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Tartu Rock lands Tanoka Beard
Aug 27, 2008
Tartu Rock of Estonia has signed signature center Tanoka Beard, the Euroleague's third-best rebounder this decade, to prepare for the first qualifying round of the competition. Beard (206, 37), who still holds the Euroleague's single-game performance record with a 63 index rating, played two games last season in the Euroleague with Zalgiris Kaunas, averaging 5.5 points and 4 rebounds. He left Zalgiris to play with Hapoel Holon of Israel and also joined Puerto Rico teams Guayama Brujos and Fajardo Cariduros. In the past, Beard had played in more countries like Spain (Lugo, Joventut, Real Madrid and Pamesa Valencia), Russia (Lokomotiv Mineralyne Vody), Frence (Besancon), Turkey (Ulker) and Italy (Virtus Roma). He was part of the 2004-05 All-Euroleague Second Team and has been MVP of the Week in the Euroleague up to five teams in different seasons. He has won one Turkish League (1995), four Lithuanian Leagues, one Spanish King's Cup (1997), one Lithuanian Federation Cup (2007) and one Baltic League (2005).