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Monday, August 16, 2010

Panionios, close to sign Marquis Hall

Panionios is close to land the first American player for the next season. The Greek team is near to reach an agreement with Marquis Hall, who could be signed to a three-year contract. The 23-year-old American guard is ready to start his professional career after four seasons in the University of Lehigh, averaging 11.0 points and 5.7 assists per game during his senior year.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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KK Zagreb lands Alex Renfroe

KK Zagreb has officially introduced the new two signings of the Croatian club: Mario Kasun and Alex Renfroe. The 24-year-old American forward arrives to Zagreb after starting his professional career in Latvia with VEF Riga. In the last Baltic League, Renfroe averaged 14.7 points, 7.2 assists and 7.1 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Kosarka.hr

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Lottomatica Roma releases Andre Hutson and re-signs Josh Heytvelt

As expected, Lottomatica Roma has officially announced that Andre Hutson is no longer player of the Italian club. The 31-year-old American forward landed in Roma in 2008, and was under contract until next summer. In the last Lega A, Hutson averaged 10.0 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. On the other hand, Lottomatica Roma has also re-signed Josh Heytvelt, who arrived to the Italian club in May, to another season.

SOURCE: Virtus Roma

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Toronto Raptors waive Dwayne Jones

Just a month ago after being acquired from the Phoenix Suns, the Toronto Raptors have announced that Dwayne Jones has been waived. The 27-year-old center arrived to the Raptors along with Leandro Barbosa in the trade that sent Hedo Turkoglu to Phoenix. In the Suns, Jones just played two games last season.

SOURCE: NBA.com/Raptors

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Orlando Magic sign Stanley Robinson

The Orlando Magic have officially announced the signing of Stanley Robinson. The 22-year-old forward was selected with the 59th overall pick in the last NBA draft by the Magic, after averaging 14.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per game during his senior year in the University of Connecticut.

SOURCE: NBA.com/Magic

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Ikaros Esperos, close to sign Pat Carroll

Pat Carroll has accepted the offer to play next season for Ikaros Esperos, and the agreement could be official soon. The 27-year-old American forward would be back to Europe after playing last season for the Iowa Energy, in the D-League, averaging 11.3 points and 3.4 assists.

SOURCE: Basketblog

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Telekom Bonn tabs Sajmen Hauer

Sajmen Hauer is back to the BBL. Telekom Bonn Baskets has announced the signing of the 22-year-old guard to a one-year contract. Hauer, who was a member of Brose Baskets between 2005 and 2008, arrives to his new team from RSV Eintracht Stahnsdorf, where he averaged 13.8 points and 4.2 assists per game in the last German Pro B league.

SOURCE: Beko BBL

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Asefa Estudiantes inks Marc Blanch

Marc Blanch will make his debut in the ACB league next season. Asefa Estudiantes has officially announced the signing of the 28-year-old forward for the next season. Blanch played last season for Bàsquet Mallorca, averaging 14.1 points and 2.6 rebounds per game in the Spanish LEB Oro.

SOURCE: Club Estudiantes

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Baloncesto Fuenlabrada extends Gerald Fitch's contract for another season

Gerald Fitch will continue in Baloncesto Fuenlabrada. The Spanish team has announced the extension of his contract to another season. The 28-year-old American guard, who was on the radar of Virtus Bologna weeks ago, was one of the best scorers during his first year in the ACB league, averaging 17.9 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game for Fuenlabrada.

SOURCE: Baloncesto Fuenlabrada

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Adam Wojcik will play for WKK Wroclaw next season

As expected, the veteran Adam Wocjik will continue his career in the Polish 2Liga. WKK Wroclaw has signed the 40-year-old forward, former captain of the national team, for the next season. Wojcik played last season for Turow Zgorzelec, where he averaged 6.9 points and 1.9 rebounds per game in the PLK.

SOURCE: Polski Kosz

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Dnipro lands former NBA player Desmon Farmer

Desmon Farmer is back to Europe. Dnipro Dnepropetrovsk has signed the 29-year-old American guard, who was one of the top scorers in the last D-League averaging 23.3 points, 4.6 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game for the Reno Bighorns. Farmer, who has played for several European teams during his career, has also experience in the NBA with the SuperSonics and the Spurs

SOURCE: iSport

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Sant Josep Girona extends Darryl Middleton's contract to another year

One of the most veteran pro basketball players will be active at least for one more season. Sant Josep Girona has officially announced that Darryl Middleton has been extended to another year. The 44-year-old American-Spanish center, former player of Barcelona and Panathinaikos, among other teams, averaged 10.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in the last LEB Oro for Sant Josep Girona, which has also confirmed the signing of 27-year-old American forward Levi Rost, from Ciudad de La Laguna, for the next season.

SOURCE: CB Sant Josep Girona

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Pepsi Caserta lands Mirko Cavallaro for a try-out

Pepsi Caserta has decided to bring in Mirko Cavallaro to the training sessions to evaluate his possible signing. The 24-year-old guard played during the last two years for Miroradici Vigavano, averaging 3.7 points and 0.9 assists in 11.5 minutes per game during the last LegaDue.

SOURCE: Pianeta Basket

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Pistoia Basket signs second-round NBA draft pick Jarvis Varnado

Jarvis Varnado will start his professional career in Italy. The 22-year-old American forward, selected with the 41st overall pick in the last NBA draft by the Miami Heat, has signed with the LegaDue team Pistoia Basket. Varnado arrives to his new team after averaging 13.8 points and 10.3 rebounds per game during his senior year in the University of Mississippi State.

