Jerrick Harding signs with Manresa, Benedek Varadi moves to Rytas

By Johnny Askounis/ [email protected]

After a solid showing in the NBA Summer League with the Dallas Mavericks, Jerrick Harding inked a two-year contract to join Baxi Manresa.

From ERA Nymburk to Manresa, Weber State product Jerrick Harding will extend his run in the Basketball Champions League. A winner of the Czech Republic’s NBL in his first two professional campaigns, apart from logging 16 BCL appearances. Up next is the team coached by Pedro Martinez. Picking up Giordano Bortolani for the next season and re-signing both Juan Pablo Vaulet and Brancou Badio were the previous moves for the Catalonia club.

Longtime Falco Szombathely point guard Benedek Varadi moved to Rytas. Among the most influential players in Szombathely making waves in the Champions League and domestically in recent years, he emerged as the fourth new player for the Betsafe LKL champions. Already in were Martynas Echodas, Gytis Masiulis, and Todd Withers.

French club SIG Strasbourg kept San Diego State product Matt Mitchell for his second professional campaign as well. Reuniting with young point guard Lucas Beaufort and adding both Marcus Keene and Bodian Massa formed the offseason picture prior to retaining the 23-year-old small forward.

Brose Bamberg penned 22-year-old center Gabriel Chachashvili to a two-year contract. Amir Bell, Jaromir Bohacik, Spencer Reaves, and Kevin Wohlrath marked the earlier confirmed arrivals for the Qualifying Rounds outfit. Coming back for the German club are Patrick Heckmann and Christian Sengfelder.

Siauliai signed youngster Mantas Litvinas to a four-year contract, Norwegian Chris-Ebou Ndow moved in for Heroes Den Bosch on a one-year contract and the Norrkoping Dolphins retained 19-year-old Hugo Lilja. Meanwhile, Telekom Baskets Bonn promoted 22-year-old Jonas Falkenstein to the senior team.

Photo Credit: Basketball Champions League

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