Laboral Kutxa gets bigger with Euroleague champ Bourousis

Sep 27, 2015 by Euroleague.net Print
Laboral Kutxa gets bigger with Euroleague champ Bourousis
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria bolstered its frontcourt just weeks before the start of 2015-16 Turkish Airlines Euroleague campaign by signing veteran center Ioannis Bourousis to a one-year deal, the club announced on Sunday. Bourousis (2.10 meters, 32 years old) arrives from Real Madrid, which he helped win the Euroleague title last season. On the way to the Euroleague title, the big man averaged 5.0 points and 3.3 rebounds. It was the 13th Euroleague season for Bourousis, who has 222 career Euroleague games with four different clubs – AEK Athens and Olympiacos Piraeus of his native Greece, EA7 Emporio Armani Milan and Madrid. Bourousis is a former All-Euroleague First Team selection, and has a total of 1,728 points in the competition and 1,193 rebounds, the latter ranks him third all time. His 152 blocked shots rank fourth on Euroleague’s all-time list, too. An aomplished player with the Greek national team, Bourousis collected a Eurobasket gold medal in 2005 and a bronze in 2009.