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  News archive August 2017


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August 31, 2017 - EuroBasket 2017, Day 1 roundup
EuroBasket 2017 got started on Thursday in two of its four cities – Helsinki, Finland and Tel Aviv, Israel – as those six-team groups played the first of five games each. On Friday, the action moves to Cluj-Napoca, Romania for Group C and Istanbul, Turkey for Group D. Read more here.

August 29, 2017 - Bayern lands Jared Cunningham
FC Bayern Munich announced on Tuesday morning the addition of combo guard Jared Cunningham for one season. Cunningham (1.93 meters, 26 years old) played with Jiangsu Monkey King of China, where he averaged 34.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. Read more here.

August 29, 2017 - Fiat Turin completes roster with Vujacic
7DAYS EuroCup newcomer Fiat Turin completed its roster on Tuesday with the addition of veteran shooting guard Sasha Vujacic for the next season. Vujacic (2.01 meters, 33 years old) arrives from the New York Knicks of the NBA. Read more here.

August 29, 2017 - Maccabi lands big man Parakhouski
Israeli powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv announced on Sunday afternoon the addition of big man Artsiom Parakhouski to a one plus one deal. Parkhouski arrives from Unics Kazan, where last season he averaged 11.3 points and 5.1 rebounds in 29 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games. Read more here.

August 29, 2017 - Reggio Emilia lands veteran Markoishvili
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia landed loads of experience on Monday with the addition of veteran guard Manuchar Markoishvili for the next season. Markoishvili (1.97 meters, 30 years old) arrives from Darussafaka Istanbul, where last season he averaged 6.2 points. Read more here.

August 28, 2017 - Partizan brings in rookie Williams-Goss
Partizan NIS Belgrade announced on Monday the addition of rookie guard Nigel Williams-Goss for the next season. Williams-Goss (1.91 meters, 21 years old) arrives from Gonzaga University where he played three seasons. In his junior year, Williams-Goss averaged 16.8 points. Read more here.

August 28, 2017 - Ponjavic reinforced Igokea
Igokea are now stronger for one more team member, as guard Aleksandar Ponjavic signed a two-year deal with the Aleksandrovac squad. Aleksandar Ponjavic began his career at FMP and later played for Radnicki, Helios, Zlatorog, Tajfun and in the end Bourg in French LNB Pro B League. Read more here.

August 26, 2017 - Euroleague Basketball mourns Polish great Adam Wojcik
Euroleague Basketball joins the family of European basketball in mourning the premature passing Saturday of Adam Wojcik, who spent six seasons in the EuroLeague last decade. Wojcik, 47, died following a long battle with leukemia. Read more here.

August 25, 2017 - Zadar signed with Preston and Vukovic
Zadar’s roster is stronger for two newcomers. Preston Knowles and Domagoj Vukovic, who practiced with Zadar for a while, are the players that agreed to sign with the Dalmatian basketball pride. Preston Knowles began his basketball career at the prestigious American college Louisville. Read more here.

August 24, 2017 - Mega Bemax sign golden boy Andrija Marjanovic
Mega Bemax continued with signing talented players, as they have just completed the transfer of Andrija Marjanovic. This small forward spent the previous season in the junior team of Barcelona Lassa, while this summer he won the gold medal with Serbia at the U18 FIBA EuroBasket 2017. Read more here.

August 23, 2017 - Ive Ivanov is back to Zadar
Ive Ivanov is back to Zadar. The last remaining procedural issues regarding the contract have been solved between the two sides and former club captain has returned to Visnjik after two seasons with Krka and Sibenik. Read more here.

August 23, 2017 - FMP bring in talented Russian player Ivan Slutsky
Young Russian player Ivan Slutsky has arrived in Belgrade and signed a multi-year contract with FMP. He has already passed the medical tests and started practicing with his new teammates. Slutsky (20 years, 201 cm) has been a regular member of all youth selections of Russian national team. Read more here.

