Montepaschi Siena bulks up with Kasun

Aug 20, 2012 by Euroleague.net Print
Montepaschi Siena bulks up with Kasun
Mario Kasun - KK ZagrebItalian champs Montepaschi Siena announced over the weekend the addition of big man Mario Kasun to a one-year deal with the option of another. Kasun (2.13 meters, 32 years old) arrives from KK Zagreb, where last season he averaged 12.2 points and 6.6 rebounds in 9 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games. He ranked 5th overall in Offensive Rebounds during the 2011-12 Regular Season. Kasun made his debut in 1997 in Gorica of his native Croatia and kept growing as a player until he signed in 2002 for the Frankfurt Skyliners of Germany, where he exploded in his game. That led him to the NBA in 2004 as he spent two seasons with the Orlando Magic. However, injuries kept him from progressing and he was back in Europe to play with FC Barcelona in 2006. In the summer of 2008 he moved to Turkey to play with Efes Pilsen for two seasons before returning to Croatia in the summer of 2010, when he joined KK Zagreb until now. Kasun won the German League in 2004, the Spanish King's Cup in 2007, the Turkish League and Cup in 2009 and the Croatian League in 2011 among others.