Panathinaikos lands Logan from Laboral

Aug 25, 2011 by Vassilis Skountis, Athens Print
David Logan - Caja laboralTurkish Airlines Euroleague champion Panathinaikos reinforced its backcourt by signing veteran guard David Logan to a one-year deal. Logan (1.84 meters, 29 years old) arrives from Caja Laboral, where he averaged 10.0 points and 2.4 assists in 19 Euroleague games last season. He scored 21 points in his lone visit to Athens last season against Panathinaikos. It was his third consecutive season as a double-figure scorer in the Euroleague. The first two of those seasons were with Polish powerhouse Asseco Prokom. Logan ranked fourth in the 2009-10 season in scoring with 15.3 points per game, seventh with 41 three-pointers made and 12th with 3.4 assists per game. The previous season he led the league in steals with 2.7 per game.

Logan played college basketball at the relatively small University of Indianapolis, but emerged as the NCAA Division II Player of the Year. He began his professional career in 2005 in the Italian second division with Edimes Pavia, but after a short stay moved on to Ramat Hasharon in Israel. He split the 2006-07 season between Fort Worth in the D-League and Polphamra-Pakmet Starogard in Poland. Logan then stepped up to Turow Zgorzelec, which he led to the 2008 ULEB Cup Final Eight and the Polish League finals. That summer Logan joined Prokom, which he guided to back-to-back Polish League titles. He was named 2010 Polish finals MVP. Logan also represented Poland at EuroBasket 2009 in Poland. "I am very glad to play for Panathinaikos, it is something I wanted it to happen. Panathinaikos is a great club and I prefer to play for them than to face them as opponents," Logan said. "I have already talked to Mike Batiste and am looking forward to join the team."