Perennial Montenegrin champion Buducnost VOLI Podgorica bolstered its frontline for the upcoming 7DAYS EuroCup campaign with the addition of big man Shawn James, who signed a one year deal, club announced over the weekend.
Former Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champion and All-EuroLeague center, James (2.08 meters) who will turn 33 years of age this week, has played for three different teams last season. He started it with Spanish club Dominion Bilbao Basket, for whom he averaged 8.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.1 blocks and 1.1 steals in seven EuroCup games, before moving to Olympiacos Piraeus of Greece where he spent a month and posted 3.4 points and 1.6 rebounds in limited action.
He finished the season with Eskisehir of Turkey, and in the Turkish League averaged 10.9 points, 8.5 rebound, 1.5 blocks and 1.1 steals per contest. Prior to last season, James changed only three clubs over seven years. He played a season with EA7 Emporio Arman Milan, and three Euroleague campaigns with Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv. He was named All-Euroleague Second Team after the 2012-13 campaign, and a year later watched from the sidelines due to a back injury as Maccabi won the Euroleague title. During his pro career, James also played three seasons with Bnei Hasharon in Israel.