By Eurohoops Team/ email@example.com
Kevarrius Hayes penned a new contract with Zalgiris extending his stay for at least one more season.
Hayes, 26, signed a 1+1 contract extension, the team announced Monday morning.
Coming out of Florida, he played in Italy, France, and Turkey, before landing in Lithuania ahead of the 2022-23 season.
Per the press release: “Zalgiris Kaunas has retained one more player for the upcoming year. Kevarrius Hayes, whose contract was extended on a 1+1 basis, will continue to play in Kaunas.
“I was happy to return to the EuroLeague last summer, but playing in Kaunas was an even better experience than before. We are having a good season, we want to finish it by becoming Lithuanian champions and next year we will try to do even better. I believe that Zalgiris is the best place for me right now,” Hayes told Zalgiris.lt.
The 206 cm tall center joined Zalgiris from Bursa Frutti Extra last summer.
Hayes, who is known for his powerful dunks and effective blocks, quickly became the fans’ favorite and has consistently been a part of top plays.
Hayes has already lifted the King Mindaugas Cup with Zalgiris this year.
In the EuroLeague season, the American stepped on the court in all Zalgiris games, averaging almost 18 minutes, scoring 5.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 0.9 blocked shots per game.
“Consistency and continuity are very important in team sports and we believed in Kevarrius and wanted to continue to have him in our team. We would like to see more stability from him in the upcoming season, but there are no doubts about his skills,” said Zalgiris Deputy Director Paulius Jankunas.
Hayes recorded similar numbers in the Betsafe-LKL championship – 7.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 9.5 efficiency points in almost 16 minutes on the court.”
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