basket zaragoza sign german international heiko schaffartzik

15:33    03 Jul 2018

Spanish ACB Liga side Basket Zaragoza have beefed up their squad with the signong of Heiko Schaffartzik ahead of the 2018/19 season.

The 34-year-old point guard has secured a move to Zaragoza from French LNB Pro A outfit Nanterre 92 on a free transfer.

Schaffartzik won the French Cup with Nanterre after beating Le Mans Sarthe Basket 79–96 in the final in April 2017.

The Germany international was named the French Basketball Cup Final MVP after scoring 24 points in the Final.

A Zaragoza club statement read (translated): "The Aragonese team has reached an agreement with the veteran player (1.83, 34 years) to be part of the team the next two seasons, becoming the second addition rojilla."

"After an extensive career, the German comes from France, where the last two seasons has competed with the JSF Nanterre."

"A native of Berlin, after starting his career in the TuS Lichterfelde of the second division, Schaffartzik (1984) made the leap in 2002 to ALBA Berlin, with which he won the Cup and the Bundesliga in 2003."

"From there, the director of Game started a pilgrimage that took him to five teams in seven campaigns: Giessen 46ers in two stages, Sellbytel Baskets Nürnberg, EWE Baskets Oldenburg, EnBW Ludwigsburg and New Yorker Phantoms."

"A stage that ended in 2010 with his first experience away from Germany, with Türk Telekom. A brief experience before returning to ALBA Berlin in 2011 and lifting his second cup title in 2013. After these two campaigns in the capital, the base signed for Bayern Munich, with which, in his first year, he got his second Bundesliga."

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