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Johnathan Motley split ways with Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar, via the official club's announcement.

Free throws this season

Points made: 18,7
Accuracy: 79,2%
Place in standings: 1
Record max: 26
Record min: 7
Most made FTs: Errick McCollum

Motley joined Loko in August 2021 and has played 34 matches in all tournaments.

Wearing the Lokomotiv Kuban jersey, Motley had an impressive 7DAYS EuroCup campaign this past season.

The American big man, who played 9 games until Lokomotiv were expelled from the competition following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, averaged 21.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.1 blocks, and 24.0 PIR per contest.

Motley was dominant from the start of the second-best European league when racked up two MVP awards in Rounds 1 and 3 respectively. In his debut EuroCup game against MoraBanc Andorra, the 2.06-meter athlete shined with 29 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 2 blocks, and 39 PIR. 

In the VTB United League, the 27-year-old competed in 25 duels, registering 19.1 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.1 blocks, and 22.3 PIR.

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul are front-runners to add Johnathan Motley. As it was reported earlier, the reigning Turkish champions agreed to a deal with the player.

Motley's teammate in Lokomotiv, Errick McCollum, shared his impressions about the EuroCup standout on the recent URBONUS podcast.

"This is the guy who can dominate interior and post. Has a good face-up game. Versatile big man. It's like a more athletic Kyle Hines when it comes to getting the ball off the rebound and pushing into transition.

He is not the defensive player like Kyle Hines is, but he can guard one through five, and he's much more offensive. 

Motley can dominate the glass and dunk everything. He's just a nightmare for bigs. Can step out, shoot the three, and play some four," McCollum spoke about his fellow American.


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Johnathan Motley

Johnathan  Motley
Johnathan  Motley
MIN: 26.74
PTS: 21.22 (66.67%)
REB: 7
As: 1.33
ST: 0.89
BL: 1.11
TO: 2.89
GM: 9