SOURCE: Basketnet.net

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Bennet Cantù inks Edmunds Dukulis

One of the best players of the last U18 European Championship, Edmunds Dukulis, will continue his career in Italy. Bennet Cantù has signed to a multi-year contract the 18-year-old Latvian center. Dukulis arrives from BA Turiba, in the Latvian D2, where he averaged 12.0 points and 4.2 rebounds per game last season.

SOURCE: Sporta Centrs

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Armani Jeans Milano lands Oleksiy Pecherov

Oleksiy Pecherov is back to Europe. Armani Jeans Milano has officially announced the signing of the 24-year-old Ukrainian center. Pecherov lands in Italy after playing during the last three years in the NBA. In the 2009-10 season, Pecherov averaged 4.5 points and 2.8 rebounds per game for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

SOURCE: Olimpia Milano

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Kristaps Valters, back to Baloncesto Fuenlabrada

Kristaps Valters will play next season for Baloncesto Fuenlabrada, according to his father, the former player and coach Valdis Valters. The 28-year-old Latvian guard, who averaged 7.5 points and 4.3 assists per game in the last ACB league for DKV Joventut, will be back to Fuenlabrada, where he already played during the 2008-09 season.

SOURCES: Twitter Basketbols.eu, Sporta Centrs

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Bayern Munich signs Steffen Hamann to a three-year contract

As expected, Steffen Hamann will continue his career in Bayern Munich. The German Pro A league team has officially announced the signing of the 29-year-old guard. Hamann, a member of the German national team, averaged 4.5 points and 1.8 assists per game in the last BBL for Alba Berlin, where he was playing since 2008 before leaving the team days ago.

SOURCE: Schoenen Dunk

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Real Madrid makes an offer for Carlos Suárez

Real Madrid has finally decided not to wait until 2011 to land Carlos Suárez, and has extended an offer, which could include Pablo Aguilar, to Asefa Estudiantes for the 24-year-old forward for the upcoming season. The current club of Suárez, who averaged 11.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in the last ACB league, is also considering an offer from Regal Barcelona.

SOURCE: El Mundo Deportivo

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Unicaja finally decides to sign Hrvoje Peric to a two-year contract

The board of Unicaja has finally decided to give green light to the arrival of Hrvoje Peric, who will sign a two-year contract, with an optional extra year. The 24-year-old Croatian forward, who will be officially announced as the new player of Unicaja this week, averaged 11.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in the last Adriatic League for KK Zadar.

SOURCE: La Opinión de Málaga

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Carlos Cabezas, close to sign a two-year contract with a top club

Carlos Cabezas is still under contract with BC Khimki, where he land last season, but won't continue in the Russian club. According to the Spanish media, the 29-year-old Spanish guard is close to reach a two-year agreement with a top club after averaging 6.2 points and 3.1 rebounds per game during the last Russians Super League.

SOURCE: La Opinión de Málaga

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KK Zadar, close to sign Jurica Golemac

Jurica Golemac could be back to Croatia next season. KK Zadar is reported to be close to land the 33-year-old forward, born in Zagreb but member of the Slovenian national team. Golemac, who played for Cibona during the 2003-04 season, finished last season in Alba Berlin, averaging 5.7 points and 3.1 rebounds per game in the BBL. KK Zadar is also interested in Ricardo Marsh. The 28-year-old American forward finished the season in Cedevita, where he averaged 13.5 points and 4.7 rebounds per game in the Croatian league.

SOURCE: Kosarka.hr

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Juventus inks Tomas Markevicius and Ignas Sijanas

Juventus keeps completing the roster. The Lithuanian club has announced that Tomas Markevicius has been promoted from the reserves team to play in the LKL. The 25-year-old forward averaged 24.5 points and 11.7 rebounds per game for KKSC Juventus in the RKL. On the other side, Juventus has also announced the signing of Ignas Sijanas, a 21-year-old guard who arrives from the Sarunas Marciulonis Basketball Academy, also in the RKL.

SOURCE: Utenos Juventus

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Iraklis, also interested in Mario Matalon

Mario Matalon, currently training with Aris Thessaloniki after playing last season in Israel, is on the radar of Iraklis for the next season. The 21-year-old guard, who averaged 15.2 points, 4.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds for Hapoel Megido in the last Israeli National League, could also receive an offer from Aris to officially join the team.

SOURCE: Basketblog

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Bremerhaven signs Jamar Butler to a one-year contract

Jamar Butler will continue his career in Germany. Eisbären Bremerhaven has announced the signing of the 24-year-old American guard to a one-year contract. Butler arrives to his new team after helping Igokea to reach the final of the Bosnian league. At the start of the season, he also played in Greece for Olympia Larisa until March.

SOURCE: Eisbaeren Bremerhaven

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Buducnost lands Gintaras Kadziulis

Buducnost has added experience to the roster for the upcoming season. The Montenegrin team has signed Gintaras Kadziulis, who has played in the Polish league during 6 of the last 7 seasons. The 30-year-old Lithuanian guard averaged 10.4 points and 2.1 assists per game in the 2009-10 PLK for Trefl Sopot.

SOURCE: Euroleague

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