Free agent and one-time Euroleague scoring champion Lynn Greer has landed in Turkey. In a much anticipated signing, Fenerbahçe Ülker won the sweepstakes to sign the former Olympiacos guard, inking Greer to a contract of unspecified length.
Meanwhile, Zalgiris managed to woo Marcus Brown, the Euroleague’s all-time leading scorer back from Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv after a year away from the Lithuanian club. The well-traveled Brown most recently brought Zalgiris glory in the 2007-08 season, when at the age of 33, he managed to lead the team to a triple crowd in taking Lithuanian Cup, Baltic League and Lithuanian League titles. Brown received a one-year deal with Zalgiris.
(Euroleague.net) – Fenerbahçe Ülker signed guard Lynn Greer, giving the club one of the most lethal and exciting backcourts in Europe. Greer (188 cm, 29 years old) comes from Olympiacos, where he spent the past two seasons. Last year he averaged 12.2 points in 22 Euroleague games, helping the club reach the Euroleague Final Four for the first time in a decade. Greer was Olympiacos’ top scorer in both games at the Final Four. He is also a former Euroleague scoring champ, a feat he accomplished in the 2003-04 season for Polish club Slask Wroclaw when he averaged 25.1 points per game in 14 games. Greer has also played for Near East in Greece, Dynamo Moscow in Russia, Napoli in Italy, and the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks. His career highlights include winning a Polish Cup and an Italian Cup. At FB Ulker he will team up with Willie Solomon in the backcourt, forming an exciting duo.
Zalgiris Kaunas announced late Thursday that Marcus Brown, the Euroleague’s career leader in scoring, will return to the club for the coming season. Brown (191, 35) arrives from Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, where he averaged 12.3 points in 16 Euroleague games last season. He tops the competition’s career scoring charts with 2,508 points – more than 300 points ahead of the next closest player – in 156 games for a 16.1 points per game average. Brown is also the leader in career fouls drawn (807) and ranks among the career leaders in assists (7th, 425), steals (10th, 175) and three-pointers made (4th, 288). He spent the 2007-08 season with Zalgiris, averaging 14.5 points on 41.8% three-point shooting. Brown was chosen as the Euroleague December MVP that season after recording 24.6 points on 15-for-19 three-pointers in that month. He helped Zalgiris to win the Lithuanian Cup, the Baltic League and the Lithuanian League titles as well. Brown was named to the 2003-04 All-Euroleague First Team and was named to the second team on two other occasions during his impressive career. Brown has also won national titles in France with Pau-Orthez and Limoges, in Turkey with Efes Pilsen, in Russia with CSKA, in Spain with Unicaja, and in Israel with Maccabi. Among other career highlights include lifting the 1999 Korac Cup with Limoges and playing in three Euroleague Final Fours.