Partizan have announced the signing of American point Curtis Jerrells as a replacement for Oliver Lafayette, who did not satisfy coach Jovanovic and was released.

Jerrells was the first choice for the coach since summer, but the player wanted to wait for an offer from an NBA club and Partizan couldn’t wait for much longer. Eventually the player couldn’t find a satisfactory offer, so Partizan had the chance to sign him, after all.

Partizan started the season with Lafayette, but the player did not offer everything expected from him, especially in the Adriatic League where Partizan results have been surprisingly poor so far.

Jerrells will make his Euroleague debut against Khimki on Wednesday.