Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Lukoil Academic inks Goldwire, releases Kruger

Lukoil Academic has undergone some roster changed before its regular season road game against Barons/LMT. Lukoil confirmed the addition of guard Leemire Goldwire(1.80-PG/SG), who replaces Kevin Kruger. Goldwire arrives from ESTIA Egaleo, where he averaged 12.2 points and 2.2 assists in 5 games in the Greek League this season.

This is his first pro season, as Goldwire finished his four-year college career at the University of North Carolina - Charlotte last spring. Goldwire averaged 18.4 points and 4.4 rebounds in 34 NCAA games last season, helping the 49ers to reach the Atlantic 10 Tournament semifinals. Kruger had averaged 13.5 points and 2.5 steals in 2 Eurocup games with Lukoil this season.

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