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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Vanoli Cremona signs Artur Drozdov

As expected, Artur Drozdov will continue his career in Italy. Vanoli Cremona has announced the signing of the 29-year-old Ukrainian forward for the next season. Drozdov arrives to his new team after finishing last season in Budivelnyk, where he averaged 12.0 points and 6.1 rebounds per game in the Ukrainian Super League.

SOURCE: Gruppo Triboldi Basket

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BC Hoverla lands Volodymyr Gurtovoy

BC Hoverla has signed an experienced player for the next season. The veteran Volodymyr Gurtovoy will continue his career in the Ukrainian team. The veteran 34-year-old center, in the top Ukrainian league since 1996, averaged 9.8 points and 4.5 rebound per game last season for BC Odessa before being released in December

SOURCE: Basket.com.ua

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PBG Poznan signs Damian Kulig to a two-year contract

Some weeks after leaving Polpharma Starogard, Damian Kulig has found a new team. PBG Poznan has signed the 23-year-old center to a two-year contract. Kulig arrived last season to Starogard from Big Star Tychy, and averaged 9.2 points and 3.4 rebounds per game during his first season in the PLK.

SOURCE: Probasket.pl

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Meridiano Alicante extends Pape Sow's contract to another year

Despite being on the radar of several European teams during the last weeks, Pope Sow will finally stay at least for one more season in Meridiano Alicante. The Spanish team has officially announced the extension of Sow's contract. The 28-year-old Senegalese center arrived last January to Meridiano Alicante from Asseco Prokom, and averaged 8.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game in the ACB league.

SOURCE: ACB.com

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Düsseldorf Giants sign Dorian McDaniel

According to his agency, Dorian McDaniel is the new signing of the Düsseldorf Giants for the next season. The 23-year-old American-German forward will start his professional career in the Giants after playing during the last season for the University of Prairie View A&M, where he averaged 8.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game during his senior year.

SOURCE: Eurobasket

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AZS Koszalin lands Terrance Woodbury

Despite agreeing to terms with 9 de Julio weeks ago, finally Terrence Woodbury will play next season in Poland. AZS Kozsalin has announced the signing of the 24-year-old American forward. Woodward lands in his new team after four seasons in the University of Georgia, averaging 14.0 points and 4.6 rebounds per game during his senior year.

SOURCE: AZS Koszalin

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Stefano Rusconi retires

Stefano Rusconi has confirmed in an interview his retirement after 24 years as a professional. The 41-year-old center made his debut in the Italian league in 1986 for Varese, and was known to be one of the first Italian players to make the NBA, where he played seven games during the 1995-96 season for the Phoenix Suns. Rusconi agreed recently to play for Royal Castellanza Legnano, in the Italian B Dilettanti league, but has finally decided not to start the season and call it a career.

SOURCE: Il Resto del Carlino

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Cedevita brings in Konstantin Anikienko for a try-out

Konstantin Anikienko, who was on the radar of DKV Joventut a couple of months ago, is currently on Zagreb for a try-out with Cedevita. The Croatian club will evaluate the signing of the 17-year-old Ukrainian center, who played five games in the last Ukrainian Super League for BC Odessa, averaging 2.4 points and 1.8 rebounds.

SOURCE: Kosarka.hr

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JA Vichy lands Frank Elegar

JA Vichy has landed a new import player for the next season. Frank Elegar has signed a contract to play for the French team. The 23-year-old American center arrives to Vichy after playing last season in Turkey for Bornova, where he averaged 11.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game in the TBL.

SOURCE: Basketnews

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CAI Zaragoza signs Sam Van Rossom to a one-year contract

As expected, Sam Van Rossom will play next season for CAI Zaragoza. The Spanish club has officially announced the singing of the 24-year-old Belgian guard to a one-year contract. Van Rossom lands to CAI after playing during the last two seasons on loan from Armani Jeans Milano for Scavolini Pesaro, averaging 8.6 points and 2.3 rebounds per game in the 2009-10 Lega A.

