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Lukoil tabs Larry O'Bannon
Dec 17, 2007
Lukoil Academic has reached an agreement with combo guard Larry O'Bannon, who inked a one-month deal with the perennial Bulgarian League champion. O'Bannon (191, 24) will only play in the ULEB Cup due to foreign restrictions in the Bulgarian League and steps in to replace his cousin Donta Jones, who is expected to miss several games due to an injury. He arrives from Ago Rethimno Almeco, where he averaged 8.6 points and 2.6 rebounds in 8 Greek League games last season. O'Bannon already has ULEB Cup experience, as he played the competition with Red Star and Snaidero Udine. He averaged 11.5 points in 11 ULEB Cup games with Udine last season. O'Bannon has also played for Eldo Napoli in Italy and the University of Louisville in the NCAA. He helped Red Star to win Serbia and Montenegro Cup trophy in 2006.