BC Khimki has signed a contract with US center, ex-New Jersey Nets player, who started 2015-2016 season in BC Kalev (Estonia) Josh Boone. The contract was agreed to the end of this season.
Pavel Astakhov, BC Khimki General Manager:
“In view of Davis’s injury we needed to strengthen our roster with a big man who can play fourth and fifth positions. Taking into account our solid schedule, it’s hard to play 30 and 35 minutes for Augustine although Sokolov helps us a lot. Having examined several number of candidatures, along with coaching staff we decided to choose Josh Boone. He has NBA experience and has played well in Estonian Kalev so far. We hope he’ll help us to achieve our goals”.
Rimas Kurtinaitis, BC Khimki head coach:
“Josh Boone is an experienced player, and despite his age of 31 years old he is quick and mobile. In addition, he is a perfect rebounder. I mean, he is a good athlete. Boone has good stats as he exercised the NBA school and played there well. He is averaging 11.5 rebounds and 4 rebounds in the offense that is the very position we needed to improve. This is especially important, as Paul Davis is still injured. Moreover, Augustine plays for 30 minutes and more and sometimes he needs to be replaced. It’s good that we signed Sokolov a month ago. So now we are strengthening our frontcourt and we’ll try to regulate time among all players”.
Birthday – November 21, 1984
Position – center
Height – 208 cm.
Weight – 108 kg.
Nationality — USA
Entry to club since 2016
2003-2006 – Connecticut Huskies (NCAA, USA),
2006-2010 – New Jersey Nets (NBA, USA),
2010-2012 – Zhejiang Golden Bulls (China),
2013 – Iowa Energy (D-League, USA),
2014 – San Miguel Beermen (Philippines),
2014 – Iowa Energy (D-League, USA),
2014-2015 — Al Manama (Bahrain),
2015-2016 — Kalev (Estonia),
Since January 13, 2016 – BC Khimki
2004 — NCAA champion,
2005 — Big East Defensive Player of the Year (NCAA),
2006 – Selected by New Jersey Nets in the first round (# 23 overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft
2015 — Bahraini Premier League champion, Bahrain Cup champion, Estonian Cup winner
2015-2016 stats (in VTB United League):
Games played – 14 (Starting – 13), Mins – 30.08, Pts – 13.4, Rebounds – 11.5, Assists – 1.8, Efficiency — 19.1