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  News archive August 2019


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August 31, 2019 - Gallinari, Datome inspire Italy in a blowout over Philippines
Italy marked their first FIBA Basketball World Cup appearance in more than a decade with a 108-62 demolition of Philippines in Group D action. The Italians had last appeared in the tournament 13 years ago in Japan, where they finished ninth. Read more here.

August 31, 2019 - Bogdanovic-led Serbia destroy Angola in World Cup opener
Inspired by Bogdan Bognanovic, Serbia trounced Angola 105-59 in the opener of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 to take a commanding Group D lead. The Sacramento Kings guard was a one-man show in front of a 14,000 plus crowd. Read more here.

August 31, 2019 - Rubio rocks Tunisia as Spain start World Cup with a win
Ricky Rubio led a balanced and effective Spanish attack with 17 points and 9 assists in 101-62 demolition of Tunisia on the first day of play in Group C. Five other Spaniards scored in double figures, including Sergio Llull's 16. Read more here.

August 31, 2019 - High-flying Argentina prove too strong for Korea on opening day
Argentina proved too much for Korea in the opening day of Group B of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in Wuhan, sealing a 95-69 triumph. Nicolas Laprovittola powered the Argentine's offense with a team-high 17 points. Read more here.

August 31, 2019 - Russia survive high-level battle with Nigeria
Russia survived a tight battle with Nigeria, coming back from eight points down in the fourth quarter for a crucial 82-77 victory to start Group B  play at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019. Mikhail Kulagin paced Russia with 16 points while Andrey Vorontsevich scored 14 points. Read more here.

August 30, 2019 - Rytas Vilnius adds guard Holloway
As announced by the club on Friday, Rytas Vilnius signed point guard Terrell "Tu" Holloway for the upcoming season. Holloway (1.83 meters, 30 years old) arrives from Turkey, where he played for Istanbul BB averaging 20.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists in the Turkish League. Read more here.

August 30, 2019 - It's time for 2019 FIBA World Cup
It's time for the 2019 FIBA World Cup! The prestigious basketball tournament starts on Saturday, August 31 and it will last until September 15. There will be 32 teams in total at this tournament, while Serbia and Montenegro will be the two national teams to represent our region. Read more here.

August 29, 2019 - Real Madrid, Coach Laso extend deal
Real Madrid announced on Thursday that longtime head coach Pablo Laso had agreed to a new contract that will keep him on Los Blancos' sidelines through the end of the 2020-21 season. Laso, 51, first took the reins in the Spanish capital in 2011 and the team has had nothing but success. Read more here.

August 29, 2019 - Darussafaka brings in veteran Guler
Darussafaka penned veteran guard Sinan Guler to a multi-year contract. The deal is for two seasons with an option for 2021-22. Guler returns to the 7DAYS EuroCup, which he won with Galatasaray Istanbul when he last played the competition in the 2015-16 campaign. Read more here.

August 28, 2019 - Baskonia lands Polonara at frontcourt
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz bolstered its frontcourt even a bit more on Wednesday with the addition of power forward Achille Polonara for the next two seasons. Polonara (2.05 meters, 27 years old) spent the last seasons at Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari. Read more here.

August 28, 2019 - Nikola Jovanovic remains in Crvena zvezda mts
Nikola Jovanovic has signed a new contract with Crvena zvezda mts! This 25-year old big guy will therefore start a new chapter with his childhood club. Jovanovic played for all youth selections of Crvena zvezda mts, before moving to the USA in 2012. Read more here.

August 27, 2019 - Rishon bulks up with Chubrevich at center
Maccabi Rishon LeZion fortified its frontline by signing veteran center Alex Chubrevich for the 2019-20 season, in which it will make it 7DAYS EuroCup debut. Chubrevich (2.12 meters, 33 years old) arrives from Hapoel Jerusalem, with which he won the Israeli Cup last season. Read more here.

August 26, 2019 - Issuf Sanon moves on a loan to Dnipro
Issuf Sanon, who joined Cedevita Olimpija in 2018, will spend the 2019/20 season on a loan in Ukraine, where he will put on Dnipro jersey. This is the team from which he arrived to Slovenia in 2017-18 season, when he started playing for the Dragons. Read more here.

August 25, 2019 - Antabia Waller remains in Mornar
Antabia Waller will keep playing for Mornar! This 31-year old shooting guard signed a new contract with the club from Bar and he will start with trainings in the following days. Waller averaged 11.9 points, 1.7 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game in the 2018-19 ABA League season. Read more here.

