Cedevita brings back playmaker Ukic

Jul 22, 2017 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Cedevita brings back playmaker Ukic
Cedevita Zagreb added plenty of know-how to its roster by inking playmaker Roko-Leni Ukic to a two-year deal, the club announced Saturday. Ukic (1.96 meters, 32 years old) arrives from AEK Athens, where he averaged 11.3 points and 3.8 assists in 32 Greek League games last season. He already played for Cedevita in the 2014-15 season, averaging 10.1 points and 4.9 assists in eight Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games. Cedevita also played the 7DAYS EuroCup that season, in which Ukic averaged 6.4 points and 4.6 assists in five games. He started his career in his hometown club Split. Ukic has also played for Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz and FC Barcelona of Spain, Virtus Rome, Pallacanestro Varese and Pallacanestro Cantu of Italy, Toronto and Milwaukee of the NBA, Fenerbahce Istanbul of Turkey and Panathinaikos Athens of Greece. He helped Baskonia reach the Euroleague Final Four in 2006. Ukic lifted the Croatian League trophy with Split in 2003, helped Fenerbahce win consecutive Turkish League titles in 2010 and 2011, and has won seven cup titles with five different teams. Ukic was chosen as the 2013 Greek League finals MVP. He has also been a member of the Croatian national team. Ukic set a Eurocup assists record - 14 against Ionikos on January 20, 2004 – which stood for almost nine years and is still tied for the fifth-best mark in competition history. This is will his third EuroCup season, but Ukic brings in 154 games of EuroLeague experience with Baskonia, Barcelona, Rome, Fenerbahce, Panathinaikos and Cedevita, accumulating 1,318 points and 404 assists.