Three teams made most of the headlines in the 7DAYS EuroCup over the past week with several major moves to prepare for the 2022-23 season.
The week in EuroCup signings
London puts finishing touches on squad
No team was busier than the London Lions, who put the finishing touches on a promising squad ahead of their debut in the competition. Three of them have significant experience in the EuroCup. Power forward Sam Dekker and center Tomislav Zubcic give the team a fresh look on the frontline. Great Britain international Tarik Phillip has played in the EuroCup in two of the last three seasons. His backcourt mate Aaron Best is playing for London head coach Ryan Schmidt this summer in the Canadian Elite Basketball League. Together these players should give the Londoners hope for a great debut.
Slask brings in veteran trio
Slask prepared its fans for what is called “Transfer Weekend” and for good reason. The Polish champs brought in three veteran players – including two with EuroCup experience – as the roster continued to fall into place. First, on Friday, came the signing of point guard Jeremiah Martin, who made his European debut last season in Germany with Goettingen. A day later and Martin had a big man to feed the ball to after the team penned a deal with center Art Parakhouski, a two-time EuroCup Quarterfinalist. Transfer weekend closed with the addition of stretch-4 Conor Morgan, who reached the EuroCup Semifinals last season with MoraBanc Andorra.
Cluj roster takes shape
U-BT Cluj-Napoca was the other busy team in the week that was with a pair of deals announced on Friday. While veteran swingman Karel Guzman will remain with the club for a third season, small forward Leandro Meindl came aboard. Meindl, from Brazil, comes off a string season in the Spanish League with Fuenlabrada. Both players, like the club itself, will debut in the EuroCup this season.