August 22, 2017 - Stefan Peno, signs for three seasons with ALBA
Stefan Peno, the young prospect of FC Barcelona Lassa at point guard, was confirmed to sign a three-year contract with ALBA Berlin on Tuesday, with an option to return to Barcelona after one season. Peno had 10 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague appearances last season. Read more here.

August 22, 2017 - Limoges adds Danny Gibson to backcourt
French squad Limoges CSP keeps preparing its comeback to the 7DAYS EuroCup, as on Tuesday the club announced the arrival of point guard Danny Gibson, to fill in for injured Jean-Baptiste Maille, who will be out long-term due to an ACL injury. Read more here.

August 22, 2017 - Barcelona lands Hanga, last season's Best Defender
Adam Hanga, the Turkish Airlines Euroleague's reigning Best Defender Trophy winner, has left Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz to join FC Barcelona Lassa for the next three seasons, the clubs announced Tuesday. Hanga (2.01 meters, 28 years old) averaged 10.5 points in 33 games last season. Read more here.

August 22, 2017 - Anadolu Efes adds size, power with Stimac
Anadolu Efes strengthened its frontcourt by signing center Vladimir Stimac to a one-year deal, with an option for another, the club announced Tuesday. Stimac (2.10 meters, 29 years old) arrives from Besiktas Istanbul. Read more here.

August 20, 2017 - Baskonia adds scorer McRae
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz has found a scorer on the perimeter by hiring former NBA champion Jordan McRae for the coming season. McRae (1.96 meters, 26 years old) arrives from Cleveland, with whom he won the NBA title in 2016 in a reserve role. Read more here.

August 19, 2017 - Cedevita gets bigger with Johnson
Cedevita Zagreb bolstered its front line and completed its roster for the upcoming 7DAYS EuroCup season with the addition of center Chris Johnson, club announced on Friday. Johnson (2.11 meters, 32 years old) has last played in Anhui Wenyi, minor league club in China. Read more here.

August 19, 2017 - Andorra inks point guard Fernandez long term
MoraBanc Andorra added depth to its backcourt ahead of its 7DAYS EuroCup debut campaign by signing point guard Jaime Fernandez to a three-year deal, club announced on Friday. Fernandez (1.86 meters, 24 years old) arrives from Estudiantes Madrid. Read more here.

August 18, 2017 - Michael Ojo inks multi-year contract with FMP
Michael Ojo is the new reinforcement of FMP. This 216 cm tall Nigerian-American big man has signed a multi-year contract with the Panthers, while he will join the team during the next week. Ojo was born in Laos, Nigeria in 1993, but he spent most of his basketball journey in the USA. Read more here.

August 18, 2017 - MZT sign two American players - Jansen and Bailey are coming to Skopje
MZT Skopje Aerodrom have got themselves a new shooting power as they signed contracts with two excellent scorers - Daniel Jansen and Brett Bailey. They are both American players and they will both show up in Skopje at the first team training scheduled for August 22. Read more here.

August 18, 2017 - Jamie Skeen will not play for Partizan NIS in the 2017-18 season
Jamie Skeen will not play for Partizan NIS in the 2017/18 season after all. The American player has failed medical tests, so his contract with the club has immediately become invalid. Partizan NIS announced that Skeen will leave Belgrade in the following days. Read more here.

August 18, 2017 - Lokomotiv re-signs All-EuroCup swingman Collins
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar announced on Thursday it has reached agreement with its leader from last season, signing all-round swingman Mardy Collins to a one year extension. Collins is the only player to earn All-Eurocup first team honors in each of the past two seasons. Read more here.

August 17, 2017 - Rytas reels in young scorer Echodas
A major young scoring talent is set for his 7DAYS EuroCup debut as Lietuvos Rytas on Thursday announced that forward Martynas Echodas has signed with the club for the next three seasons. Echodas (2.06 meters, 20 years old) arrives from fellow Lithanian club Siauliai. Read more here.

