Tornike Shengelia has become the name of the moment in European basketball. After disassociate from CSKA Moscow due to the war situation and the conflict in Ukraine as a backdrop, the Georgian announced his commitment to Virtus de Bologna, a team coached by Sergio Scariolo. And now his name is linked to Barça Basket from next June.
As published by several italian media the power forward, whose contract with the transalpine team is only until June, He has committed himself to the Barça entity with a long-term contract. An incorporation that would mean a leap in quality in one of the best templates on the Old Continent.
The 30-year-old player, who according to points from Italy has signed for 600,000 euros for Virtuswould thus return to the Endesa League where he already played in the ranks of Valencia Basket for two seasons and then spent six years defending the Baskonia jersey, from where he left to head to CSKA, where he has averaged 12.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and a PIR of 14 in the Euroleague this course.
Davies ends contract
With the arrival of Shengelia, Barça would have ‘overbooked’ in the ‘4’ position and everything points to Brandon Davies leaving next June. The Philadelphia player has not finished giving his best level and his contract ends on June 30, so he could leave his place for the arrival of the Georgian player. Roland Smits is the other player who could leave the club next season.