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Monday, August 24, 2009

Olimpia Milano signs Alex Acker


Armani Jeans Milano has kept adding to its firepower with the signing this weekend of swingman Alex Acker, a former top-ten scorer in the Euroleague. Acker (195, 26) has spent two years in the Euroleague and finished the first, with Olympiacos in 2006-07, as the Euroleague's ninth-best scorer, with an average of 14.3 points in 33 minutes per game. Acker was ranked that season's 12th overall player according to performance index rating while leading the Reds to within a victory of the Final Four.

Acker also registered averages of 5.6 rebounds, which ranked 16th overall, 2.4 assists (20th) and 1.8 steals (8th) while making the fifth-most free throws (79) at the sixth-best percentage (86.8%) of all players in the league. The following season, at F.C. Barcelona, Acker's production dropped across the board, as he averaged 5.5 points in 18 minutes per game. Acker played sparingly for Detroit of the NBA before and after his first European experience and spent 18 games last season with the Clippers in his hometown, Los Angeles. He had previously played at Pepperdine University.


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