Lithuanian product Tadas Klimavicius will be staying put through 2010-11. Though the veteran of six seasons has played for Greece- and Italy-based clubs before, Klimavicius passed on offers from those countries this time around to stay with Zalgiris Kaunas: “Playing in the Euroleague, working with familiar trainers and living at home with my family were among the reasons I chose Zalgiris.”
Meanwhile, Asseco Prokom extended US player Tyrone “TB3” Brazelton’s stay with the club. Out of Western Kentucky University, Brazelton went undrafted by an NBA team in 2008 and instead landed with Latvian club BK Ventspils. Brazelton played with Prokom in six Euroleague games last season.
(Euroleague.net) – Zalgiris Kaunas announced Thursday that power forward Tadas Klimavicius has re-signed with the team. Klimavicius (204 cm, 26 years old) agreed to a one-year deal with a team option for the 2010-11 season. Klimavicius averaged 3.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 0.6 blocks in 13 minutes off the bench in 10 Euroleague games last season, his first in Europe’s signature competition after five seasons elsewhere. Those numbers grew to 8.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in the Baltic League and 10.1 points and 6.8 rebounds in the Lithuanian League as Zalgiris reached the finals of both competitions. Klimavicius has also played for Alita Alytus and BC Siauliai in his native Lithuania as well as Fabriano Basket in Italy and AEL Larrisa in Greece during his career.
Combo-guard Tyrone Brazelton will stay with Asseco Prokom for the coming season after the sides agreed to an extension on Thursday. Brazelton (183, 23) joined Prokom midway through last season and averaged 3.7 points and 1.7 assists in six Euroleague appearances after arriving from BK Ventspils of Latvia. He produced 10 points, 5 assists and 2 steals to help Prokom pick up its lone road win in the Euroleague at Armani Jeans Milano. He also helped the club successfully defend the Polish League title. Brazelton had posted 13.2 points, 2.7 assists and 1.2 steals in 11 Baltic League games with Ventspils, his first professional team after finishing his college basketball career at Western Kentucky University. Brazelton averaged 14.4 points, 3.7 assists and 1.1 steals in 36 NCAA games in the 2007-08 season, his senior year at Western Kentucky. He helped the Hilltoppers to lift the Sun Belt Tournament and reach the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2008.