August 25, 2019 - Shane Gibson is the new Cibona player
American Shane Gibson has officially signed with Cibona. They have agreed on a one-year cooperation. Shane Gibson, 188 cm tall player can cover both point guard and guard position and he used to play for Telekom Bonn and AEK Larnaca last season. Read more here.

August 23, 2019 - Stefan Bircevic returned to Partizan NIS
Stefan Bircevic is back at Partizan NIS. 29-year old power forward is coming to the black and white ranks after a season that he has finished at German Bundesliga side, Baskets Bonn. He spent the 2016-17 season in the jersey of Partizan NIS. Read more here.

August 22, 2019 - Srdjan Kocic joins Igokea
Igokea announced that they have signed a contract with 20-year old forward Srdjan Kocic. He started his basketball career in Spars. Kocic has already made a debut in ABA League, as he spent couple of minutes on court in the last round of the 2017-18 regular season. Read more here.

August 21, 2019 - Zadar sign a 4-year contract with Filip Vujicic
Zadar have announced the signing of Filip Vujicic! This 19-year old shooting guard inked a 4-year contract with the club. Vujicic is considered to be one of the most talented Croatian players. He played for the U18 Croatia national team at the U18 FIBA EuroBasket 2018. Read more here.

August 21, 2019 - Cibona terminated contract with Miller
Cibona have terminated the contract with American player Quincy Miller. After he has undergone medical examinations it has been revealed that Quincy Miller is not able to follow the set practice programme and with his departure the club is seeking for new reinforcements. Read more here.

August 21, 2019 - Axel Toupane joins Unicaja
Unicaja Malaga reacted fast to the bad news that it learned earlier in the week saying that Dragan Milosavljevic will be out long term with a knee injury. The Spanish team searched the market and announed the addition of fo forward Axel Toupane for the next two seasons. Read more here.

August 21, 2019 - Big man Moerman, out 14 weeks
Bad news overtook the Anadolu Efes camp on Tuesday when the club confirmed that big man Adrien Moerman will be missing the next 14 weeks due to an ankle injury. Moerman underwent ankle surgery in Istanbul and the club doctors estimated a recovery period of over three months. Read more here.

August 20, 2019 - Dominic Gilbert inks a 3-year deal with Zadar
Zadar have completed another transfer as they penned a 3-year contract with Dominic Gilbert! This 22-year old forward spent the previous two seasons in Cibona, while he averaged 5.5 points and 2.4 rebounds per game in the 2018-19 ABA 1 championship. Read more here.

August 20, 2019 - Martin Junakovic pens a 2-year contract with Zadar
Zadar have completed another transfer as they signed a 2-year contract with 25-year old point guard Martin Junakovic. Junakovic won the ABA League championship in 2014, as a member of Cibona. Read more here.

August 19, 2019 - Unicaja's Milosavljevic, out long term
Bad news fell on the Unicaja Malaga camp during the weekend when it was learned that forward Dragan Milosavljevic suffered a bad knee injury during a friendly game against Turkey while with the Serbian national team. Read more here.

August 17, 2019 - Dorsey completes Maccabi's roster
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv added more shooting touch to its perimeter with guard Tyler Dorsey who signed a one-year contract with an option for another season, the club announced on Saturday. Dorsey (1.96 meters, 23 years old) arrives from the NBA. Read more here.

August 17, 2019 - Real Madrid, Campazzo together until 2024
Real Madrid secured its point guard position for the foreseeable future when it announced a new contract with Facundo Campazzo that will have the player wearing the white jersey until 2024. Campazzo averaged 8.4 points in 34 games in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague last season. Read more here.

August 15, 2019 - Tofas puts Phillip at point guard
Tofas Bursa has a new playmaker in its backcourt with the arrival of guard Tarik Phillip who signed a one year contract with an option for another season, the club announced on Thursday. Phillip (1.90 meters, 26 years old) has spent last season with Memphis of the G-League. Read more here.

August 14, 2019 - Khimki brings in forward Jerebko
Khimki Moscow Region added size and experience to its roster by inking versatile forward Jonas Jerebko to a two-year deal. Jerebko (2.08 meters, 32 years old) arrives from Golden State of the NBA, where he averaged 5.5 points and 3.6 rebounds in 89 NBA games last season. Read more here.

August 14, 2019 - Olympiacos inks Charalampopoulos long term
Olympiacos Piraeus added more talent to its roster by signing a four-year contract with forward Vasilis Charalampopoulos. Charalampopoulos (2.02 meters, 22 years old), who can play both forward positions, returns to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague after couple seasons. Read more here.

