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  News archive August 2018

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August 31, 2018 - EuroLeague greats bid farewell to Becirovic, Nachbar
Thursday was a night to remember at Stozice Arena in Ljubljana, Slovenia as many players and coaches gathered for an exhibition game to honor Sani Becirovic and Bostjan "Boki" Nachbar, both of whom said farewell to their outstanding playing careers. Read more here.

August 31, 2018 - Fiat puts Taylor into backcourt
Fiat Turin added more playmaking and speed in its backcourt by signing point guard Tyshawn Taylor on Friday. Taylor (1.91 meters, 27 years old) spent the second part of the last season playing with Samsun Anakent in the Turkish second division. Read more here.

August 30, 2018 - Gavel says goodbye to successful career
A point guard whose tenacity marked his rise from relative obscurity, Anton Gavel announced his retirement from basketball on Wednesday after having spent the last decade participating in Euroleague Basketball competitions. Gavel, 34, played last for FC Bayern Munich. Read more here.

August 30, 2018 - ASVEL losses center Kaba to elbow injury
ASVEL Villeurbanne’s front line suffered a significant blow on Tuesday evening with the injury of center Alpha Kaba. Big man injured his elbow during team practice, and the club announced he is expected to be sidelined for the next three months. Read more here.

August 29, 2018 - Galatasaray tabs scoring forward Hayes
Galatasaray Istanbul bolstered its offense when it added forward Nigel Hayes to the team's 7DAYS EuroCup roster, signing a one-year deal. Hayes (2.03 meters, 23 years old) played nine NBA games last season divided between the Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto and Sacramento. Read more here.

August 29, 2018 - Nik Slavica back at Cibona
Cibona and Nik Slavica have signed an agreement on new cooperation and we will be able to watch this 21-year old player in the Cibona jersey once more. Last season Slavica averaged 2.7 points and 1.3 rebounds per game in the ABA League. Read more here.

August 29, 2018 - Fiat brings back Wilson
Fiat Turin brought back a familiar player to its roster, none other than forward Jamil Wilson, who signed a contract for the remainder of the season, the club announced Tuesday. Wilson (2.01 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Virtus Bologna. Read more here.

August 28, 2018 - Skyliners sign Murphy, Bell-Haynes short term
Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt added depth to its roster by signing center Eric Murphy and rookie point guard Trae Bell-Haynes to short-term deals. Both players signed three-month contracts, with an option for the remainder of the season, and a season after that. Read more here.

August 27, 2018 - Former EuroLeague superstar Manu Ginobili calls it a day
After a great career full of outstanding achievements, Manu Ginobili has decided to retire from basketball at age 41. Ginobili was one of the first EuroLeague stars, right after the competition was created before the start of the 2000-01 season. Read more here.

August 27, 2018 - FMP victorious in their first prep game
FMP defeated German team Crailsheim Merlins by 95:78 in their first preseason match this summer. Duop Reath scored 14 points in the winning team, same as Dragan Apic and Stefan Pot. Zoran Popovicfinished the match with 10 points. Read more here.

August 26, 2018 - Cook puts up another excellent performance as Cedevita down Bonn
Although there is still one month until the start of the next season, Cedevita already looks really good down on the court. The Orange crew played a friendly match against German team Telekom Baskets Bonn and scored a pretty convincing win – 89:66. Read more here.

August 25, 2018 - Great performance by Miskovic & Bitadze, but Mega still got defeated by Estudiantes
After scoring a truly huge win against NCAA vice-champions Michigan Wolverines, the squad of Mega Bemax suffered defeat in their 2nd match at the friendly tournament in Sant Julia de Vilatorta, Spain. Mega Bemax were defeated by Spanish team Estudiantes - 67:75. Read more here.

August 24, 2018 - Monaco completes roster with forward Barry
AS Monaco completed team's roster for its upcoming 7DAYS EuroCup debut by inking forward Remi Barry to a one year deal, the club announced on Friday. Barry (2.02 meters, 26 years old), who can play at both forward positions, has started last season with Ohrid in FYR Macedonia. Read more here.

