FC Barcelona extends high-flying swingman Hanga

Jul 09, 2019 by Euroleague.net Print
FC Barcelona extends high-flying swingman Hanga

FC Barcelona reached a new agreement with swingman Adam Hanga to keep working together for three more years, with an option to extend it until the end of the 2022-23 season, the club announced on Tuesday. Hanga (2.01 meters, 30 years old) averaged 8.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 27 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games last season, his second with Barcelona. He has helped Barcelona win back-to-back Spanish Copa del Rey titles. Hanga had a stellar 2016-17 season with KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz, averaging 10.5 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.3 steals in 33 games that season, and being chosen as the EuroLeague Best Defender by the competition's head coaches. In 128 career games over five EuroLeague seasons, Hanga has accumulated 1,117 points, 521 rebounds and 141 steals. He proved a major contributor to Baskonia reaching the EuroLeague Final Four in 2016 for the first time in eight years as he was the EuroLeague's fourth-best stealer and shot-blocker that season. Hanga started his career with Albacomp-UPC Szekesfehervar of his native Hungary and also played for Basquet Manresa of Spain and Sidigas Avellino of Italy. Hanga is a member of the Hungarian national team.