SOURCE: Basket Zaragoza

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Pepinster signs Stefon Jackson

Stefon Jackson will continue his career in Belgium. Pepinster has officially announced the signing of the 25-year-old American guard for the next season. Jackson, who started last season in Turkey for Darussafaka, moved to Greece in February, averaging 10.0 points and 2.8 rebounds in the A1 league.

SOURCE: RBC Verviens-Pepinster

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KK Zadar, close to sign Mario Dundovic

Mario Dundovic could be back to Croatia next season. KK Zadar is close to sign the veteran 33-year-old forward, who finished last season in the Cypriot league. Dundovic left KK Zagreb after two seasons last summer to play for Helios Domzale, but moved to Etha Engomis in January.

SOURCE: Kosarka.hr

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Mitteldeutscher BC lands Anti Nikkila

Mitteldeutscher BC has completed the roster for the upcoming season. The German team has officially announced the signing of Anti Nikkila to a one-year contract. The Finnish 31-year-old center arrives to his new team after averaging 3.1 points and 2.9 rebounds per game in the last Spanish LEB Oro for Sant Josep Girona.

SOURCE: Schoenen Dunk

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Juventus brings in Marius Pociukonis

Macius Pociukonis is back to Lithuania after two seasons in Romania. Juventus has signed the 28-year-old guard to a one-year contract. Pociukonis played last season in the Romanian league for BC Tirgu Mures, where he averaged 12.9 points and 2.8 assists per game in the A Division.

SOURCE: Basketnews.lt

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VEF Riga inks Tyler Cain

Tyler Cain will start his professional career in Latvia. The 22-year-old American forward has signed a contract to play for VEF Riga. Cain arrives to the Baltic team after playing during the last four seasons for the University of South Dakota, where he averaged 14.7 points and 10.4 rebound per game during his senior year.

UPDATE: Cain arrives to VEF Riga for a try-out, as the Latvian club has confirmed

SOURCE: Yankton Press & Dakotan, Sporta Centrs

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Hrvoje Peric won't play for Unicaja

Unicaja has finally ruled out the signing of Hrvoje Peric. The board of the Spanish team has took the decision despite the interest of the coach Aíto García Reneses to land the 24-year-old Croatian forward. Peric will stay in his current club, KK Zadar, where he averaged 11.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in the last Adriatic League. Unicaja won't sign another player before the season starts.

SOURCE: Málaga Hoy

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Hapoel Jerusalem, interested in Sean Williams

Hapoel Jerusalem could bring another former NBA players for the upcoming roster. Sean Williams is now the main target of the Israeli team. The 23-year-old American forward played last season in China, for Fujian, and in Puerto Rico, for the Mets de Guaynabo, after being waived on January by the New Jersey Nets, where he was playing since 2007.

SOURCE: One

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CB Granada and Mamadou Samb could have reached a two-year agreement

Mamadou Samb will play in the ACB league next season. CB Granada and the 20-year-old Spanish-Senegalese center have reached to a two-year agreement. Samb lands in his new team after playing since 2007 for the affiliated team of Regal Barcelona, CB Cornellà, averaging 12.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game in the last LEB Oro.

UPDATE: According to his agent, Samb is still considering an offer from Regal Barcelona to sign back, beside other offers from ACB and LEB teams.

SOURCE: El Punt, Twitter Gerard Darnés

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9 de Julio lands Jerome Meynisse for a try-out

Jerome Meynisse could be the new import signing of 9 de Julio de Rio Tercero. The 21-year-old American center will arrive next Saturday to Argentina for a two-week try-out, after playing during the last fours seasons for the University of Virginia. Meynisse averaged 6.5 points and 4.1 rebounds per game during his senior year.

SOURCE: Infoliga

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DKV Joventut could have signed Jordi Trias to a three-year contract

As expected, Jordi Trias has reached a three-year agreement (with a fourth optional year) with DKV Joventut, and the official announcement could arrive today. The 29-year-old forward has also agree to part ways with his former club, Regal Barcelona, where he was playing since 2004. Last season, Trias averaged 2.4 points and 2.2 rebounds in 7.3 minutes per game in the ACB league.

UPDATE: His agent has denied that Trias has already signed any contract, and that he's still in talks with Regal Barcelona and DKV Joventut.

SOURCE: El Punt, Twitter Gerard Darnés

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