August 24, 2018 - Brescia extends forward Sacchetti
Germani Brescia Leonessa reached a new agreement with forward Brian Sacchetti to keep working together until the end of the 2020-21 season, the club announced Thursday. Sacchetti averaged 6.7 points and 4.2 rebounds in 37 Italian League games last season. Read more here.

August 23, 2018 - Vujacic is coming to Ljubljana
The roster of the reigning Slovenian national champions will be reinforced by the talented 18-year old and 196 cm tall guard, born in Maribor, Petar Vujacic. The player agreed to sign a 4-year contract with the Dragons. Read more here.

August 22, 2018 - Elgin Cook shines as Cedevita crush Terme Olimia
Cedevita played their first preseason game this Tuesday evening, and the boys from Zagreb scored a pretty convincing win against Terme Olimia - 105:49! The man of the match was American small forward Elgin Cook who scored 20 points in his first match in Cedevita's jersey. Read more here.

August 21, 2018 - Darussafaka inks forward Evans
Darussafaka Istanbul bolstered its frontcourt with size and athleticism ahead of its return to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague by signing a deal with forward Jeremy Evans. Evans (2.06 meters, 30 years old) has spent a majority of last season with Erie in the Development League. Read more here.

August 21, 2018 - Former two-time EuroLeague champ Haplerin retires
Yotam Halperin, a former two-time Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champion with Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv, announced his retirement from professional basketball on Tuesday. Halperin put an end to his 16-year career during which he won the 2004 and 2005 EuroLeague titles with Maccabi. Read more here.

August 20, 2018 - Maccabi adds size with Black
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv bolstered its frontcourt by inking big man Tarik Black, the club announced Monday. Black (2.06 meters, 26 years old) arrives from Houston of the NBA, where he averaged 3.1 points on 62.5% two-point shooting and 2.9 rebounds in 58 games last season. Read more here.

August 20, 2018 - Baskonia, Shengelia pen extension through 2022
A day before the team's training camp for the 2018-19 season opens, KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz and All-EuroLeague First Team big man Tornike Shengelia penned a contract extension that will keep the sides together until 2022. Shengelia is the Baskonia team captain. Read more here.

August 20, 2018 - Zenit lands point guard Jennings
With its sights set on going even higher in the 7DAYS EuroCup, Zenit St. Petersburg made a splash on Monday night by signing point guard Brandon Jennings for the upcoming season. Jennings returns to Europe after spending the majority of the last nine seasons in the NBA. Read more here.

August 20, 2018 - Monaco tabs scoring ace Jones
AS Monaco added fire power to its roster by inking power forward Jarrod Jones, the club announced Monday. Jones (2.05 meters, 28 years old) arrives from Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir, where he averaged 17 points and 6.1 rebounds in 29 Turkish League games last season. Read more here.

August 20, 2018 - Limoges re-signs center Samuels
Limoges CSP reached a new agreement with center Samardo Samuels to keep working together next season, the club announced Monday. Samuels (2.06 meters, 29 years old) averaged 11.5 points and 4.4 rebounds in 19 French League games last season. Read more here.

August 20, 2018 - Tomislav Zubcic signs with Igokea
Igokea have continued strengthening their roster, as they officially signed a contract with Tomislav Zubcic. This 28-year old power forward therefore returns to ABA League after couple of years and will certainly be a big reinforcement for Igokea in the upcoming season. Read more here.

August 18, 2018 - Juan Carlos Navarro, Euroleague Basketball Legend, leaves the stage
One of the greatest shooters and biggest winners in the history of the sport of basketball, EuroLeague all-time scoring king Juan Carlos Navarro, has taken the next step in his unprecedented career by retiring as an active player to take a front-office position at FC Barcelona Lassa. Read more here.

