Zalgiris targeting a top EuroCup scorer

Donatas Urbonas
Senior Staff Writer
2021-07-08 19:43
Credit: FIBA
Credit FIBA

Zalgiris Kaunas are targeting a top EuroCup scorer. Per BasketNews sources, Lithuanian champions have Jaka Blazic high on their wish-list.

Jaka Blazic

Jaka  Blazic
Team: Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana
Position: SG
Age: 31
Height: 196 cm
Weight: 96 kg
Birth place: Slovenia

31-year-old Slovenian guard is currently under contract with Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana. 

Last season Blazic was both the top scorer and the most efficient player in the EuroCup. He averaged 19.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 2.3 assists (19.5 PIR). Blazic was making 2.6 three-pointers per game on 46.6% shooting and made the second All-EuroCup team.

Blazic already visited Zalgirio Arena last week. He won the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Kaunas with Slovenia National Team. Slovenian averaged 9.5 points (50% 3FG) and 4 rebounds in 20.7 minutes.

Blazic has the EuroLeague experience with Barcelona, Baskonia, Crvena Zvezda and Olimpija.


Zalgiris Kaunas

Position Player Status
PG Mantas Kalnietis Signed until 2023
PG Lukas Lekavicius Signed until 2022 +1
PG Rokas Jokubaitis Signed until 2022
SG Steve Vasturia Signed until 2022 +1
SG Arturas Milaknis Signed until 2022
SG Tomas Dimsa Signed until 2022 +1
SG Karolis Lukosiunas Contract option +1
SF Niels Giffey (story) Signed until 2022 +1
PF Tyler Cavanaugh Signed until 2023 +1
PF Nigel Hayes Contract option +1
PF Augustine Rubit Contract option +1
C Joffrey Lauvergne Signed until 2022 +1
C Josh Nebo (story) Signed until 2022 +1
C Martinas Geben Signed until 2022
C Marek Blazevic Signed until 2023
Coach Martin Schiller
Expired contract Thomas Walkup (not coming back), Marius Grigonis (not coming back), Patricio Garino (not coming back)
Rumored to leave Nigel Hayes, Augustine Rubit, Martinas Geben, Karolis Lukosiunas, Rokas Jokubaitis
Interested Jaka Blazic, Jaleen Smith, Edgaras Ulanovas

See all the latest EuroLeague transfer market news here.

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