The only Hungarian representative in ABA League Szolnoki Olaj confirmed that they aim high this season, by bringing in former NBA player Justin Holiday, who attended the training camp of Utah Jazz this summer, but couldn't make it on their roster for this NBA season.
After the unsuccessful attempt to return to the strongest club competition in the world, Justin Holiday decided to try his luck in Europe and Szolnoki turned out to be an ideal team, which offered him to compete in competitions with high reputation, such as ABA League and EuroChallenge. The contract is signed until the end of this season.
Last season the player, who can play at both shooting guard and small forward positions, appeared nine times at NBA games wearing Philadelphia 76ers and averaged 4.7 points, 1.7 assists and 1.6 rebounds, before he was sent to D-League team Idaho Stampede, where he spent the most of the season.
This is expected to be a great reinforcement for the Hungarian side, which is currently struggling due to injuries of two of their key players, Willie Warren and Marton Bader. However, Warren might already be back on court for Sunday's home game against Budućnost VOLI.
A Szolnoki Olaj Kosárlabda Klub szerződést kötött az amerikai Justin Alaric Holiday-jel.
A Szolnoki Olaj KK, a mai napon 1 éves szerződést kötött az amerikai Justin Alaric Holidayjel. Amennyiben a szerdán érkező, 2-es poszton bevethető játékos papírjai elkészülnek, a hétvégi ABA-Liga mérkőzésen pályára is léphet.
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Szolnoki Olaj, Široki Primorka, Mega Vizura, Crvena zvezda Telekom, Union Olimpija and Cibona achieved new victories in 23rd round. Crvena zvezda Telekom needs only one more win to secure the first place at the end of regular season.
7. Mar 2014.
The main question before the beginning of 23rd round is who is going to survive the Saturday's game in Pecara? Will it be Široki Primorka or Zadar? The winner of this clash will vastly increase their odds of keeping their spot in the league.
6. Mar 2014.
Partizan NIS ahieved their second Euroleague Top 16 victory by overcoming Bayern Munich in Belgrade Arena and keeps their hopes of reaching the playoffs alive.