August 16, 2018 - Buducnost adds young guard Drobnjak
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica added depth to the roster ahead of the start of its training camp by signing a multiyear deal with talented guard Igor Drobnjak. Drobnjak (1.94 meters, 18 years old) returns to his hometown and the team where he started playing basketball. Read more here.

August 16, 2018 - Trento gets power forward Jovanovic on loan
Dolomiti Energia Trento added depth to its frontcourt by bringing in power forward Nikola Jovanovic for the upcoming season, the club announced on Thursday. Jovanovic will be playing for Trento while on loan from the Serbian powerhouse Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade. Read more here.

August 15, 2018 - Darussafaka brings back veteran center Savas
Darussafaka Istanbul on Wednesday announced that veteran big man Oguz Savas will rejoin the club for the coming 2018-19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season after he spent one year away from the club. Savas brings with him 13 years' worth of EuroLeague experience. Read more here.

August 14, 2018 - Domen Lorbek new Igokea member
Igokea has a new reinforcement at the shooting guard position. Former Slovenia international Domen Lorbek, who spent the last season in Ljubljana with Petrol Olimpija, is coming to Laktasi. Domen Lorbek is 33 years old and has had a good last season with Petrol Olimpija. Read more here.

August 14, 2018 - Baskonia lands perimeter help in Hilliard
Hoping to return to the Final Four that will be hosted next spring in its own city for the first time, KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz found some perimeter talent right before training camp starts, announcing on Monday the addition of swingman Darrun Hilliard to its roster. Read more here.

August 14, 2018 - ASVEL signs young Maledon for 3 years
One of the most promising young players of his generation, point guard Theo Maledon, is staying put with ASVEL Villeurbanne for the first three years of his pro career. Maledon (1.92 meters, 17 years old) already made his 7DAYS EuroCup and French League debuts last season at age 16. Read more here.

August 14, 2018 - Rytas calls Seeley to its backcourt
Vilnius Rytas got some solid experience for its backcourt on Monday in announcing the signing of D.J. Seeley for the coming 7DAYS EuroCup season. Seeley (1.93 meters, 28 years old) arrives from Herbalife Gran Canaria, which he helped to reach the EuroCup quarterfinals last season. Read more here.

August 14, 2018 - Zenit brings in veteran Panin
Just in time for the start of training camp this week, Zenit St Petersburg added veteran experience to its lineup by signing forward Vadim Panin for the upcoming 7DAYS EuroCup season. Panin (2.03 meters, 34 years old) boasts a 16-year pro career, all in his native Russia. Read more here.

August 13, 2018 - Igor Maric joins Cibona
Cibona have signed a contract with 33-year old shooting guard Igor Maric. This excellent scorer has changed many clubs during his pro career, while in almost every one of them he averaged double digits in points. Maric spent the previous season in Slovakian team Slavia Kosice. Read more here.

August 12, 2018 - James Feldeine leaves Crvena zvezda and joins Hapoel Jerusalem
James Feldeine is no longer a player of Crvena zvezda mts as he signed a contract with Israeli powerhouse Hapoel Jerusalem. Feldeine averaged 14.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game in the 2017-18 ABA League season. Read more here.

August 11, 2018 - Crvena Zvezda puts Ragland at point guard
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade brought experienced know-how to its backcourt on Friday by signing point guard Joe Ragland for the upcoming 7DAYS EuroCup season. Ragland (1.81 meters, 28 years old) helped Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar reach the EuroCup Finals last season. Read more here.

August 11, 2018 - Partizan, captain Velickovic stay together
Three days before its training camp opens, Partizan NIS Belgrade has re-signed its captain, veteran power forward Novica Velickovic, the club announced Friday. Velickovic (2.05 meters, 31 years old) is set to start his ninth season with Partizan. Read more here.

