year-old forward left the Latvian club last season after being during his entire career a member of Ventspils. Vairogs signed on January with JSA Bordeaux, where he averaged 10.4 points and 2.6 rebounds per game in the French Pro B league.

SOURCE: BK Ventspils

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Blancos de Rueda Valladolid lands Edu Ruiz

Blancos de Rueda Valladolid has completed the roster of the team for the upcoming season after signing Edu Ruiz to a one-year contract. The 26-year-old center arrives to the ACB team after playing last season in the EBA league for Lan Mobel ISB, where he averaged 8.4 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: CB Valladolid

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Pepinster lands Damian Hollis and Dennis Horner

Damian Hollis and Dennis Horner will start their professional careers in Belgium. Pepinster has officially announced the signing of both players for the next season. Hollis, a 21-year-old forward, averaged 13.9 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in his senior year with the University of George Washigton while Horner, a 22-year-old forward, posted 11.9 points and 4.9 rebounds per game last season for the University of North Carolina State.

SOURCES: RBC Verviers-Pepinster, RBC Verviers-Pepinster

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Robin Mestdagh, back to Belgium with Dexia Mons

Dexia Mons has officially announced the signing to a two-year contract of Robin Mestdagh. The 22-year-old Belgian guard will start his professional career in his country after playing during the last four seasons for the University of Eastern Kentucky, where he averaged 1.6 points and 0.8 rebounds per game in his senior year.

SOURCE: Mons Hainaut

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Kolossos Rhodes tabs Steve Panos and Kevin Ford

Kolossos Rhodes has signed two American players that will start their professional career in the Greek team: Steve Panos and Kevin Ford. Panos, a 23-year-old center with Greek passport, arrives from the University of Weber State, where he averaged 10.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per game during his senior year. The other new player of Kolossos, Kevin Ford, is a 23-year-old forward who played during the last two years for the University of Oral Roberts, posting 12.0 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in the 2009-10 season.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Power Electronics Valencia inks Kennedy Winston and Marc Fernández

Power Electronics Valencia has officially announced two new signings. Kennedy Winston and Marc Fernández will join the Spanish team next season. As expected, the 26-year-old American forward is back to Spain, where he played at the end of the 2008-09 season for Real Madrid. In the last one, Winston averaged 13.4 points and 3.9 rebounds per game in the Lega A with Lottomatica Roma. The other new player of Power Electronics Valencia, Marc Fernández, arrives from Menorca Bàsquet, where the 22-year-old forward posted 8.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per game in the Spanish LEB Oro.

SOURCE: Valencia Basket

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Dnipro inks Steve Burtt and Mario Austin

Dnipro Dnepropetrovsk has landed two new American players for the upcoming season. The Ukrainian team has officially announced the signing of Steve Burtt and Mario Austin. The 26-year-old guard will continue his career in Ukraine after finishing last season in Ferro-ZNTU, where Burtt was the top scorer of the domestic Super League averaging 22.4 points and 5.5 assists per game. On the other hand, the 28-year-old center will play for the next time in Ukraine for Dnipro. Austin started last season in Meridiano Alicante before being released on January, and then played briefly in Puerto Rico for the Atléticos de San Germán.

SOURCE: Dnipro

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Ratiofarm Ulm lands Travis Walton

Ratiopharm Ulm has announced a new signing to complete the roster of the German team for the next season. Travis Walton arrives to Ulm after starting his professional career last season in Switzerland for the Lugano Tigers before leaving the team last December. In 13 games with Lugano, Walton averaged 8.9 points and 4.6 assists per game.

SOURCE: Beko BBL

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Gran Canaria 2014 signs Xavi Rey

As expected, Xavi Rey will play next season for Gran Canaria 2014. The Spanish team has officially announced the signing of the 22-year-old center, who has played during the last two seasons on loan from Regal Barcelona in Cajasol. During the 2009-10 season, Rey averaged 2.9 points and 1.9 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: CB Gran Canaria

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Armani Jeans Milano and Sam Van Rossom part ways

Sam Van Rossom is no longer a player of Armani Jeans Milano. The Italian club has officially announced that both parts have agreed to terminate the contract of the 22-year-old Belgian guard, who was signed by Armani Jeans to a three-year contract in 2008. Van Rossom, who could be announced soon as the new signing of CAI Zaragoza, has played on loan for Scavolini Pesaro during the last two seasons.

