Caja Laboral made sure to keep its best inside player for a long time by announcing Tuesday that center Stanko Barac signed a three-year contract extension that will keep him in Vitoria through 2015. Barac (2.17, 24) was already under contract through 2012. He has taken over the starting center position this season following the departure of All-Euroleaguer Tiago Splitter and the team has not missed a beat. Barac has shined with 14.5 points, 7 rebounds and 1.5 blocks as Laboral has started the Turkish Airlines Euroleague season with a 2-0 record. In the Spanish League, Barac has been worth 11.6 points, 7 rebounds and 1.4 blocks this season, helping Laboral to a 4-1 start. Barac first signed for the club in 2007, but spent one season on loan at Valencia before becoming an integral part of the Laboral rotation the past two seasons. He began his career with Bosnian club Siroki, whom he helped win the 2007 Bosnian championship. Barac won the Spanish championship last season and the Spanish King’s Cup in 2009 with Laboral. He has also represented the Croatian national team at the European championships and the Olympic Games.