By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Kendrick Perry left Panathinaikos OPAP and signed a contract with Buducnost VOLI for the remainder of the 2021-22 season, his new team announced Sunday.
Perry, 29, averaged 4.8 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per contest in his debut Turkish Airlines EuroLeague campaign to start the ongoing season. Domestically, he put up 6.3 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per Stoiximan Basket League game.
Since coming out of Youngstown State in 2014, the explosive point guard displayed his talents in Australia and the G League before focusing his efforts in Europe. He is set to return in both the 7DAYS EuroCup and AdmiralBet ABA League following his 2020-21 stint at Cedevita Olimpija.
Besides the new addition, Buducnost edged Igokea m:tel, 82-79, Sunday. Willie Reed scored 15 points and pulled down nine points as the top performer. The team based in Podgorica jumping to 11-3 trails Serbian powerhouses, Crvena Zvezda mts and Partizan NIS, carrying 13-1 and 13-3 W-L records, respectively, in the ABA standings.
AdmiralBet ABA League Round 17:
Zadar – Krka 78-71
Mornar-Barko zlato – FMP Meridian 82-78
Mega Mozzart – Borac 85-91
Igokea m:tel – Buducnost VOLI 79-82
Cedevita Olimpija – Crvena Zvezda mts (24/1, 18:00 CET)
SC Derby – Split (24/1, 21:00 CET)
Partizan NIS – Cibona PPD
In EuroCup, the team coached by Aleksandar Dzikic has enjoyed a solid start stretching through early in the second half of the Regular Season. The 7-3 W-L tally is good enough for a first-place tie with Valencia in Group B. Gran Canaria is third thanks to six wins in eight games.