Monday, June 20, 2011

James Gist wins Three Trophies in Serbia, then Signs in Turkey for Next Year

James Gist (2004-08), coming off a big season with Partizan Belgrade in Serbia, has signed to play next year for Turkey's reigning champion, Fenerbahe Ulker. (If you remember hearing about FB Ulker on this blog before, it's because it's also home to Sarunas Jasikevicius.)

Partizan played in three different leagues this season, and Gist averaged 11.6 points and 6.3 rebounds in 56 total games. Partizan went 13-1 in the regular season and easily won the Serbian league's championship tournament (not a surprise; this was their tenth straight title as the big fish in an otherwise weak league). Partizan also won the mid-season Serbian Cup tournament. Partizan went 18-8 and won the Adriatic international "NLB" league regular season and championship tournament against tougher competition (it was only their fifth consecutive Adriatic championship). Partizan also advanced to the Top 16 round of the Euroleague tournament before bowing out.

Now enjoy this Top Ten compilation of Gist's dunks from this season:

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