Barcelona tabs Eurocup Finals MVP Doellman

Jun 26, 2014 by Euroleague.net Print
Barcelona tabs Eurocup Finals MVP Doellman
Justin Doellman MVP Finals 2014 - Valencia Basket - Finals Kazan 2014 - EC13

FC Barcelona reached an agreement with All-Eurocup First Team forward Justin Doellman, the club announced Wednesday. Doellman (2.06 meters, 29 years old) arrives from Valencia Basket Club, which he led to its third Eurocup title last season. Doellman, a two-time All-Eurocup First Team selection, took over in the Eurocup Finals and earned MVP honors. He led Valencia to a sweep of Unics Kazan by averaging 27 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals in the two finals games. For the season, Doellman averaged 15.5 points on 41.2% three-point shooting and 4.8 rebounds in 24 Eurocup games with Valencia. He also helped Valencia reach the Spanish League and the Spanish Copa del Rey semifinals; they lost against Barcelona in both competitions.

Doellman's only previous Euroleague experience came with Orleans in 2009-10, when he averaged 12.4 points and 4.3 rebounds in nine games. Doellman has also played for Besancon and Cholet in France, as well as for Alicante and Manresa in Spain. He was chosen as the 2013-14 Spanish League MVP after leading Valencia to a 30-4 regular season record. After a four-year absence, Doellman now returns to the Euroleague as a star forward on a continental powerhouse.