Unicaja adds size, power with Elegar

Jul 24, 2019 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Unicaja adds size, power with Elegar

Unicaja Malaga bolstered its frontcourt by inking center Frank Elegar to a one-year deal with an option for another season, the club announced Wednesday. Elegar (2.03 meters, 32 years old) arrives from Tofas Bursa, where he averaged 7.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in two 7DAYS EuroCup games last season. He started the 2018-19 season with Ayfon Belediyesport, where he averaged 12.6 points on 68.6% two-point shooting and 5.2 rebounds in five Turkish League games before joining Tofas, to which he helped reach the Turkish League semifinals. He took Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar to the 7DAYS EuroCup Finals in the 2017-18 season, averaging 9.9 points on 68% two-point shooting and a team-high 6.2 rebounds in 21 games, of which Loko won 19. On a per 40-minute bases, Elegar ranked ninth in performance index rating (27) and second in defensive rebounds (8.8) last season in the EuroCup. He started his career with Eisbaeren Bremenhaven of Germany and also played for Bornova Bld, TED Kolejliler Ankara and Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye of Turkey, Vichy of France, Maroussi of Greece, Kalev Cramo of Estonia, AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan of Italy, and Enisey Krasnoyarsk of Russia. Elegar helped Kalev win consecutive Estonian League titles in 2013 and 2014.