August 10, 2018 - Galatasaray signs veteran forward Erdeniz
Galatasaray Istanbul continued filling its roster by adding veteran forward Caner Erdeniz for the coming 7DAYS EuroCup season. Erdeniz (1.98 meters, 31 years old) arrives from Eskisehir Basket of the Turkish second division, where he put up 2.1 points per game last season. Read more here.

August 10, 2018 - Mornar Bar signs three-point ace Koenig
Montenegrin champion Mornar Bar signed three-point ace Bronson Koenig, who will make his European basketball debut with the club. Koenig (1.91 meters, 23 years old) played his first professional season with Grand Rapids of the G League last season. Read more here.

August 10, 2018 - Barcelona upgrades attack with Blazic
FC Barcelona Lassa added another premier perimeter threat by signing swingman Jaka Blazic to a one year deal. Blazic spent last season with Morabanc Andorra, for which he posted 12.0 points per game in the 7DAYS EuroCup and 13.7 points and 4.1 boards in the Spanish League. Read more here.

August 10, 2018 - Blaz Mesicek back at Petrol Olimpija
Petrol Olimpija will be stronger at the positions 1, 2 and 3 in the forthcoming season, after the team was reinforced by Slovenia national team member Blaz Mesicek, who is coming back to the Dragon’s lair after two seasons spent in Italy with Brindisi. Read more here.

August 9, 2018 - CSKA inks rebounder Bolomboy
CSKA Moscow invested in its frontcourt's future by signing rebounding ace Joel Bolomboy to a two-year contract on Wednesday. Bolomboy appeared in six games last seasons for Milwaukee of the NBA and 12 the previous one, including two playoff games, with Utah. Read more here.

August 9, 2018 - Khimki chooses Crocker's scoring touch
Khimki Moscow Region put a new face in its backcourt with the signing Wednesday of experienced shooting guard Tony Crocker for the upcoming season. Crocker (1.98 meters, 31 years old) arrives from Tofas Bursa of Turkey. Read more here.

August 9, 2018 - Rytas acquires EuroCup star Sutton
Rytas Vilnius acquired one of the top performers in the 7DAYS Eurocup, forward Dominique Sutton from Dolomiti Energia Trento, the club announced Wednesday. Sutton (1.96 meters, 31 years old) ranked fifth in the EuroCup in average performance index rating last season with 18.2 per game. Read more here.

August 9, 2018 - Skyliners add former Belgian League MVP Clark
Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt added another weapon to its backcourt by signing guard Jason Clark, who was the 2016-17 Belgian League MVP with Antwerp. The deal is for one season with an option for another. Clark averaged 17.1 points and 4.5 assists for Antwerp that season. Read more here.

August 9, 2018 - Trento puts Radicevic at point
Dolomiti Energia Trento has found an experienced young point guard for the future in Nikola Radicevic, whom the club signed to a three-year contract. Radicevic (1.94 meters, 24 years old) has already played parts of one Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and three 7DAYS EuroCup seasons. Read more here.

August 9, 2018 - Aleksandar Lazic back in Ljubljana
After he spent the previous two seasons in Serbia, where he used to play for Dynamic VIP PAY and Mega Bemax, Aleksandar Lazic is coming back to Petrol Olimpija, for whose youth categories he used to play between 2012 and 2016. Read more here.

August 8, 2018 - Zadar signed with Malcolm Grant
In the forthcoming season, Zadar will have their point guard position reinforced by the experienced 30-year old American point guard Malcolm Grant. Grant, who is 185 cm tall finished last season in Astana, for which he averaged 11.5 points per game in the VTB United League. Read more here.

August 8, 2018 - Skyliners, Huff pen deal for third season together
Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt and forward Shawn Huff will spend a third season together after agreeing to a new deal on Tuesday. Huff (1.98 meters, 34 years old) posted 9.2 points and 3.7 rebounds in the German League last season. He has two years of EuroCup experience to his name. Read more here.

August 7, 2018 - Webster is Galatasaray's third Tuesday signing
Galatasaray Istanbul made guard Tai Webster its third signing on a busy Tuesday. Webster (1.93 meters, 23 years old) made his professional basketball debut last season with Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt, for which he averaged 14.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. Read more here.

