By Johnny Askounis/ email@example.com
Following fellow newcomer Tyrone Wallace, 7DAYS EuroCup newcomer Paris announced the addition of Aamir Simms Friday.
Simms, 23, turned pro as an undrafted free agent last summer. Coming out of Clemson, he joined the New York Knicks and after the training camp cuts ended up at G League affiliate Westchester Knicks. Averaging 11.3 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.3 blocks per G League contest illustrated his efforts in the 2021-22 season. Moving his talents to Europe, the New Jersey-born power forward will play under Will Weaver, recently appointed as the new head coach of the French club guided by the former executive of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Paris team president David Kahn.
“I’m so excited to be joining Paris Basketball,” mentioned Simms, “I want to thank the organization for this opportunity. I’m ready to get to work and to show how I can impact the ball on both sides. I’m looking forward to meeting my coaches and teammates.”
International center from Spain Yankuba Sima opted to move his talents to Italy and join Umana Reyer Venezia. The Girona-born center completed the roster placed alongside Michael Bramos, Jeff Brooks, Matteo Chillo, Andrea de Nicolao, Martynas Echodas, Allerik Freeman, Jayson Granger, Valerio Mazzola, Riccardo Moraschini, Jordan Parks, Marco Spissu, Amedeo Tessitori, Michele Vitali, Mitchell Watt, and Derek Willis.
Elsewhere, Michalis Tsairelis and Promitheas reunited following the 2018-19 stint of the Greek forward at Patras. Also playing under the guidance of Makis Giatras will be Athanasios Bazinas, Anthony Cowan Jr., Tunde Fasasi, D. J. Funderburk, Nikos Gkikas, Dimitris Kaklamanakis, Arnoldas Kulboka, Vassilis Mouratos, Nikos Plotas, Trevis Simpson, Giorgos Tanoulis, and Joe Young.
Aleksandar Lazic became the latest newcomer for Buducnost VOLI. The list of teammates features Edin Atic, Trae Bell-Haynes, Phil Booth, Igor Drobnjak, Marko Jagodic-Kuridza, Aleksa Ilic, Kenan Kamenjas, Petar Popovic, Cameron Reynolds, Kenan Reynolds, and Suad Sehovic.
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