Saturday, July 9, 2011

Olimpia Milano added Bouroussis for 2 seasons

It didn't take him very long to find a new team.

Emporio Armani Milan confirmed the addition of former All-Euroleague team member forward Ioannis Bourousis for the next two seasons. Bourousis (2.10 meters, 28 years old) arrives from Greek League runners-up Olympiacos, for whom he averaged 10.7 points and 6.6 rebounds last season in 18 Turkish Airlines Euroleague appearances over 17 minutes per game. Bourousis ranked eightth in index rating overall last season in the Euroleague (14.2), fourth in total rebounds (6.6) and thirdin defensive rebounds (4.9).

Bourousis had played five straight seasons with the Reds. He was named to the 2008-09 All-Euroleague first team and has appeared at two Euroleague Final Fours, in 2009 and 2010. He won the 2010 and 2011 Greek Cup with Olympiacos. Bourousis started his pro career at AEK Athens of Greece in 2002 and stayed there until 2006. On May of that year he moved to Spain for a brief stint with Regal FC Barcelona to play in the Spanish League Playoffs but after two months there he left and joined Olympiacos that summer.

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