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  • Miercurea Ciuc inks Joris Ortega
    on October 22, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    Joris OrtegaCSM VSKC Miercurea Ciuc (Liga Nationala) agreed terms with 27-year old French shooting guard Joris Ortega (188cm-85kg). Ortega played last season at Oberhaching in German ProB. In 18 games he had 12.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.7apg and 1.0spg. He has played also professionally for other French teams like Hyeres-Toulon, JSA Bordeaux and Orchesien BC. His team made it to the French U21 Championships (Trophee du Futur) Semifinals in 2012.

  • Duane Morgan is a newcomer at Avignon/Pontet
    on October 22, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    Duane MorganUS Avignon/Pontet Basket (NM1) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old American (has also Jamaican passport) power forward Duane Morgan (198cm-93, college: Adelphi) for season 2021-22. Morgan has played for the last two years at Aurore de Vitre. In 20 NM1 games in France he recorded 11.4ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.2spg last season. Good year as he was voted League Player of the Week. He is quite experienced player. Thanks to Morgan's pro career he managed to play on three different...

  • Rueil sign Maodo Nguirane
    on October 22, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    MaodoNguiraneRueil Athletic Club Basket (NM1) landed 27-year old Senegalese-Spanish ex-international 210cm center Maodo Nguirane for new season. Nguirane is the second foreign player in the roster as USA Gregg Thondique signed here earlier. He played most recently at SAM Basket Massagno in Swiss SBL league. In 5 games he averaged 8.8ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.4apg last season. He also played for Ezzahra Sports (ProA) in Tunisian league where in 5 games he had 8.8ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.4apg. He was a member of...

  • Dante Cunningham (ex Santurce) is a newcomer at Le Mans
    on October 22, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    DanteCunninghamLe Mans Sarthe Basket (Jeep ELITE ProA) added to their roster experienced 34-year old American forward Dante Cunningham (203cm-104kg-87, college: Villanova) for season 2021-22. Cunningham played last summer at Cangrejeros de Santurce in Puerto Rican BSN league, but left the team in August. In 10 games he recorded 11.5ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.1apg and 1.6spg. In 2009 he was drafted by Portland Trail Blazers (NBA) in second round (33rd overall). He attended Villanova University and it will be his...

  • Stjarnan signs Robert Turner III, ex Vitre
    on October 22, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    RobertTurnerIIIStjarnan (Dominos League) signed 28-year old American guard Robert Turner III (188cm-82kg-93, college: Texas Tech) for upcoming 2021-22 season. Turner has played for the last two seasons at Aurore de Vitre in French NM1 league. In 22 games he was league's second best scorer with impressive 20.5ppg and averaged 3.7rpg, 3.1apg and 1.4spg last season. 2020-21 was a great year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 Honorable Mention and League Player of the Week. He is quite...

  • Bonn edge Le Portel in test game
    on October 22, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    JeremyMorganLe Portel - Bonn 80-85 Bonn overcame Le Portel in the pre-season game in France. Jeremy Morgan (196-G-95, college: UNI) stepped up with 28 points to lead the charge. Bonn scored 26 points in the first period to take a 4-point lead. The teams traded baskets throughout the second period. Bonn ensured a 45-41 halftime advantage. Bonn unloaded 27 points in the third period to secure an 11-point lead at the final break. Le Portel cut the deficit in the fourth term but could not avoid the loss.

  • Thomas Smallwood (ex Tours) is a newcomer at Menorca
    on October 22, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    ThomasSmallwoodHestia Menorca (LEB Silver) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old French 213cm center Thomas Smallwood, college: Chattanooga for season 2021-22. He played most recently at Union Tours Metropole Basket in French ProB. In 17 NM1 games he recorded 6.3ppg and 3.0rpg last season. Smallwood helped them to win the regular season. He also spent pre-season at Aris Leeuwarden (DBL) in Dutch league. Smallwood was a member of French U18 National Team back in 2013. He has played also...

  • Le Portel inks Femi Olujobi
    on October 22, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    Femi OlujobiESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale (Jeep ELITE ProA) signed 25-year old American (has also Jamaican passport) power forward Femi Olujobi (206cm-117kg-96, college: DePaul, agency: Slash Sports) for upcoming 2021-22 season. Olujobi played last season at MZT Skopje in North Macedonian Prva Liga. In 27 games he had 14.9ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.3apg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. 2020-21 was a great season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-North Macedonian League Import Player of the...

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