Saturday, July 10, 2010

Tofas Bursa added Ruzic and Nichols

Tofas Bursa announced signing of Tomislav Ruzic  (208-F/C-79) and Austin Nichols (198-G/F-82, college: Humboldt St.) for the upcoming season.

Tomislav Ruzic is not a new face in Turkey as he already played there for Besiktas and Kepez. Ruzic spent last two years with the Croatian outfit Zadar. He appeared 26 times in 2009/10 averaging 12.7 points and 6.7 rebounds in the Adriatic league. In the EuroCup, Ruzic played 6 games with 7.7 ppg and 5 rpg. In Croatian league he added 11.8 ppg and 8.4 rpg for 22 games leading his team to Playoff Finals. Tomislav Ruzic was a member of Besiktas on season 2003/04. Four years later he played for Kepez. 

Austin Nichols is coming to Tofas from French Orleans. He played 14 Euroleague games with them last season averaging 11.6 points and 2.2 rebounds. In the ProA, Nichols added 10.4 ppg and 2.2 rpg. He joined ASVEL last summer from Hyeres-Toulon as the best scorer of the French championship. That season Nichols had 21.4 ppg and 4.5 ppg for 30 games in ProA. He spent almost five years with Hyeres-Toulon.
Few days ago Tofas inked Jason Rowe  (178-G-78, college: Loyola (MD)).

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