August 17, 2017 - Galatasaray puts Christmas in the frontcourt
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul continued adding size to its frontcourt by announcing on Thursday that big man Rakeem Christmas has signed a contract for the next 7DAYS EuroCup season. Christmas (2.06 meters, 25 years old) arrives from Indiana of the NBA. Read more here.

August 17, 2017 - Limoges's Maille out long-term due to ACL tear
Bad luck has hit CSP Limoges at the start of training for its 7DAYS EuroCup return as recently signed guard Jean-Baptiste Maille suffered a torn ACL and will be out of action for the foreseeable future. Maille joined the team just a couple of months ago from Provence Basket. Read more here.

August 16, 2017 - Baskonia boosts backcourt with Granger
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz found a new man to handle the team's point guard duties when it announced on Wednesday that experienced playmaker Jayson Granger has been signed to a three-year deal. Granger has spent the past two seasons with Anadolu Efes Istanbul. Read more here.

August 16, 2017 - Reggio Emilia adds Vene to the mix
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia added more depth to its roster with the addition of veteran forward Siim Sander Vene, club announced on Wednesday. Vene (2.03 meters, 26 years old) has played last season with Russian squad Nizhny Novgorod. Read more here.

August 16, 2017 - Koprivica new Mega Bemax reinforcement
Mega Bemax is continuing to strengthen their ranks for the forthcoming season, since Miloš Koprivica has signed with the team. Former Partizan NIS center spent two seasons with the Belgrade team and has now already joined the training camp of Mega, where he will strengthen the competition in the frontcourt. Read more here.

August 15, 2017 - Maccabi signs former NBA champ Cole
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv continued fortifying its roster by putting two-time NBA champion Norris Cole in the backcourt for next season, the club announced Tuesday. A hard-charging guard, Cole played last season with Shandong of the Chinese League and Oklahoma City of the NBA. Read more here.

August 15, 2017 - CSKA adds big man Makiev to frontcourt
CSKA Moscow got deeper in the frontcourt on Monday by signing center Alan Makiev to a one-year contract. Makiev (2.10 meters, 26 years old) arrives from Avtodor Saratov, where he has spent most of his career. Read more here.

August 15, 2017 - Limoges adds vet forward Carter
Limoges CSP announced this weekend the addition of forward Josh Carter for the upcoming season. Carter (2.01 meters, 30 years old) arrives from Dinamo Sassari of Italy, where last season he averaged 7.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 23 Italian League games. Read more here.

August 13, 2017 - Panathinaikos lands small forward Lojeski from Olympiacos
One of the most reliable perimeter players in Turkish Airlines EuroLeague's recent history switched Greek powerhouses on Saturday, when Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens announced the arrival of small forward Matt Lojeski, who penned a one-year deal with his new club. Read more here.

August 13, 2017 - Lietuvos Rytas adds Carter to frontcourt
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius added another piece to its new-look frontcourt with the signing of Robert Carter Jr. The big man arrives from Enel Brindisi of the Italian League, where he averaged 13.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in his first professional season. Read more here.

August 12, 2017 - Trento completes roster with Dutch international Franke
Dolomiti Energia Trento completed its roster for the 2017-18 season by signing ‎‎Yannick Franke‎‎ to a two-year contract. Franke (1.95 meters, 21 years old) spent time last season with Croatian club Zadar, with which he averaged 5.9 points and 2.0 rebounds in seven Adriatic League games. Read more here.

August 12, 2017 - Zvezda adds young rebounding ace Lessort
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade has decided to add fresh, young blood into its paint, and has signed a three-year deal with big man Mathias Lessort, the club announced on Friday. Lessort (2.05 meters, 21 years old) is a power forward who arrives to Belgrade from French side Nanterre. Read more here.

