Friday, January 23, 2009

Aris signed Andy Betts

Aris Thessaloniki agreed terms with British center Andrew Betts (2.17-C) until the end of the regular season. Betts received an offer from Aris yesterday and today he sent his contract signed. The transfer was announced by the team's site and Betts said that he always wanted to play for the crowd of Aris that he remembers from the days he was a player of AEK.

Andrew Betts said that he spoke to Andrea Mazzon and he was thrilled when he heard that the team want him to help them qualify for next year's Euroleague. Aris participated in the Euroleague between 2006 and 2008 and they want to return to the top league in Europe. Betts also said that he hadn't accepted an offer all this time because he wanted to play for a team with a purpose. Andrew Betts is a seasoned veteran of the Euroleague having played there between 2001 and 2006 with AEK, TAU Ceramica and DKV Joventut.

These are his stats for last year with Cajasol.
2007-2008: Cajasol Sevilla (Spain-ACB): 34 games: 7.4ppg, 5.4rpg, 2FGP: 51.0%, FT: 64.0%

He arrives this Sunday and he will have his chance for a first friendly game against Kavala BC this Wednesday.

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