Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Lietuvos Rytas signed Lawrence Roberts

Lietuvos Rytas added strength and experience.

Lietuvos Rytas signed a contract with big man Lawrence Roberts, who will arrive to Vilnius after a season playing for Efes Pilsen Istanbul. The 28-year-old American is reported to have signed a two-year deal with the club from the Lithuanian capital.

It’s a player from USA, but with European basketball experience. Lawrence is a versatile player, who can rebound well and play good defense,” Martynas Purlys, the General Director of Lietuvos Rytas described the club’s new acquisition.

Roberts arrived to Europe after a couple of seasons in the NBA, where he played for the Memphis Grizzlies and averaged 5.2 points and 4.8 rebounds per game in the 2006-07 season.

The player had a short stint with Olympiacos Piraeus before representing the two most famous Serbian clubs – Red Star and Partizan Belgrade.

Last season, Roberts averaged 6.5 points and 5.1 rebounds per game for Efes Pilsen in Euroleague, while his statistics in the Turkish Basketball League (TBL) were a tiny bit better – 8.1 points and 5.2 boards per game.

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