SOURCE: Olimpia Milano

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Igokea signs Lans Harris and Filip Vukosavljevic

Igokea has made two new signings. The Bosnian club has landed Lans Harris and Filip Vukosavljevic for the upcoming season. The 26-year-old American guard arrives to Igokea after two seasons in Kolossos Rhodes, where he averaged 14.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game in the last Greek A1 league. Vukosavljevic, a 26-year-old Serbian center, finished last season in KK Borac Cacak, where he posted 14.4 points and 4.7 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Kosarka.rs

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Will McDonald will play for DKV Joventut next season

DKV Joventut and Gran Canaria 2014 have reached an agreement for Will McDonald. The 30-year-old American-Spanish center will be signed, as expected, to a one-year contract by Joventut, after averaging 8.6 points and 4.1 rebounds per game in the last ACB league during his second stint in Gran Canaria.

SOURCE: Penya.com

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BC Donetsk tabs Branko Cvetkovic

Branko Cvetkovic will continue his career in Ukraine. His agency has confirmed that BC Donetsk has signed the 26-year-old Serbian guard, who has played since last November for Scavolini Pesaro. In the last Lega A, Cvetkovic averaged 12.1 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Beobasket

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BK Ventspils lands Chet Mason

The agent of Chester "Chet" Mason has confirmed that BK Ventspils has signed the 29-year-old American guard, who will continue his career in Latvia. Mason was one of the best players of the last Adriatic League last season, averaging 13.5 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game for Siroki.

SOURCE: Twitter Mike Naiditch

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Walter Herrmann could be back to the Charlotte Bobcats

Walter Herrmann is a free agent after leaving Caja Laboral, where he played last season. Now, the target of the 31-year-old Argentinian forward is to go back to the NBA. The Charlotte Bobcats, where he played during a year and a half before being traded to the Detroit Pistons, is the most likely option to Herrmann. In case he finally doesn't get a contract in the NBA, he would consider offers from the ACB league.

SOURCE: Noticias de Álava

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Union Olimpija wants to bring back Gasper Vidmar

After a troubled last season due to financial problems, Union Olimpija is planning next season with Jure Zdovc as the head coach one more year. The Slovenian team is looking for experienced players to complete the roster, and is very interested in bringing back Gasper Vidmar, who returned to Fenerbahce after starting the season in Ljubljana. Other Slovenian players on the radar of Union Olimpija are Samo Udrih (Cibona), Goran Jagodnik (Hemofarm), Sandi Cebular (Sentjur), Nebosja Joksimovic (Scavolini Pesaro), Zoran Dragic (Krka Novo Mesto), and Luka Rupnik and Dejan Cigoja (Geoplin Slovan)

SOURCE: Kosarka.si

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Sandro Gacic accepts the offer from Caja Laboral

One of the most promising European prospects will grow as a player in Caja Laboral. Sandro Gacic has accepted the offer of the Spanish team, despite the interest of several Balkan teams to sign him. The 14-year-old Bosnian guard, who was playing for Mostar 05, in the Bosnian D3, will develop as a player from next season in the youth team of Caja Laboral.

SOURCE: Noticias de Álava

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WCAA Giants ink Amorrow Morgan

Amorrow Morgan will start his career in the Netherlands. The WCAA Giants have signed the 22-year-old guard for the upcoming season. Morgan arrives to the Giants after four seasons in the University of Idaho State, where he averaged 16.6 points and 3.7 rebounds per game during his senior year.

SOURCE: iBasketball

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Detroit Pistons sign Terrico White

Another second-round pick gets a contract. The Detroit Pistons have signed Terrico White to a two-year contract, though just the first one is guaranteed. The 20-year-old guard was selected with the 36th overall pick by the Pistons in the last NBA draft, after two seasons in the University of Mississippi. In his sophomore year, White averaged 15.1 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Michigan Live

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New York Knicks sign Andy Rautins

The New York Knicks have officially announced the signing of Andy Rautins. The 23-year-old Canadian guard was selected by the Knicks with the 38th overall pick after playing during the last five seasons (did not play during the 2007-08 season due to a knee surggery) for the University of Syracuse, averaging 9.5 points and 3.0 assists per game during his senior year.

SOURCE: NBA.com/Knicks

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