Valencia adds veteran big man Loncar

Jul 02, 2014 by Euroleague.net Print
Valencia adds veteran big man Loncar
Kresimir Loncar - BC Khimki - EB12_40783
Valencia Basket Club added size and experience in the frontcourt with the signing of veteran big man Kresimir Loncar to a two-year deal. Loncar (2.10 meters, 31 years old) spent the past eight seasons in Russia and the last four with Khimki Moscow Region. He averaged 8 points on 54.5% shooting and 3.6 rebounds over 24 Euroleague games in his last foray into the Euroleague with Khimki two seasons ago. Last season Loncar was worth 9.8 points and 3.8 boards in 17 Eurocup appearances before falling to Valencia in the eighthfinals. He also helped the club win the 2012 Eurocup.

A native of Croatia, Loncar was 16 when he was signed by Benetton Treviso. He spent two seasons on loan at S. Oliver Wurzburg in Germany before returning to Benetton, with whom he made his Euroleague debut and played in the 2003 Euroleague Championship Game in Barcelona. Loncar later played for Teramo Basket in Italy, BC Kyiv in Ukraine and Lokomotiv Rostov and UNICS Kazan in Russia. Among Loncar’s accomplishments are winning the Italian League with Benetton, the Ukrainian League with Kyiv, the Russian Cup with Kazan and the Eurocup and VTB United League with Khimki. He has also represented Croatia at both the European and World Championships.