Dominion BB replaces James with Begic

Dec 07, 2015 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Dominion BB replaces James with Begic
Dominion Bilbao Basket signed veteran center Mirza Begic for the remainder of the season on Monday. He takes the place of Shawn James, who moved to Turkish Airlines Euroleague club Olympiacos Piraeus the day before. Begic (2.16 meters, 30 years old) will play in the Eurocup for just the second time after averaging 14 points, 4 rebounds and 3.7 blocks in three games for Union Olimpija Ljubljana last season. He has spent the vast majority of his career in the Euroleague with Olimpija, Zalgiris Kaunas, Real Madrid, Olympiacos Piraeus and Laboral Kutxa Vitoria. Last season he averaged 6.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 18 Euroleague contests for Laboral. Begic is second on the Euroleague’s all-time charts with 162 career blocked shots. He has also played for Geoplin Slovan Ljubljana and Triglav Kranj in Slovenia, Virtus Bologna in Italy, KK Zadar in Croatia and Huy Basket in Belgium. Among his career highlights, Begic won the 2013 Intercontinental Cup with Olympiacos, helped Olimpija win Slovenian League and Cup doubles in 2008 and 2009 and won the Baltic League trophy with Zalgiris in 2010. In his three seasons with Madrid, he helped the team reach the Euroleague Final Four in 2011 and 2013 and win the Spanish double in 2012.