August 7, 2018 - Galatasaray brings Auguste back to Turkey
Galatasaray Istanbul signed power forward Zach Auguste, who spent last season with Panathinaikos Athens. Auguste (2.08 meters, 23 years old) played a reserve role for the Greens and posted 1.5 points and 1.4 rebounds in 14 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague contests. Read more here.

August 7, 2018 - Galatasaray adds versatile swingman Klobucar
Galatasaray Istanbul added versatile swingman Jaka Klobucar on a one-year contract, the club announced Tuesday. Klobucar (1.98 meters, 30 years old) spent the past three seasons with Istanbul BSB; he averaged 10.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game last season. Read more here.

August 6, 2018 - Zalgiris inks Lithuanian League assists leader Sabeckis
Zalgiris Kaunas shook up its backcourt on Monday by signing guard Donatas Sabeckis from Siauliai and sending Paulius Valinskas away on loan. Sabeckis led the Lithuanian League in assists with 6.9 per game last season along with 9.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 40 games. Read more here.

August 6, 2018 - Lokomotiv tabs combo-guard Whitehead
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar on Monday signed combo-guard Isaiah Whitehead for the coming season. Whitehead (1.93 meters, 23 years old) spent the past two seasons with Brooklyn in the NBA, where he averaged 7.2 points and 2.4 assists over 89 games. Read more here.

August 6, 2018 - U18 European Championship: Serbia won the gold
In the U18 European Championship, Serbia have climbed on top, spectacularly, by beating Latvia in the gold medal game on Sunday night, with the final score of 99:90. This way, Serbia have earned themselves back to back champions title, as they have repeated the success from last summer. Read more here.

August 6, 2018 - UNICS, Ndour agree to new deal
UNICS Kazan re-signed power forward Maurice Ndour for one season with an option for 2019-20, the club announced Monday. Ndour (2.06 meters, 26 years old) joined UNICS early last season and posted 5.1 points and 4.2 rebounds in a dozen 7DAYS EuroCup games off the bench. Read more here.

August 5, 2018 - Arka goes big with center Upshaw
Arka Gdynia continued preparing its 7DAYS EuroCup return by making Robert Upshaw its man in the middle for the coming season. Upshaw (2.13 meters, 24 years old) played 17 games last season for Champville of the Lebanese Basketball League. Read more here.

August 4, 2018 - Mouhammad Faye new Crvena zvezda mts power forward
The national team member of Senegal Mouhammad Faye is the new reinforcement of Crvena zvezda mts. The power forward has signed with the Belgrade powerhouse for the 2018/19 season and is the sixt reinforcement of the club. Read more here.

August 3, 2018 - Arka Gdynia tabs veteran shooter Dulkys
Arka Gdynia of Poland on Friday announced the addition of veteran Lithuanian swingman Deividas Dulkys to its 2018-19 7DAYS EuroCup roster. Dulkys (1.95 meters, 30 years old) arrives from Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi of the Turkish League. Read more here.

August 3, 2018 - Zvezda adds three-time EuroLeague champ Perperoglou
Crvena Zvezda added an experienced force with the signing of forward Stratos Perperoglou, a three-time continental champion. Perperoglou lifted the EuroLeague trophy champion with Panathinaikos Athens in 2009 and 2011 and again with Olympiacos Piraeus in 2013. Read more here.

August 3, 2018 - Monaco inks Hummer for power forward spot
AS Monaco added a fresh piece to its frontcourt with the signing of power forward Ian Hummer for the coming season. Hummer (2.01 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Russian club Avtodor Saratov, for which he posted 10.2 points in 25 VTB United League games last season. Read more here.

August 3, 2018 - Roko Leni Ukic from Cedevita to Levallois Metropolitans
Croatian international and one of the key players of Cedevita last season, has moved from Zagreb to Paris, where he will be playing for Levallois Metropolitans next season. Roko has joined Cedevita ahead of 2017-18 season. Read more here.

