Cedevita Olimpija signs forward Carmichael

By Eurohoops team/ [email protected]

Cedevita Olimpija officially signed American forward Jackie Carmichael for the 2020-221 season. Carmichael returns to EuroCup after 2019 and his stint with Unics Kazan while staying in ABA League after finishing the previous season with Igokea.

Per ABA League:

Cedevita Olimpija brought another huge reinforcement to their ranks. Jackie Carmichael, a 31-year-old and 206-centimeter-tall American, successfully defended the colors of Igokea in the previous season and was one of the key players of Igokea. In the forthcoming season we will be able to follow him in the Dragons jersey.

After finishing his college career, Jackie Carmichael was not selected on the NBA League roster, and he moved to Europe to test his skills in the Bilbao jersey. His stop in Spain lasted just ten games, and at the end of 2013 he was joined by Iowa Energy, which plays in the development league of the strongest basketball competition in the world. He concluded the season successfully, as he was selected in the third five newcomers in the D-League’.

In the following seasons, Carmichael then wore the jerseys of the Maccabi Rishon, Banvit, Maccabi Ashdod, Usak, Avtodor, Al Riyadi and Unics teams, and concluded the 2018/19 season in Turkish Korkasony.

Before the start of the 2019/20 season, he moved to JL Bourg, France, where he stayed for one season, and then joined Igokea before the start of the previous season. For the team from Laktaši, which managed to make it to the Semi-finals of the ABA League, he averaged 8.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.4 blocks per game in 24 games played.

As he agreed on cooperation with the Ljubljana squad, Carmichael told: “I am delighted to have joined Cedevita Olimpija. Last season I have been watching them and have seen the coach compose a great team. I am delighted to have become a part of the club’s culture. I am thinking of playing for the team in the highest level all the time. I am working a lot and getting ready for the new season. I am looking forward to the day that I will meet my teammates and fans and I hope that they will be able to support us from the stands. I am ready for this step forward. I wish to win the 7Days EuroCup trophy and take the team to the EuroLeague. We have a chance to do that. I eagerly wait to come to Ljubljana and meet you all. My thanks go to the all members of the coaching staff for their trust, since they have changed my life.”

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