Rus News Journal

CSKA the Champion of Euroleague loses Andersen

- 2007/ 08 has signed contracts with the American forward Terensom Morrisom (29 years, growth of 207 sm) from Makkabi and the Russian centre Alexander Kaunom (23 years, 211 sm), in April become champion NCAA in a university line-up Kansas . Morris became one of the main opening of Euroleague - 2007/ 08 (12,4 points, 8,3 selections and 1,8 block - shota on the average for game) and has been included in the symbolical five of tournament. Especially strongly it has proved on season finish - in many respects thanking this American Makkabi has made the way in the Ending of four where has conceded CSKA only in the ending. Kaun (7,1 points, 3,9 selections, 1,2 block - shota for game in NCAA - 2007/ 08), finished training at university in this summer, planned to propose the candidature on a NBA draught, but thus did not hide that it is ready to consider and offers from Europe.
Also CSKA has incurred also the first essential loss: the basic centre command David Andersen has passed in Barcelona with which has already entered into the three-year agreement.
Andersen`s leaving and signing of Morrisa hardly should be regarded as castling, - the general director of CSKA Andrey Vatutin speaks. - Negotiations with Morrisom have begun still when the situation with Andersen was uncertain. We wanted, that David remained, and have made its very good proposal. The Australian should be defined till June, 15th. As a result he has decided not to prolong the contract. Has told that very much it is pleasant to it in Moscow, but now it is better to replace conditions. Well, in CSKA those who very strongly wants it play only.
Certainly, we are very grateful to Andersen for everything that it has made for our command, - Vatutin continues. - As to Kauna and Morrisa they, certainly, will strengthen CSKA. With Morrisom all is clear - not without reason it has entered into the symbolical five of Euroleague. Well and Kaun the young, perspective basketball player. Probably, in the near future he will already play an important role in Russian national team. As to selection campaign as a whole it is not ended yet. In particular, in the near future there should come clearness with Papalukasom and Burn.
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