August 12, 2017 - MZT Skopje Aerodrom agreed with Trajkovski and Maslinko
MZT Skopje have reached an agreement on cooperation with two Macedonia national team members. Experienced Bojan Trajkovski and youngster Andrej Maslinko, which are expected to become big reinforcements for the squad led by Aleksandar Todorov, are both frontcourt players. Read more here.

August 12, 2017 - Boris Barac from Zadar to Nymburk
As CEZ Nymburk have announced on their official website, Boris Barac is moving from the Dalmatian basketball capital to Czech Republic, after he made agreement with the aforementioned former regional league side. Read more here.

August 11, 2017 - Olympiacos completes roster with sharpshooter Thompson
Last season's Turkish Airlines EuroLeague runner-up, Olympiacos Piraeus, got the final piece it was looking for to complete its roster with the addition of swingman Hollis Thompson. Thompson spent most of his professional career with Philadelphia in the NBA. Read more here.

August 11, 2017 - MVP Llull out indefinitely with torn ACL
Reigning Turkish Airlines EuroLeague MVP Sergio Llull of Real Madrid suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on Wednesday, which will sideline him indefinitely. Llull (1.90 meters, 29 years old) went down while playing with the Spanish national team against Belgium. Read more here.

August 11, 2017 - Partizan inks Aussie talent Wilson to three-year deal
Partizan NIS Belgrade signed promising Australian guard Tom Wilson to a three-year deal, the club announced on Thursday. Wilson (1.94 meters, 20 years old) arrives from Melbourne Tigers of his native Australia. Read more here.

August 10, 2017 - Partizan invests in future with former ANGT MVP Aranitovic
Serbian powerhouse Partizan NIS Belgrade added a promising young talent to help its return to European prominence, signing a three-year deal with Aleksandar Aranitovic. Aranitovic (1.96 meters, 19 years old) arrives from the arch-rival Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade. Read more here.

August 10, 2017 - Hapoel Jerusalem tabs scoring big man Daye
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem added a viable scoring threat to its frontcourt by signing a deal with power forward Austin Daye, club announced on Wednesday. Daye (2.11 meters, 29 years old) arrives from Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul. Read more here.

August 10, 2017 - Turin completes roster with rookie forward Stephens
7DAYS Eurocup newcomer FIAT Turin announced on Wednesday it completed its roster ahead of the new seasons with the addition of forward Quinton Stephens on a one-year deal. Stephens (2.06 meters, 22 years old) has attended Georgia Tech University for the past four years. Read more here.

August 9, 2017 - MoraBanc Andorra gets center Diagne on loan from Barcelona
MoraBanc Andorra has acquired center Moussa Diagne on loan from FC Barcelona Lassa. Diagne (2.11 meters, 23 years old) also started the previous season on loan with a 7DAYS EuroCup, Montakit Fuenlabrada, before returning to Barcelona in January. Read more here.

August 9, 2017 - Gran Canaria signs Big West POY Nelson for two years
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas signed guard Luke Nelson to a two-year deal. Nelson arrives from the University of California at Irvine, where he was the Big West Conference Player of the Year last season. He averaged 16.9 points on 43.2 three-point shooting as a senior for the Anteaters. Read more here.

August 9, 2017 - RETAbet Bilbao Basket pens rookie guard Zubizarreta to multi-year deal
RETAbet Bilbao Basket signed rookie guard Aitor Zubizarreta to a multi-year deal. The contract is for three seasons with options for another two years. Zubizarreta (1.90 meters, 22 years old) has spent the past four seasons playing college basketball in the United States. Read more here.

August 9, 2017 - Buducnost lands big man Barovic
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica announced that it has signed big man Filip Barovic for the coming season. Barovic (2.07 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Telekom Baskets Bonn, where he averaged 7.9 points and 3.1 rebounds in 27 games off the bench in the German League. Read more here.