August 14, 2019 - Lokomotiv brings in O'Bryant from Maccabi
A perennial 7DAYS EuroCup contender, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar, added another big body to its roster, bolstering its frontcourt with the signing of power forward Johnny O'Bryant. O'Bryant (2.06 meters, 26 years old) spent last year with Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv. Read more here.

August 14, 2019 - Arka adds depth with Malczyk
Asseco Arka Gdynia brought in some more veteran presence to its roster with the addition of swingman Marcin Malczyk, the club announced on Wednesday. Known for his hustle and leadership, Malczyk (1.93 meters, 37 years old) arrives from Politechnika Gdanska. Read more here.

August 14, 2019 - Buducnost adds guard Cobbs
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica brought some veteran presence into its backcourt with the addition of guard Justin Cobbs, the club announced on Tuesday night. Cobbs (1.91 meters, 28 years old) played with Cedevita Zagreb last season. Read more here.

August 14, 2019 - Bryon Allen is the new Zadar guard
In Zadar, good news are spreading very fast. That’s also the case with the new big reinforcement of the Zadar basketball club, which will, alongside Ive Ivanov, Ivan Siriscevic, James Farr, Karlo Uljarevic and Jan Palokaj, defend the colours of Zadar in the ABA League. Read more here.

August 13, 2019 - Top scorer James joins champs
When the Summer market had already started dwindling, defending champion CSKA Moscow made sure to make a big splash with the announcement of the signing of star point guard Mike James for the next season. James arrives from AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan. Read more here.

August 13, 2019 - Barcelona's Heurtel sidelined until 2020
FC Barcelona lost its floor general Thomas Heurtel for a large chunk of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season. On Monday, veteran point guard underwent a surgery to repair a partial tear of the patellar tendon in his left knee. Read more here.

August 12, 2019 - Panathinaikos inks veteran guard Athinaiou
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens added backcourt depth by signing a one-year contract with veteran guard Ioannis Athinaiou, the club announced on Monday. Athinaiou (1.93 meters, 31 years old) split last season between PAOK Thessaloniki in Greece and Fos-Provence in France. Read more here.

August 12, 2019 - Maccabi inks Sandy Cohen III
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv made official on Monday the addition of shooting guard Sandy Cohen III for the next four seasons. Cohen (1.98 meters, 23 years old) arrives directly from the NCAA, where he spent the last two seasons playing for Wisconsin-Green Bay. Read more here.

August 12, 2019 - Galatasaray tabs power forward Whittington
Galatasaray Doga Sigorta Istanbul bolstered its frontcourt with the arrival of Greg Whittington who signed a one year deal, the club announced on Monday. Whittington (2.06 meters, 26 years old) has played with Galil Gilboa last season. Read more here.

August 11, 2019 - James Farr is the new Zadar center
American player James Farr has signed with Zadar and is the new center of the Adriatic ABA League side. The agreement has been signed for one season. 26-year old James Farr, started his career, playing for Xavier Musketeers at the Ohio University (2012-16). Read more here.

August 11, 2019 - Partizan NIS part ways with Bandja Sy
Bandja Sy is no longer a player of Partizan NIS, as the two sides have terminated their contract by mutual agreement. The French forward arrived in Partizan NIS in the middle of the 2017-18 season and has helped the team win two consecutive Serbian National Cups. Read more here.

August 9, 2019 - ALBA, Coach Aito agree to new deal
The reigning EuroCup Coach of the Year, Aito Garcia Reneses, will remain on the ALBA Berlin sidelines for another season after the sides penned a new contract. Garcia Reneses, 72, has spent the past two seasons in the German capital. Read more here.

August 9, 2019 - Monaco bolsters frontcourt with Sane
AS Monaco added size and athleticism to its frontcourt with the addition of veteran power forward Landing Sane, the club announced on Thursday. Sane (2.11 meters, 28 years old) spent last season bouncing between three clubs. He started 2018-19 campaign with Levallois. Read more here.

August 8, 2019 - MoraBanc and Walker continue together
MoraBanc Andorra re-signed swingman David Walker for two more seasons. Walker has spent the past three years with MoraBanc. Last season in the 7DAYS EuroCup, with the team reaching the semifinals, Walker played and started in only eight games due to injury problems. Read more here.

August 8, 2019 - Zenit signs EuroCup Finals MVP Thomas
Zenit St Petersburg improved its backcourt by inking power forward Will Thomas to a two-year deal, the club announced Wednesday. Thomas (2.03 meters, 33 years old) arrives from Valencia Basket, where he averaged 11.8 points on excellent shooting percentages. Read more here.

