Simmons returns, Kalev adds Bojan Subotić02-08-2017

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BC Kalev/Cramo and Cedric Simmons reached an agreement what will bring the Estonian champion big man back to Kalev. 31 year old Simmons who joined the club in November of 2016 was one of the instrumental players in the teams defense.

Simmons, who was drafted 15th in the 2006 draft, played in 75 games in his three years in the NBA. During his seasons in Europe he has played for Estudiantes, Enel Brindisi, Olympiakos and Tel-Aviv Maccabi. Before joining BC Kalev/Cramo he was recovering from a knee injury but fortunately it didn’t show any signs in Estonia.

In Alexela Basketball league he averaged 10.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists while in VTB United League he averaged 9.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists and in Triobet Baltic League, the same stats where 10.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.

Alar Varrak: “Simmons is Simmons! We hit it off with Simmons last year, he liked playing here and we liked what he brought to the table. We took a big risk signing him last year due to injury concerns but it payed off for the both of us. For him, it was good to get his feel of the game back as a high level player for us. We’ve been trying to sign him since the start of the summer and are glad that it has finally paid off!”

In addition to Simmons, BC Kalev/Cramo has reached on an agreement with 26 year old, Serbian-Montenegro forward  Bojan Subotić (2.03cm). Bojan Subotići has played in KK Budućnost Voli since 2013, the team has dominated the Montenegro league and has also participated in the Adriatic League and EuroCup. In addition he has played for clubs such as Radnički Basket, FMP Železnik and Crvena Zvezda (2011-2013).

Last year Subotić averaged 20.3 minutes in Eurocup, scoring 7.1 points and grabbing 4.1 rebounds. In Adriatic League he averaged 6.9 points and 3..2 rebounds and in the home league in Montenegro he averaged 7.6 points and 3.8 rebounds in 21.6 minutes.

Alar Varrak:” Bojan is a proper four with an Yugoslavian background. He isn’t a natural scorer but he has an high basketball IQ. Compared to Tollefsen he is more of a power forward who should fit in to our rotation very well.”

 

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