Tezenis Verona (Lega2) inked 34-year old former Belgian international guard Dimitri Lauwers (187-83kg-79). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport. Lauwers played most recently at Telenet Oostende in Belgian Ethias League. In 14 games he averaged 4.4ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.0apg last season. He helped them to win the league title. Lauwers also spent the start of the season at Air Avellino (SerieA) that year. In 20 games he had just 2.7ppg and 1.3rpg. Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com Italian SerieA All-Newcomers Team award back in 2005. Lauwers also represented Belgium at the European Championships in Lithuania two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 7.0ppg, 1.2rpg, 2.2apg, FGP: 25.0%, 3PT: 52.6%, FT: 75.0%. Lauwers has played previously professionally in France (Cholet and JDA Dijon) and Italy (Cimberio Varese, Trenkwalder RE, BancaTercas, Givova Scafati and SAIE3 Bologna). His game is described as:
A natural shooting guard, with explosive athletic skills, 3-pts range and a quick release of the ball; his passing skills allow him to play the point too, and he could also adapt in this position by maturing.
Italian Serie B round 24 best performance: Daniele Grilli - 2 days ago
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Guard Daniele Grilli (191-G-87) had a great game in the last round for Barcellona, receiving a Eurobasket.com Serie B Player of the Week award for round 24. The 29-year old player was the main contributor (35 points, three rebounds and five assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Maddaloni (#16, 3-21) 86-75. Barcellona is placed at 4th position in their group in Italian Serie B. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Barcellona w...