By Eurohoops Team/ email@example.com
Sumner, 27, inked a contract for the remainder of the 2023-24 season, the team announced on Wednesday.
His first overseas experience will feature the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and domestic competitions, including Lithuanua’s Betsafe LKL.
Per the press release: “Zalgiris Kaunas has made an addition to the roster. The Lithuanian champions have signed a contract until the end of the season with 27-year-old guard Edmond Sumner, who has spent the last five years in the NBA.
“Zalgiris was looking for a new addition for some time, we had few options, but we didn’t want to rush. We are happy that our efforts capitalized and that we were able to reach an agreement with a player who has a lot of experience at the highest level. We hope that Edmond’s adaptation in Europe will not take too long,” said Zalgiris Kaunas Director Paulius Jankunas.
The 198 cm tall guard spent four years there, while also playing for the G-League’s Fort Wayne Mad Ants. His teammate in Indiana was Lithuanian Domantas Sabonis.
The new Zalgiris player had his best year in Pacers jersey in the 2020-2021 season. In 55 games, he averaged almost 16 minutes on the floor, scoring 7.5 points and making 40% of his three-pointers.
In the 2022-2023 season, Sumner was signed by the Brooklyn Nets. There, he again played more than 50 games, averaging 7 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists.
Sumner is expected to arrive in Kaunas this week, but will not be able to travel with the team to the EuroLeague Round 11 game in Milan.”
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