Friday, May 7, 2010

Le Mans renewed with Batista for 2 seasons

Joao Paolo Batista will be staying with Le Mans for 2 more seasons.

Le Mans announced, via their official site, the renewal of the contract of Brazilian forward/center Joao Paolo Batista(2.06-PF/C). Batista has been a member of Le Mans for the last 2 season2 and he has also played for Barons Riga and Lietuvos Rytas. He graduated from Gonzaga in 2006 at the late age of 25 and didn't make it into the NBA Draft.

The deal with Le Mans is for 2 more seasons and it seems that Batista has found a role in Le Mans under the coaching of head coach JD Jackson. In the Eurocup he averaged 11.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in 11 games and in the ProA he has averaged so far 13.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in 28 games.

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