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  News archive May 2020


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May 31, 2020 - Mike James for three more years in CSKA
According to Nikos Varlas of Eurohoops, the 29-year-old guard will re-sign with CSKA Moscow. Despite the rumors that wanted Mike James towards the exit of CSKA, the American “scoring machine” from the US will reportedly stay in Moscow for three more years. Read more here.

May 31, 2020 - Maccabi Tel-Aviv parts ways with Nate Wolters
Maccabi Tel-Aviv announced on Sunday they have parted ways with guard Nate Wolters. Wolters, who was dealing with injuries during the season, averaged 7.5 points, 2.7 assists, and 1.8 rebounds in 15 EuroLeague games. Read more here.

May 30, 2020 - Milano, Della Valle part ways
Amedeo Della Valle announced that he won’t continue with Olimpia Milano via an Instagram post. The Italian player is parting ways with the club after two years. Della Valle averaged 5.9 points and 0.9 rebounds in 11:59 minutes over 21 EuroLeague games with Milano in 2018-2019. Read more here.

May 30, 2020 - Milan keeps center Tarczewski until 2023
AX Armani Exchange Milan has preserved a key member of its frontcourt for the near future by signing center Kaleb Tarczewski to a new three-year contract until 2023. Tarczewski (2.13 meters, 27 years old) has already played three seasons as a full-time starter for Milan. Read more here.

May 29, 2020 - ASVEL re-unites with swingman Lacombe
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne started filling its roster for the 2020-21 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season by reuniting with veteran swingman Paul Lacombe, who signed a contract for the next four years, the club announced on Friday. Read more here.

May 29, 2020 - Alen Hodzic moves to Ljubljana
Alen Hodzic, a sniper from Koper who is also known as an uncompromising player on both sides of the floor, is coming to Ljubljana. The Slovenian national team player has signed a two-year contract with Cedevita Olimpija. Read more here.

May 29, 2020 - Koper Primorska parted ways with Ziga Dimec
Ziga Dimec, long time Slovenia national team member has agreed with the Koper side for contract termination. Dimec arrived to Koper at the start of the 2019-20 season and helped the club to won Slovenian Super Cup and Slovenian National Cup. Read more here.

May 28, 2020 - Real Madrid re-signs Carroll
Real Madrid reached a new agreement with shooting guard Jaycee Carroll to keep working together for one more year, until the end of the 2020-21 season, the club announced Thursday. With this agreement, Carroll is set to play a full decade with Los Blancos. Read more here.

May 28, 2020 - Cedevita Olimpija parts ways with Mulalic, Zagorac and Krampelj
After an agreement with the players, Cedevita Olimpija parts ways with Mirko Mulalic, Sasa Zagorac and Martin Krampelj. All three joined Ljubljana’s squad in the summer 2019. The club's management will be continuing building the team for the 2020-21 season. Read more here.

May 27, 2020 - Virtus adds power forward Alibegovic
Segafredo Virtus Bologna bolstered its frontcourt by inking power forward Amar Alibegovic, who signed a multi-year deal with the 7DAYS EuroCup powerhouse on Wednesday. Alibegovic (2.07 meters, 25 years old) arrives from Virtus Rome. Read more here.

May 26, 2020 - Milan inks guard Moretti long-term
AX Armani Exchange Milan hit the ground running on plans for the 2020-21 season when it signed young guard Davide Moretti to a five-year contract on Tuesday. Moretti spent the last three seasons playing NCAA basketball with Texas Tech in the United States. Read more here.

May 25, 2020 - Nedovic left Milano
28-year old Serbian ex-international guard Nemanja Nedovic (191-87kg-91, agency: BeoBasket) left AX Armani Exchange Milano (Serie A). In 17 games he recorded 7.9ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.7apg in Euroleague this season. Read more here.

May 25, 2020 - Keifer Sykes leaves Milano
26-year old American point guard Keifer Sykes (183-82kg-93, college: Green Bay, agency: Pensack Sports) left AX Armani Exchange Milano (Serie A). In 12 games he recorded 7.3ppg, 1.2rpg and 2.0apg in Euroleague this season. Read more here.

