The teams of the 7DAYS EuroCup continue to work hard to build strong squads for the 2022-23 season. Here are some of the most important signings from the last week.
The week in EuroCup signings
Buducnost stepped up
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica had been quiet until now in the off-season market, but things changed in the last week. First, Buducnost appointed Vlada Jovanovic as head coach. Petar Popovic soon re-signed his contract for two more years, then Buducnost signed All-Adriatic League center Kenan Kamenjas, forward Cameron Reynolds, guard Phil Booth and playmaker Trae Bell-Haynes. It was a truly pivotal week for Buducnost, although the team's roster still has plenty of room to grow.
Brescia, Reyer improved frontlines
Two of the EuroCup teams from Italy, Germani Brescia and Umana Reyer Venice, strengthened their frontcourts last week. Brescia re-signed veteran forward Christian Burns to a new two-year deal. Later in the week, Brescia signed center Tai Odiase, who arrives from German side EWE Baskets Oldenburg. Reyer added size and energy with two forwards: Derek Willis, who arrives from Joventut Badalona, and Jordan Parks, who played for Gevi Napoli Basket in the last two seasons.
Turk Telekom fortified its perimeter
Turk Telekom Ankara signed versatile guard Jerian Grant, who arrives from EA7 Emporio Armani Milan. The club also brought small forward Axel Bouteille back to the competition. Grant and Bouteille should see plenty of playing time at both wings due to their experience and talent. Telekom also inked guard Boran Guler.
London called in new players
London Lions kept taking the steps to have a competitive roster next season, bringing in three more players. Two of those signings were at the center position. First, London signed Josh Sharma, who led the Polish League in blocks (2.4 bpg.) playing for Trefl Sopot last season. It also landed experienced big man Kosta Koufos and young forward Kareem Queeley, a member of Great Britain's national team.