Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
Adidas Next Generation Tournament
iurbentia Bilbao Basket bags Janis Blums
Jul 31, 2008
Eurocup newcomer iurbentia Bilbao Basket signed point guard Janis Blums, giving the team some added experience in the backcourt. Blums (190, 26) arrives from Eldo Napoli in Italy, where he averaged 8.7 points and 2.7 assists per game. He signed a contract for one season with a second year as a team option. Blums has extensive European competition experience, helping Lietuvos Rytas reach the 2007 ULEB Cup Final. He began his career with Broceni Riga – which later became BK Skonto – and later Ventspils in his native Latvia and later played for WTK Wloclawek in Poland, L. Rytas in Lithuania and Napoli in Italy. Among his career highlights are winning a pair of Latvian League championships and representing the Latvian national team at the 2005 and 2007 European Championships.