Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Jamar Smith in Italy's 2nd Division

Jamar Smith (2002-04) has signed a one-year deal (translated) with Fastweb Junior Casale of Italy's Lega 2 (the 2nd division pro league in Italy). From the team's press release (translation):
The Juniors Sign Jamar Smith

The American player completes the 2008-2009 roster.

The FASTWEB JUNIOR CASALE team announces that it has signed an agreement with American JAMAR SMITH.

Born December 5, 1980 in Sicklerville (New Jersey), Jamar attended Overbrook High School. After high school and two seasons at a Junior College in Cumberland, MD, he chose to play for the University of Maryland in the NCAA. He played in the 2004-2005 Premier League in Israel with Maccabi Haifa, then in two successive seasons he has played in the NBDL with the Austin Toros. Last year, he played with Toshiba Brave Thunder in the Japanese league.

The first words of Jamar Smith: "This year I played in a league as competitive and demanding as Italy. I am truly anxious to get to know my teammates and start working. From what I have mentioned, the Juniors can help me find the conditions to grow as a man and as a player. My goal? To compete and improve our chances of winning the championship."

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