BUDIVELNIK KIEV lands scorer Ahearn
by: Euroleague.net
August 12, 2013
Blake Ahearn joins Budivelnik Kiev (Photo: NBA.com)Turkish Airlines Euroleague newcomer Budivelnik Kiev signed combo guard Blake Ahearn, who has a shot to become the club’s go-to scorer. Ahearn (1.88 meters, 29 years old) is a well-traveled scorer, who has displayed his talents on three continents. He last played for Chinese club DongGuan New Century Leopards, for whom he averaged 23 points and 3.4 assists in 17 games last season. Ahearn has previously played in Europe for Estudiantes Madrid in Spain and Teramo Basket in Italy. The majority of his professional career has been in Ahearn’s native United States. He has played in the NBA for Miami, San Antonio and Utah and in the NBA D-League for Dakota, Austin, Bakersfield, Erie and Reno. Ahearn led the D-League in scoring with 23.8 points per game for Reno in the 2011-12 season. He was a member of the Unites States national team that won the bronze medal at the 2011 Pan-American Games alongside new Budivelnik teammate Leo Lyons.
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