Press July 2011

23 julyPGE Turow releases near-complete roster

Turkish Airlines Euroleague hopeful PGE Turow Zgorzelec released a near-complete roster for the 2011-12 season on Friday, which includes two players re-signed from last year's Polish League runner-up squad and five new faces, who join a handful of players already under contract. The players that re-signed are swingman David Jackson and forward Michak Gabinski. Among the newcomers is one former Turow player, Michal Chylinski, and four arriving for the first time: former Euroleague champ Giedrus Gustas, Aaron Cel, Ronald Moore and Artur Mielczarek.

15 julyUNICS lands Henry Domercant

A veteran bomber is back to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, as Unics announced the arrival of Henry Domercant, who inked a two-year deal with the reigning Eurocup champion on Thursday. Domercant (1.92 meters, 30 years old) arrives from Spartak St.Petersburg, where he averaged 15.7 points and 1.3 steals in 33 Russian League games last season.

14 julyReal Madrid adds Carroll

Real Madrid added more fire power to its roster by inking last season's Eurocup top scorer Jaycee Carroll to a three-year deal, the club announced Thursday. Carroll (1.88 meters, 28 years old) arrives from Gran Canaria, where he averaged 19 points on 42.3% three-pointers, 87.8% free throws, 2.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 12 Eurocup games last season. He helped Gran Canaria to finished fifth in the Spanish League regular season and reach the Eurocup Last 16. Carroll was chosen to the All-Spanish League first team last season and led the competition in scoring in his two years at Gran Canaria. Carroll joined Gran Canaria from BancaTercas Teramo, where he averaged 16.4 points on excellent shooting and 4.4 rebounds in the Italian League in 2008-09, his first overseas. The high-scoring guard finished his college basketball career at Utah State University in 2008 as the school’s all-time leading scorer. He was also named the Western Athletic Conference's Player of the Year following his senior season. Carroll will keep filling the baskets for the Whites in his Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut season.

14 julyCharleroi, Vilnius chosen to host Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds

Two cities whose hearts beat for basketball – Charleroi, Belgium and Vilnius, Lithuania – have been chosen to jump-start the new 2011-12 season as the hosts of Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds next fall. The 6,000-seat Spiroudome in Charleroi and the 11-000-seat Siemens Arena in Vilnius both will host qualifying-round games between September 29 and October 2. In deciding on the two venues, criteria such as the hosts experience with organizing past sporting events, the response of local fans to similar events and the quality of the arena, as well as the facilities within the surrounding area, were taken into consideration.

7 julyTurkish Airlines Euroleague Draw 2011-12

The thoughts of sneakers squeaking and balls sailing through the nets were on the minds of all Thursday as the draws for the 2011-12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season and Qualifying Rounds and the Eurocup Qualifying Round took place in Barcelona, Spain.

5 julyLatest signings

Petr Samoylenko (185-G-77) extended with Unics for another two years. Kazan remains the home city for the Russian Guard.

5 julyEmus edged Russia at the start of the 1/8 Finals stage of Group E

Australia U19-Russia U19 85:78

5 julyEvgeniy Kolesnikov and Spartak part ways

Evgeniy Kolesnikov (195-G-85) and Spartak part ways as the Russian Guard is not coming back to the team. After two years with the squad, Evgeniy will move to another squad to be named soon.

4 july2011-12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Draw seeds

REGULAR SEASON DRAW CRITERIA & PROCEDURE


GROUP DRAW

The draw will be held according to seeds.

4 julyCSKA and Boban Marjanovic parted the ways

Our club and center Boban Marjanovic agreed to terminate the contract valid until summer of 2012. Serb was rented to Zalgiris after the end of the Euroleague regular season and became the Lithuanian champion with Kaunas club.