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He is back in ABA League - Jahmar Young signs with Cibona

Cibona have quickly found a replacement for Langston Hall. 

Slobodan Subotic (Photo: Buducnost VOLI)

One American left the team, the other arrived. After parting ways with Langston Hall, Cibona have quickly signed a contract with a new player. The latest addition to the Wolves crew is Jahmar Young!

The ABA League fans remember this name, as this 30-year old shooting guard played for Crvena zvezda back in 2010, while he also had a short episode in Široki in the 2013/14 season. Cibona head coach Slobodan Subotić knows Young very well as he worked with him in Al Riyadi in 2016.

"I know him and he knows me, as we worked together in Beirut two years ago. I have to be honest and say that he was not our first option, but we had to give up on all the other plans due to various reasons. Therefore, we have decided to sign a pleyer which I know very well. Young can play as point guard or shooting guard, he is good in defense, while Bilinovac also knows him quite good as two of them played together in Široki. I have no doubt that Young will be a significant reinforcement for our team," said Subotić.

Young will join his new teammates this Wednesday, while it is expected that he will make a debut for Cibona in the next ABA League round.

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Cibona potpisala Jahmara Younga

Košarkaški klub Cibona sklopio je ugovor s još jednim Amerikancem. Riječ je o 30-godišnjem beku Jahmaru Clintonu Lamontu Youngu.

Ljubitelji košarke s ovih prostora već su ga imali prilike upoznati kada je 2010. godine potpisao za Crvenu Zvezdu, a jedan kratak period igrao je i za Široki. Igrač kojeg trener Slobodan Subotić jako dobro poznaje iz libanonske lige gdje mu je bio trener u Al Riyadu.

“Surađivali smo prije dvije godine u Beirutu. Dobro ga poznam i on mene. Moram biti iskren, nije nam bio među prvim opcijama. Sve druge opcije koje smo mi imali su zbog raznih razloga ispali iz igre što zbog ozljeda, što zbog financija. Odlučili smo se za jednog igrača kojeg osobno dobro poznajem. Može igrati na poziciji jedan i dva. Odličan je u obrani. Bilinovac ga dobro poznaje jer su zajedno igrali u Širokom tako da će sigurno biti pravo pojačanje,” izjavio je prvi strateg Vukova.

Iza njega je bogata klupska karijera, osim navedenih klubova nastupio je još i za Spirou Charleroi, Ventspils, Orleans Loiret Basket, Nizhny Novgorod, Paris – Levallois i Hapoel Haifa. Posljednji klub u kojem je igrao bio je Huracanes del Atlantico iz Dominikanske Republike.

Jahmar Young priključit će se momčadi već danas, a prvi njegov nastup očekujemo u sljedećem kolu ABA lige kada Cibone gostuje u Skopju.