August 7, 2019 - Partizan gets bigger with Parakhouski
Partizan NIS Belgrade added size, power and experience to its roster by inking center Artsiom Parakhouski to a one-year deal, the club announced Wednesday. Parakhouski (2.11 meters, 31 years old) arrives from Rytas Vilnius, which he joined before the 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16. Read more here.

August 7, 2019 - Galatasaray brings back three
Galatasaray Doga Sigorta Istanbul had a busy Wednesday as it announced the contract extension for three players: Zach Auguste, Aaron Harrison and Tai Webster. Big man Auguste (2.08 meters, 26 years old) penned a one-year contract with the team. Read more here.

August 7, 2019 - Promitheas inks forward Agravanis
Promitheas Patras boosted its front line for its upcoming 7DAYS EuroCup debut by signing forward Dimitris Agravanis, the club announced on Tuesday. Agravanis (2.08 meters, 24 years old) arrives from Olympiacos Piraeus, where he spent the last six seasons. Read more here.

August 6, 2019 - Joventut acquires sharpshooter Prepelic on loan
Joventut Badalona added a big scoring threat into its backcourt with the arrival of guard Klemen Prepelic on loan from Real Madrid. Prepelic (1.91 meters, 26 years old) helped Real reached the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four and win the Spanish League title last season. Read more here.

August 6, 2019 - Ulm closes roster with veteran Dragic
Veteran swingman Zoran Dragic is returning to his roots in the 7DAYS EuroCup after being signed to join ratiopharm Ulm for the coming season. Dragic (1.96 meters, 30 years old) debuted in the EuroCup with Krka Novo Mesto in his native Slovenia back in the 2011-12 season. Read more here.

August 6, 2019 - Tofas lands veteran scorer Lojeski
Tofas Bursa has made veteran scorer Matt Lojeski its newest addition for the 2019-20 7DAYS EuroCup season, agreeing with him on a one-year contract with an option for one more. Lojeski (1.98 meters, 34 years old) has played the last six seasons in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. Read more here.

August 5, 2019 - Odenburg gets guard Amaize on loan
EWE Baskets Oldenburg announced that it had acquired point guard Robin Amaize on loan from fellow German club FC Bayern Munich for the upcoming 7DAYS EuroCup season. Amaize (1.88 meters, 25 years old) debuted in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague last season for Bayern. Read more here.

August 5, 2019 - Lokomotiv tabs forward Dekker
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar added talent in its frontcourt on Monday by signing versatile forward Sam Dekker for his 7DAYS EuroCup debut. Dekker (2.06 meters, 25 years old) has spend his entire four-year pro career in the NBA. Read more here.

August 5, 2019 - Rytas invests in future with Kalogiros
Rytas Vilnius signed a promising teenage forward Andreas Kalogiros to a multiyear contract, the Lithuanian club announced on Monday. Kalogiros (2.03 meters, 16 years old), who has been playing with Mantoulidis in his native Greece. Read more here.

August 3, 2019 - Lokomotiv, Kalnietis together again
Lokomotiv Kuban is reuniting with Mantas Kalnietis, the starting point guard on its only 7DAYS EuroCup title team, the club announced on Friday. Kalnietis (1.95 meters, 32 years old) is among the most experienced floor generals in Europe. Read more here.

August 3, 2019 - Record-holder Markovic joins Virtus backcourt
The leading assist-maker in 7DAYS EuroCup history, point guard Stefan Markovic, has a new team, Segafredo Virtus Bologna, for whom to make his passes next season. Markovic will play his 10th Eurocup season by forming a backcourt duo with recently signed Milos Teodosic. Read more here.

August 3, 2019 - Ulm gives the ball to teen guard Hayes
7DAYS EuroCup fans will have another top young talent to keep their eyes on this season after ratiopharm Ulm signed teenage guard Killian Hayes to a three-year contract. Hayes made his French League debut with Cholet at age 16 and was a part-time starter last season. Read more here.

August 3, 2019 - Marko Tejic inks a 2-year contract with FMP
Marko Tejic is returning to ABA League as he signed a 2-year contract with FMP! This 23-year old power forward is therefore ready to start his second spell with the Panthers after he played for this team in 2016. Marko Tejic spent most of his pro career in Crvena zvezda mts. Read more here.

