Virtus Bologna adds BCL standout Ismael Bako

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Antonis Stroggylakis

11/Jul/22 20:27

Virtus Bologna is back in EuroLeague and so is Ismael Bako.

By Stavros Barbarousis/

2022 EuroCup champion and EuroLeague returnee Virtus Bologna signed center Ismael Bako according to Eurohoops sources. The Belgian big man will be back in EuroLeague after his 2020-2021 stint with ASVEL Villeurbanne.

Bako, 26, spent the previous season in Spain with Baxi Manresa. He averaged 8.7 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists in the Basketball Champions League as his team made the Final.

In 2018-19, Bako had his breakthrough season as a member of the Antwerp Giants. He helped the team make the Basketball Champions League Final Four and was named to the competition’s All-First Team.

Spanish website “Encestando” first reported the interest of Virtus for the player.