Partizan NIS Belgrade started the new Zeljko Obradovic era with a bang, signing a two-year deal with guard Kevin Punter, the club announced on Friday night.
Partizan inks scoring ace Punter
Punter (1.93 meters, 28 years old) is coming off a stellar campaign in a jersey of AX Armani Exchange Milan, where he averaged 14.3 points in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, finishing just outside the Top 10 in scoring. Punter started 33 of 36 games, helping Milan reach the Final Four. He also averaged 11.1 points in Italian League action. Punter made his EuroLeague debut a season earlier with Olympiacos Piraeus, before joining Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade mid-season and posting 15.9 points on 48.1% three-point shooting in 12 games with Partizan's arch-rival. Punter also played for Virtus Segafredo Bologna in the 2018-19 season, when he led the team to the Basketball Champions League title while claiming the final four MVP honors. It was Punter's second consecutive BCL title; he lifted the trophy with AEK Athens in 2018. Punter started his professional career with Lavrio of Greece and also played for Antwerp Giants in Belgium as well as Rosa Radom in Poland. Now, he returns to Belgrade where he is set to make his 7DAYS EuroCup debut.