Saturday, July 18, 2009

Prokom renewed Woods and Ewing

Asseco Prokom made its first moves for the upcoming 2009-10 season by extending point guard Daniel Ewing and small forward Qyntel Woods to respective one-year deals with the perennial Polish League champions.

Woods (203, 28) joined Prokom in February and averaged 12.2 points on 57.1% three-pointers and 3 rebounds in 5 Euroleague Top 16 games last season. He helped Prokom to win the Polish League title, earning MVP honors in the title series against PGE Turow. Woods arrived from Fortitudo Bologna, where he averaged 14.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists over 23 minutes in four Eurocup games this season. Prior to arriving in Italy last season, Woods played five seasons with Portland, Miami and New York of the NBA. He also played for Olympiacos in Greece, helping the team to reach the Euroleague Quarterfinal playoffs and the Greek League finals.

Meanwhile, Ewing (191, 26) averaged 13 points and 2.7 assists in 15 Euroleague games last season. His best game came against Sluc Nancy, as he scored 28 of his 32 points in the second half to lead Prokom to a 91-62 home win. Ewing has also played for Khimki in Russia, where he was the team's second-best scorer in ULEB Cup play and helped the club to make it to the Russian League finals. Previous to Khimki, Ewing had averaged 3.4 points, 1.4 assists and 13.3 minutes in a total of 127 regular-season NBA games over two seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers. As a collegian at Duke University, Ewing was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament MVP during his sophomore year and was an All-ACC Tournament First Team selection the following two seasons. He was named team captain in his final two seasons and was a starter as the squad reached the NCAA Final Four in 2004.

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