May 25, 2020 - EuroLeague and EuroCup seasons canceled
The 2019-20 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and 7DAYS EuroCup seasons are canceled. The licensed teams agreed with Jordi Bertomeu’s proposal that opened Monday’s ECA Shareholders Executive Board. Read more here.

May 24, 2020 - Ante Zizic reportedly a candidate for Maccabi
Ante Zizic will be emerging as a candidate for Maccabi Tel Aviv if the player decides to leave the NBA and return to Europe, according to Israeli website One. The Croatian center will hit the upcoming offseason as an unrestricted free agent. Read more here.

May 24, 2020 - Maccabi Haifa signs Jerai Grant
Jerai Grant moves to Maccabi Haifa for the remainder of the 2019-20 season upon the resumption of the Israeli League in June. He started the season with AEK and posted an average of 5.5 points across 20 minutes in 16 Basketball Champions League games. Read more here.

May 24, 2020 - Panathinaikos reportedly in advanced talks with Lorenzo Brown
Panathinaikos is in advanced talks with Lorenzo Brown, according to Nikos Varlas of Eurohoops.net. Brown played for Crvena Zvezda this season, averaging 12.3 points and 4.6 assists prior to the EuroLeague suspension. Read more here.

May 24, 2020 - Giorgos Vovoras will serve as Panathinaikos’ head coach
After spending six years as the team’s assistant coach, Giorgos Vovoras will be the head coach of Panathinaikos, per Eurohoops. Following the departure of Rick Pitino, it’s time for the man who knows the team very well to serve as the head coach. Read more here.

May 23, 2020 - Kendrick Perry joins Cedevita Olimpija
Cedevita Olimpija has started with the composition of the team for the upcoming competition season 2020-21. The first reinforcement of the Ljubljana's team is the outstanding Guard from the United States, Kendrick Perry. Read more here.

May 22, 2020 - ASVEL announces termination of contract with Coach Mitrovic
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne has announced the termination of its contract with head coach Zvezdan Mitrovic, who coached the club in its return to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague this season. Mitrovic, 50, joined ASVEL in the summer of 2018. Read more here.

May 21, 2020 - Jacques Alingue returns to JDA Dijon
Jacques Alingue signed with JDA Dijon, the French Basketball Champions League club announced on Thursday. From 2014 to 2018, the 32-year-old French forward/center went through his first stint with Dijon. An Achilles injury prematurely ended his lengthy and successful run. Read more here.

May 21, 2020 - Jaycee Carroll reportedly re-signs with Real Madrid
Real Madrid and Jaycee Carroll agreed to renew their contract for another season, according to Ignacio Ojeda. Rumored to be considering retirement, Carroll is instead set to extend his contract up to the conclusion of the 2020-21 season. Read more here.

May 21, 2020 - Kyle Wiltjer extends his contract with Turk Telekom
Kyle Wiltjer announced via his twitter account that he will play for one more season with Turk Telekom. The 28 years old power forward averaged 13,4 ppg this year in the Turkish BSL while shooting 46,4% on the field. Read more here.

May 20, 2020 - Domagoj Vukovic pens new 2-year deal with Zadar
Domagoj Vukovic has extended his contract with Zadar for 2 more years! This is certainly excellent news for all Zadar fans, as Vukovic has been one of the best team players in the ongoing season. Vukovic averaged 10 points and 7.5 rebounds in the regular season. Read more here.

May 20, 2020 - Panathinaikos targeting Martin Hermannsson
According to Eurohoops, Panathinaikos will try to sign Alba’s guard. Taking into consideration the fact that Nick Calathes will probably leave the club, Panathinaikos is trying to add some experience and talent in the guards position. Read more here.

May 19, 2020 - Darussafaka, Bilbao, Rytas Vilnius commit to BCL
The admission process for the 2020-21 season of the Basketball Champions League has begun and Darussafaka, Bilbao Basket and Rytas Vilnius have confirmed their participation in the upcoming fifth season of the competition. Read more here.

May 19, 2020 - Bourg inks Darel Poirier
JL Bourg Basket (Jeep ELITE ProA) agreed terms with 22-year old French center Darel Poirier (208-97, agency: Slash Sports). He moved there from Windy City Bulls (NBA G League) in the U.S. where he played this season. In 5 games he had 8.6ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.0bpg. Read more here.

