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Lukoil Academic lands Travis Peterson
Jun 29, 2010
Perennial Bulgarian League champion Lukoil Academic has found a new center in Travis Peterson, who inked a one-year deal with his new club on Monday. Peterson (208, 25) arrives from Rilski Sportist Samokov, where he has played in each of the last two seasons since finishing his four-year college career at Samford University (NCAA). Peterson averaged 14 points and 7.9 rebounds in 34 Bulgarian League games last season but boosted his numbers up to 18.9 points and 9.6 rebounds in 10 Balkan League showdowns. He helped Rilski Sportist to win the Balkan League title in 2009, as well as making it to the Bulgarian League semifinals in each of the last two seasons. Peterson will try to help Lukoil to reach the 2010-11 Eurocup through the Qualifying Rounds.