August 9, 2017 - Igokea added Nikola Jevtovic to their roster
Igokea have agreed on cooperation with Nikola Jevtovic. The power forward, that used to play at the ABA League courts in jerseys of Radnicki and Metalac, comes to Aleksandrovac from Romania, where he spent the last season with Steaua. Read more here.

August 8, 2017 - Limoges inks scoring guard English
Limoges CSP added a scoring threat to its backcourt ahead of its return to the 7DAYS EuroCup by signing a one-year deal with guard A.J. English, club announced on Sunday. English (1.93 meters, 25 years old) was introduced to European basketball last season. Read more here.

August 8, 2017 - Lokomotiv gets bigger with Nelyubov
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar bulked up in the paint over the weekend with the addition of center Ivan Nelyubov, who signed a one-year deal. Nelyubov (2.07 meters, 29 years old) arrives from Parma Basket Perm where he posted 7.7 points and 3.4 rebounds in VTB League action last season. Read more here.

August 6, 2017 - Galatasaray signs rookie big man Cline
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul signed big man T.J. Cline, who will make his professional basketball debut with the club. Cline (2.06 meters, 23 years old) arrives from the University of Richmond, where he was named the Atlantic 10 Conference player of the year last season. Read more here.

August 6, 2017 - Cedevita inks sharpshooter Murphy
Cedevita Zagreb continued a revamp of its backcourt for the upcoming season with the addition of a swingman Kevin Murphy, who signed a one-year deal, club announced on Saturday. Murphy (1.98 meters, 27 years old) has last played with a Chinese club Guangxi. Read more here.

August 6, 2017 - Lietkabelis, veteran playmaker Williams stay together
Lietkabelis Panevezys kept another important piece from its successful last season, re-signing starting point guard Lorenzo Williams for another seasons, club announced on Saturday. Williams (1.91 meters, 32 years old) earned his place on the team after being on trial to begin last season. Read more here.

August 6, 2017 - FMP agreed on cooperation with Nemanja Nenadic
Nemanja Nenadic, former Dunav players, signed a 3-year agreement with FMP. Nemanja Nenadic can cover two positions on court – shooting guard and small forward, while he was one of the best players of Dunav from Stari Banovci, one of the greatest upsets of the KLS. Read more here.

August 5, 2017 - Marko Ljubicic pens 1-year contract with Igokea
Igokea confirmed that they signed a 1-year deal with experienced point guard Marko Ljubicic. Ljubicic is a well-known name among the ABA League fans, as he used to play for Buducnost, Metalac and MZT Skopje Aerodrom, while he spent the previous season in FMP. Read more here.

August 4, 2017 - Barcelona strengthens frontline with Seraphin
FC Barcelona Lassa fortified its frontcourt by signing big man Kevin Seraphin to a two-year deal. Seraphin (2.08 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Indiana of the NBA, where he averaged 4.7 points and 2.9 rebounds in 49 games last season. Read more here.

August 4, 2017 - Lietuvos Rytas locks up swingman Giedraitis
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius and swingman Rokas Giedraitis agreed on a deal that will keep two sides together through 2018-19 season, club announced on Friday. Giedraitis (2.00 meters, 25 years old) has arrived to Rytas two summers ago after earning Lithuanian League top scorer honors. Read more here.

August 4, 2017 - Vrabac from Partizan NIS to Tenerife
Adin Vrabac will not continue his basketball journey with Partizan NIS. He switched from the ranks of the ABA League semi-finalists to those of the Basketball Champions League champions Iberostar Tenerife. Read more here.

August 4, 2017 - Ljubomir Mladenovski leaves MZT Skopje
Macedonia national team member Ljubomir Mladenovski will for sure not continue his career at the MZT Skopje Aerodrom in the forthcoming season, since he did not accept the club’s offer of contract extension. Read more here.

August 3, 2017 - Unicaja shores up frontourt with Augustine
Unicaja Malaga bolstered its frontcourt by signing James Augustine to a one-year deal, the club announced. Augustine (2.08 meters, 24 years old) arrives from CSKA Moscow, where he averaged 6.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in 34 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games last season. Read more here.

