Union Olimpija tabs sharpshooter Matt Walsh

Aug 01, 2009 by Euroleague.net Print
Matt Walsh - Spirou BasketUnion Olimpija added more firepower to its roster for the coming season by inking sharpshooter Matt Walsh to a one-year deal. Walsh (197. 26) arrives from Spirou Charleroi, where he averaged 13.3 points and 2.3 assists in nine Eurocup games last season. He helped Spirou win back-to-back Belgian League titles in the last two seasons. Walsh also earned Belgian League finals MVP. He previously played for Manresa in Spain, Olimpia GE Larisa in Greece, the Arkansas in the NBDL and Miami in the NBA. He helped the University of Florida win the South Eastern Conference Tournament in 2005, earning MVP honors.

"Walsh is a wing player that will shine in offense. He already had some experience in Europe and his best basketball years are about to arrive," Union Olimpija head coach Jure Zdovc said. "He is very ambitious and already worked with coach Drazen Anzulovic in Belgium, so he is well aware of our basketball school. I expect him to be a good fit and I am happy that we managed to bring him to Olimpija."