August 3, 2018 - Michal Cekovsky is the new FMP member
Slovakian center Michal Cekovsky is the new member of FMP. The two sides have agreed on a 3-year deal. This 216 cm tall player is coming to the ranks of the Belgrade side from Maryland University, where he spent four seasons between the years 2014-18. Read more here.

August 3, 2018 - Mario Little signed with Zadar
Zadar have signed with the new American reinforcement. It is Mario Little, the swingman, who is coming to the town of basketball from Italian side Pesaro. He spent the last season playing for Pesaro and averaging 8.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game in Serie A. Read more here.

August 2, 2018 - Gran Canaria tabs Evans at forward
Herbalife Gran Canaria signed small forward Chris Evans, who will make his Turkish Airlines EuroLeague debut with the club. Evans arrives from AS Monaco, which he helped win the French Leaders Cup and reach the French League and Basketball Champions League finals last season. Read more here.

August 2, 2018 - Fiat gets former ANGT MVP Stojanovic for three years
Fiat Turin announced on Thursday that it has signed swingman Vojislav Stojanovic to a three-year deal. Stojanovic (1.99 meters, 21 years old) from fellow Italian side Capo d'Orlando, where he spent the past three seasons. Read more here.

August 2, 2018 - FMP signed with Ammanuel Diressa
FMP signed a 3-year contract with Canadian international Ammanuel Diressa. 25-year old guard from Toronto is 194 cm tall. Diressa made his first basketball steps in Canada and finished his college in USA at the Tennessee Tech University. Read more here.

August 1, 2018 - Tomic agrees new two-year deal with Barcelona
Ante Tomic has agreed a new deal to stay with FC Barcelona Lassa for another two seasons. The Croatian center (31 years old, 2.17 meters) has played more games for Barcelona (434) than any other non-Spanish player since joining the club in 2012 from Real Madrid. Read more here.

August 1, 2018 - Efes adds size and experience with Pleiss
Anadolu Efes and center Tibor Pleiss have agreed to terms on a deal for the coming season with an option for a second. Pleiss posted 10.1 points and 5.2 rebounds, while ranking third in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague with 1.1 blocks per game last season for Valencia Basket. Read more here.

August 1, 2018 - Cedevita adds two-time champ Aguilar
Pablo Aguilar became the latest addition to what is shaping up to be a formidable Cedevita Zagreb squad when the sides agreed to a contract on Wednesday. Aguilar (2.08 meters, 29 years old) spent the past three seasons with Herbalife Gran Canaria. Read more here.

August 1, 2018 - Garrett makes move to Tofas
Diante Garrett has become the latest reinforcement at 7DAYS EuroCup club Tofas Bursa after joining the Turkish team from Fiat Turin. The 29 year-old guard (1.93 meters) started his professional career with a brief spell at KK Zagreb in 2011, including three EuroLeague games. Read more here.

August 1, 2018 - Monaco re-signs veteran Joseph
AS Monaco re-signed another veteran piece from last season's powerful squad in forward Georgi Joseph. The move means the team will have seven players back from the team that won the Leaders Cup and was the runner-up in both the French League and Basketball Champions League. Read more here.

August 1, 2018 - Partizan grabs young star Gegic
Partizan NIS Belgrade has added young talent to its roster with the capture of young combo guard Amar Gegic ahead of the new 7DAYS EuroCup campaign. 20 year-old Gegic has signed on a three-year contract from FC Bayern Munich, where he debuted in the EuroCup last season. Read more here.

August 1, 2018 - Duop Reath reinforced FMP
FMP is reinforced ahead of the new season, since former Louisiana State Tigers player Duop Reath has signed a 3-year contract with the club. It is a 210 cm tall player from South Sudan, who covers positions 4 and 5 and who made his first basketball moves in Australia. Read more here.

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