May 16, 2020 - CSKA to re-sign Mike James
EuroLeague star Mike James has reportedly re-signed with CSKA Moscow for two more years, as reported by iz.ru. The deal will be signed once James returns to Moscow at the end of quarantine. Read more here.

May 15, 2020 - Justin Cobbs blue and white for two more seasons
After Aleksa Ilic and Nikola Ivanovic, point guard Justin Cobbs has extended his contract with the Moraca-based team. Excellent playmaker has agreed on terms with Buducnost VOLI for two more seasons. Read more here.

May 14, 2020 - Malcolm Delaney and Barcelona part ways
The player’s contract was due to expire on June 30th but both sides decided to end their cooperation earlier. Barcelona has started practicing again with the experienced guard staying in the United States. Read more here.

May 14, 2020 - Strasbourg signs JB Maille to a three-year deal
SIG Strasbourg has signed Jean-Baptiste ‘JB’ Maille to a three-year deal. He arrives in Strasbourg after spending the previous season with Chalons-Reims. While he was still under contract with Chalons, the two teams have reached an agreement. Read more here.

May 14, 2020 - Baskonia reportedly interested in re-signing Patricio Garino
Baskonia is planning ahead for the following season and wants to keep Patricio Garino on board and the interest is also shared by the player’s side, as reported by noticiasdealava.eus. The 26-year-old shooting guard/small forward suffered an ACL tear in late November. Read more here.

May 14, 2020 - Buducnost VOLI extend contracts with Nikola Ivanovic and Aleksa Ilic
Buducnost announced that they have extended contracts with Nikola Ivanovic and Aleksa Ilic! Ivanovic signed a new 1-year deal, while Ilic penned a 2-year contract extension. Ivanovic has been part of Buducnost from 2011 to 2015, while he then returned in 2017. Read more here.

May 13, 2020 - Burrows comes back to Fos-Provence
FOS Provence Basket (ProB) added to their roster experienced 34-year old Bahamas international forward Jaraun Burrows (203-100kg-85, college: PFW). It is actually his comeback to Provence Basket as he has played here before. Read more here.

May 13, 2020 - Desi Washington (ex Ankara B.) is a newcomer at Hapoel Holon
Hapoel Unet Holon added to their roster American guard Desi Washington. He moved there from Ankara Anadolu Basket in Turkish TBL league where he played the last season. In 9 games he recorded very impressive stats: 26.6ppg, 4.2rpg, 5.4apg and 1.6spg this season. Read more here.

May 13, 2020 - Barcelona players get back in action
FC Barcelona players got back to work on Wednesday morning. As noted by the Spanish powerhouse, the players trained individually following implemented guidelines minimizing the health risks for themselves and coaches. Read more here.

May 13, 2020 - AEK considering Moses Kingsley
AEK is looking into adding Moses Kingsley, according to Eurohoops sources. A slow market due to the coronavirus pandemic does not prevent the Queen from checking players. Kingsley is among early considerations for Ilias Papatheodorou’s side. Read more here.

May 13, 2020 - Ljubljana reportedly wants to host the Final tournament of the EuroLeague
Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, wants to host the final tournament of the EuroLeague, according to Dnevnik. Per the report, the city has embarked on a “serious campaign” to host the final stage of the EuroLeague, in case the season resumes. Read more here.

May 11, 2020 - Partizan, Paige pen two-year extension
Partizan NIS Belgrade and point guard Marcus Paige will spend another two seasons together after the sides agreed to a contract extension over the weekend. Paige first came to the club in the summer of 2018 and has helped Partizan reach back-to-back Serbian Cups. Read more here.

May 11, 2020 - Ioannis Kastritis extends contract with Hapoel Tel Aviv for another season
After 15 years of coaching in Greece, Ioannis Kastritis moved to Israel to take over on the bench of Hapoel Tel Aviv back in January and the two sides have agreed to stay together for the next season as well. Read more here.

May 11, 2020 - Turkish League season has been canceled, no champion and no relegation
Turkish Basketball Federation president Hidayet Turkoglu announced that the 2019-20 season is canceled. There will be no champions and the teams are safe from relegation while the current standings will be used for the allocation of European tickets. Read more here.

