Virtus Segafredo Bologna has added talent and experience for the stretch run of the 7DAYS EuroCup season by inking playmaker Daniel Hackett until 2024. Hackett was signed last Thursday and registered on Monday, roughly 36 hours ahead of the EuroCup signing deadline.
Virtus lands star guard Hackett
Hackett (1.96 meters, 34 years old) arrives from CSKA Moscow, where he averaged 8.5 points on 40.3% three-point shooting and 2.6 assists in 22 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games this season. He earned back-to-back EuroLeague MVP of the Round honors this season, getting performance index ratings of 26 in Round 20 and 38 in Round 21 in wins against Panathinaikos OPAP Athens and LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne, respectively. He helped CSKA win the EuroLeague title in 2019 and reach the Final Four in 2021. Hackett also led CSKA to two VTB League titles in 2018 and 2021.
"I will put all my experience and commitment to repay this team's trust," Hackett said on Sunday. "I see that this club is bending over backward for its team, and you feel the desire to return to where Virtus deserves to be, at the highest European levels."
Hackett started his career with Benetton Treviso of his native Italy, and also played for Scavolini Pesaro, Montepaschi Siena and AX Armani Exchange Milan of Italy, Olympiacos Piraeus of Greece and Brose Bamberg of Germany. Hackett won back-to-back Italian League titles with Siena in 2013 and Milan in 2014, and also lifted the Greek League trophy with Olympiacos in 2016. He helped Olympiacos reach the EuroLeague Championship Game in 2017, too.