Hapoel Jerusalem lands EuroCup champion Omic

Jul 28, 2017 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Hapoel Jerusalem lands EuroCup champion Omic
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem reached an agreement with center Alen Omic to work together next season, the club announced Friday. Omic (2.16 meters, 25 years old) arrives from Unicaja Malaga, to which he helped win the 7DAYS EuroCup title last season. He averaged 6.4 points and 5.5 rebounds in 11 EuroCup games last season. Omic had a stellar role in the EuroCup Finals, getting a double-double - 12 points and 10 rebounds - in Game 2, helping Unicaja tie the best-of-three finals. He had eight points and three rebounds in do-or-die Game 3 before being ejected for leaving the bench during a fight. Omic had joined Unicaja on loan from Anadolu Efes Istanbul, where he averaged 2.9 points and 1.5 rebounds in 17 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games last season. He starred in the 2015-16 season by helping Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas reach the EuroCup semifinals, Spanish Cup finals and Spanish League playoffs. Omic earned All-EuroCup First Team honors after averaging a team-high 14.0 points and 7.6 rebounds per game, the latter of which was fourth-best in the competition. He also averaged a performance index rating of 19.2, which was the sixth-highest average in the EuroCup. In Spanish League action, the center led Gran Canaria with 12.3 points and 6.9 rebounds in 24 minutes per game. Omic previously spent three seasons in his native Slovenia playing for Union Olimpija Ljubljana and Zlatorog Lasko. He made his EuroLeague debut with Olimpija in the 2012-13 season, when in limited minutes off the bench in 10 games he averaged 5 points and 3.8 rebounds. Omic has also won a pair of Slovenian Cup titles with Olimpija and is a regular with the Slovenian national team.