August 3, 2017 - Crvena Zvezda signs Feldeine
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade signed a two-year deal with shooting guard James Feldeine, who has spent the past two seasons with Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens. Feldeine averaged 7.4 points and played standout defense over 59 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games with the Greens. Read more here.

August 3, 2017 - Three-time champ Fotsis retires from professional hoops
Greek basketball great and three-time EuroLeague champion Antonis Fotsis announced on Wednesday that he is retiring from professional basketball. Fotsis, 36, will continue playing with his boyhood club, Ilisiakos, in the Greek minor leagues. Read more here.

August 3, 2017 - Khimki re-signs center Pateev for two more years
Khimki Moscow Region re-signed center Ruslan Pateev for another two seasons, the club announced on Wednesday. Pateev (2.13 meters, 27 years old) has spent the past four seasons with the club. He appeared in only two 7DAYS EuroCup games last season. Read more here.

August 3, 2017 - Galatasaray bolsters frontcourt with Summers
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul added experience and scoring to its frontcourt with forward DaJuan Summers, who signed a one-year deal on Thursday. Summers (2.03 meters, 29 years old) arrives from a fellow Turkish side Pinar Karsiyaka. Read more here.

August 3, 2017 - Reggio Emilia puts scorer Nevels into backcourt
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia added plenty of scoring talent to its roster by signing a one-year deal with guard Garrett Nevels, club announced on Wednesday. Nevels (1.88 meters, 24 years old) played last season for Forca Leida in the Spanish second division. Read more here.

August 3, 2017 - Maverick Rowan signs 3-year deal with FMP
FMP announced that they signed a 3-year contract with American player Maverick Rowan. Rowan was born on July 14, 1996, he is 201 cm tall and can both play as shooting guard and as small forward. He spent two years in the NCAA League playing for the North Carolina State University. Read more here.

August 2, 2017 - Buducnost brings in veteran center Landry
The perennial Montenegrin champion Buducnost VOLI Podgorica got much needed veteran presence in the paint with the addition of big man Kyle Landry, club announced on Tuesday. Landry (2.07 meters, 31 years old) has spent last six seasons with Zenit St. Petersburg. Read more here.

August 2, 2017 - Partizan inks rookie point guard Baker
Partizan NIS Belgrade announced on Tuesday a deal that makes playmaker Ian Baker club’s newest member. Baker (1,83 meters, 24 years old) has signed a two-year contract, which will make Partizan the first club in his professional career. Read more here.

August 2, 2017 - Cedevita Zagreb signs veteran center Stipanovic
Cedevita Zagreb bolstered its frontcourt with the signing of center Andrija Stipanovic, who is a veteran of two EuroCup seasons. Stipanovic (2.09 meters, 30 years old) arrives from Buyukcekmece Basket in Turkey, where he posted 10.5 points and 5.0 rebounds last season. Read more here.

August 1, 2017 - Crvena Zvezda inks point guard Radicevic
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade signed point guard Nikola Radicevic to a long-term contract, the club announced on Tuesday. The sides agreed to a three-year deal. Radicevic (1.94 meters, 23 years old) arrives from Spanish side Betis Energia Plus Seville. Read more here.

August 1, 2017 - Unicaja puts McCallum at point guard
Unicaja Malaga has a new man to orchestrate its offense after reaching a one-year deal with point guard Ray McCallum, the club announced on Tuesday. McCallum (1.91 meters, 26 years old) played for Grand Rapids of the D-League last season, where he averaged 17.6 points. Read more here.

August 1, 2017 - Cedevita inks former EuroLeague champ Nichols
Ambitious Croatian champion Cedevita Zagreb continued a revamp of its roster for the upcoming 7DAYS EuroCup campaign by signing veteran forward Demetris Nichols to a one-year deal, club announced on Sunday. Read more here.


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