August 3, 2019 - Quincy Miller new Cibona player
Quincy Miller is coming to Zagreb as a reinforcement at the forward and power forward positions. In 2012 he was selected at the NBA Draft as the 38th pick by the Denver Nuggets and afterwards spent the next three seasons playing for Denver, Sacramento and Detroit. Read more here.

August 3, 2019 - Krka pen deal with Gani Lawal
Krka announced that they have signed a contract with Nigerian/American center Gani Lawal! This 30-year old player has changed many clubs during his pro career. Lawal was drafted by the Phoenix Suns with the 46th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. Read more here.

August 2, 2019 - Panathinaikos renews veteran center Vougioukas
The Greek powerhouse Panathinaikos OPAP Athens announced on Thursday it will keep veteran big man Ian Vougioukas who signed a new one-year deal with an option for the second season. Vougioukas (2.10 meters, 34 years old) is in his second stint with the Greens. Read more here.

August 2, 2019 - Bayern adds size with All-EuroCup center Lessort
FC Bayern Munich bolstered its frontcourt by inking big man Mathias Lessort to a one-year deal, the club announced Thursday. Lessort (2.06 meters, 23 years old) arrives from Unicaja Malaga, where he averaged 11 points and 5.4 rebounds in 19 7DAYS EuroCup games last season. Read more here.

August 2, 2019 - Baskonia lands shooting guard Stauskas
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz added firepower to its roster by inking shooting guard Nik Stauskas to a one-year deal, the club announced Thursday. Stauskas (1.98 meters, 25 years old) arrives from Cleveland of the NBA, where he averaged 5.5 points in 24 games last season. Read more here.

August 2, 2019 - CSKA brings aboard combo guard Baker
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champion CSKA Moscow continued reshaping its new backcourt on Thursday by signing combo guard Ron Baker to a one-year contract. Baker (1.93 meters, 26 years old) has split his first three pro careers between New York and Washington of the NBA. Read more here.

August 2, 2019 - Zalgiris adds, loans top prospect Digbeu
Zalgiris Kaunas reached an agreement with guard Tom Digbeu, who signed a multi-year deal with the Lithuanian powerhouse on Thursday. Digbeu (1.95 meters, 17 years old) will be sent on loan to another Lithuanian team, Prienai, next season. Read more here.

August 2, 2019 - Tofas retains young forward Mustafa
Tofas Bursa announced on Thursday it is keeping one of its most promising young players, forward Muhaymin Mustafa who signed a one-year deal. Mustafa (1.96 meters, 19 years old) arrived at Tofas last summer on loan from Anadolu Efes Istanbul. Read more here.

August 1, 2019 - Khimki, center Mozgov reunite
Khimki Moscow Region has signed veteran center Timofey Mozgov to a one-year deal, for what will be his third stint with the club. Mozgov (2.16 meters, 33 years old) has spent the past eight seasons in the NBA, spare a period back with Khimki during the 2011-12 season. Read more here.

August 1, 2019 - Bayern adds guard Flaccadori
FC Bayern Munich strengthened its backcourt by inking guard Diego Flaccadori to a two-year deal. Flaccadori (1.94 meters, 23 years old) arrives from Dolimiti Energia Trento, where he averaged 10.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.1 assists in eight 7DAYS EuroCup games last season. Read more here.

August 1, 2019 - ALBA re-signs Mattisseck, completes roster
ALBA Berlin reached a new agreement with up-and-coming guard Jonas Mattisseck, who re-signed his contract until the end of the 2022-23 season. Mattisseck (1.94 meters, 19 years old) averaged 7.4 points and 2.6 assists in five 7DAYS EuroCup games with ALBA last season. Read more here.

August 1, 2019 - Maccabi inks forward Acy
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv has boosted its perimeter with the acquisition of veteran forward Quincy Acy for the coming Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season. Acy (2.01 meters, 28 years old) has spent most of his seven-year pro career in the NBA, appearing in 10 games last season with Phoenix. Read more here.

August 1, 2019 - Limoges adds playmaker Varanauskas
Limoges CSP completed its backcourt for the upcoming season by inking playmaker Ovidijus Varanauskas to a one-year deal. Varanauskas (1.88 meters, 28 years old) arrives from Trefl Sopot, where he averaged 12.5 points and 3.0 assists in 13 Polish League games last season. Read more here.

August 1, 2019 - Nanterre goes young with Da Silva
Nanterre 92 is putting its faith in youth with the signing of teenage point guard Anthony Da Silva for the coming 7DAYS EuroCup season. Da Silva arrives on a one-year loan from his previous team, Real Betis Seville of Spain, which won Spain's second-division title last season. Read more here.

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