Friday, December 11, 2009

James Gist Signs in Russia

James Gist (2004-08) has signed to play for Lokomotiv Kuban (translation) of the Russian Superleague this season. From the team's press release (translation):
BC Lokomotiv Moscow-Kuban has signed a contract until the end of the season with American forward James Gist (height 206 cm, weight 107 kg). He was born Oct. 26, 1986 in Silver Spring, playing position number four (strong forward), and is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park.

In 2008, James Gist was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA with the 57th pick. He then signed a one-year contract with the Italian Serie A club Angelico Biella. During his season in Italy, he played in 39 games. He averaged 27 minutes, 12.5 points, 6 rebounds, 1.7 steals, and 0.8 block shots.

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