Saturday, September 4, 2010

Le Mans signed Alex Acker

Le Mans Sarthe Basket finalized its roster for the upcoming season with the signing of veteran Euroleague swingman Alex Acker, who arrives from Armani Jeans Milano. 

Acker (195, 27) has played for three Euroleague teams over the past four seasons. Last season he averaged 8.8 points in four Euroleague games, having his season cut short by a leg injury. In 14 games in the Italian League, Acker registered 9.3 points per game. He was a top-ten scorer in the Euroleague as a rookie with Olympiacos in the 2006-07 season. The following season Acker joined F.C. Barcelona before heading to his native United States for a year, where he split time between Detroit and L.A. Clippers the NBA and Fort Wayne in the NBDL. He played college basketball at Pepperdine University.

"Alex is a player who brings a wealth of experience," Le Mans head coach J.D. Jackson said. "I'm sure he comes to Le Mans motivated and ready to win. Although our recruitment was longer than usual, I am convinced that our patience will be rewarded in the long term. Of all the good players we looked at, Alex is the one who seemed best able to fill the shoes left vacant by the departure of Dee Spencer."

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