Bruno Cerella accepted the loan to Reyer Venezia and will play with the Italian champions next season, a source told Sportando. Cerella has two years remaining on his contract with Milano but he will play in Venezia next season also replacing Stefano Tonut who is likely to miss a few months of action due to back problems. Cerella won two Serie A titles with Olimpia Milano.
Estudiantes signed Latvian player Davis Geks for the next three seasons. The player born in 1995 will spend next season on loan with Oviedo. Geks comes from Barons Riga where he averaged 11.5ppg in the last Latvian league.
San Pablo Burgos announced the signing of Deon Thompson. The American forward spent last season with Galatasaray averaging 5.7 points and 2.3 rebounds per game in BSL and 4.2 points and 2.1 rebounds per game in EuroLeague. Source:
Vladimir Stimac is officially a new player of Anadolu Efes Istanbul. The Serbian big man penned a 1+1 deal with the Turkish team Stimac spent last season in Turkey with Besiktas. Source:
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Melbourne United have completed the final piece of puzzle today announcing the signing of star import Casper Ware for the 2017-18 NBL season. The 27-year old American quickly became a fan-favourite when he joined the Club in Round 7 of the 2016-17 season, taking out the Club’s Most Valuable Player honours and being named in the All-NBL First Team. With the opportunity to have a full pre-season under his belt and the addition of some explosive new talent alongside him, Ware is looking forward to returning to the NBL in Melbourne. “I’m feeling very excited about heading back to a place that I love playing at” Ware shared from the US. “I feel really comfortable coming back there and that was a big part of my decision. Being around the fans and the Melbourne United organisation – they just all make it feel like home”. It’s been a busy off-season for the point-guard who has spent time playing in several countries around the globe during his time away. Immediately following the 2016-17 season, Ware headed to France to play for ASVEL alongside fellow Melbourne star Dave Andersen. Source:
It will be Kiril Bolshakov 2.0 in Cantù. The Ukrainian will be named again head coach of Pallacanestro Cantù after the departure of Carlo Recalcati. Bolshakov coached Cantù last season but was replaced by Carlo Recalcati in the final part of the season. Marco Sodini, who was supposed to the promoted head coach, will remain as assistant.