May 11, 2020 - Venezia target Rasid Mahalbasic
Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) eye 29-year old Austrian ex-international center Rasid Mahalbasic (211-112kg-90, agency: BeoBasket) who currently played at EWE Baskets Oldenburg in Germany. Mahalbasic has played there for the last three years. Read more here.

May 11, 2020 - Gasper Potocnik will stay the head coach of Szolnok
The management of the club and the slovenian head coach agreed for the coming season, so Gasper Potocnik will lead the team for one more season. The 40 years old Potocnik joined the club in November, 2019 as a well-known coach in Hungary. Read more here.

May 11, 2020 - Ivan Llull re-signs with Martorell
Martorell and Ivan Llull (185-PG-92) have agreed on terms of contract extension. The point guard will enter the third season with the team. Ivan Llull notched 6.5 points, 3.0 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game in EBA last season. Read more here.

May 11, 2020 - Luc Loubaki re-signs with Lille
Luc Loubaki (191-PG-97) has extended the deal with Lille. The point guard will stay for another season with the team. Luc Loubaki joined Lille in 2019. He notched 7.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game in ProB last season. Read more here.

May 6, 2020 - Bayer Giants add Hujic to their roster
Bayer Giants Leverkusen (ProA) added to their roster 23-year old point guard Haris Hujic (192-85kg-97). He played last season at Rostock Seawolves. In 23 ProA games he recorded 6.2ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.9apg and 1.0spg last season. Read more here.

May 6, 2020 - Keravnos extend American Ahmaad Rorie
Keravnos Strovolou confirmed 24-year old American point guard Ahmaad Rorie. In 21 OPAP Basket League games he recorded 13.6ppg, 5.0rpg, 3.5apg and 1.9spg (in top 3) this season. He helped them to win the Supercup and end the regular season at the top position. Read more here.

May 6, 2020 - Enea Astoria inks Corey Sanders, ex Oliveirense
Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz (EBL) agreed terms with 23-year old American guard Corey Sanders (188-83kg-97, college: Rutgers). He spent last season at Oliveirense in Portuguese LPB league. In 7 games he had 10.3ppg, 4.0rpg and 5.1apg last season. Read more here.

May 5, 2020 - Fran Vazquez reportedly decided to retire
Fran Vazquez turned 37 on May 1 and according to Encestando, is expected to announce his decision to retire in the next couple of days. The Spanish center played has been playing for Casademont Zaragoza since 2018. Read more here.

May 5, 2020 - Real Madrid to reportedly resume practices next week
Real Madrid is planning to resume practices next week, according to the Spanish newspaper Marca. The “Whites” will return to practices progressively and following the guidelines set by the respective health authorities. Read more here.

May 5, 2020 - Real Madrid and Zenit Saint Petersburg reportedly interested in signing Arturas Gudaitis
Real Madrid and Zenit St. Petersburg are interested in signing the center of Olimpia Milano Arturas Gudaitis, per Donatas Urbonas. The Lithuanian big man is under contract with the Italians until 2021 and his contract includes a buyout clause. Read more here.

May 4, 2020 - Unicaja's Fernandez undergoes surgery
Unicaja Malaga guard Jaime Fernandez will be sidelined indefinitely due to an operation on his feet, the club announced Saturday. Fernandez has suffered from heel problems in both feet this season, which has limited him and even caused him to miss several games. Read more here.

May 3, 2020 - Maccabi Tel Aviv offered a two-year contract to Tomer Ginat
Even though the Euroleague hasn’t decided yet on whether the season will be officially canceled, Maccabi Tel Aviv is already out in the market looking for new players. According to Roi Cohen, Maccabi has made a two-year contract offer to Hapoel’s captain Tomer Ginat. Read more here.

May 2, 2020 - Sehovic remains at Mornar
Sead Sehovic extended with the Topolica squad, for which he has been averaging 4.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists this season. The Montenegrin international has had a great season in the role of the second point guard of the Bar squad. Read more here.

May 1, 2020 - Derek Needham is staying in Mornar
Mornar announced that they have extended the contract with Derek Needham for 1 more season. This 29-year old point guard has averaged 11.5 points, 4.5 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game so far in the 2019-20 ABA League regular season. Read more here.

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