Created on 2014-07-17 at 09:35 AM
After three years with FC Bayern Basketball, American Power Forward Chevon Troutman leaves the club in the direction of Poland's Stelmet Zielona Gora. The 32-year-old Pennyslvania native moved to Bayern in 2011 and was a big part of the team's historic title-winning campaign last season.
"With Chevy, not only is a good player leaving but also a friend whom we will definitely stay in contact with," said managing director Marko Pesic. "We thank him for everything he has done for the team and we wish him all the best in his new challenge." Troutman scored 1159 points in 108 league games for Bayern.
Experienced Savanovic signs
Bayern announced the high-profile signing of Serbain national team player Dusko Savanovic on a two-year deal. The 2,04-meter tall Power Forward comes from Turkey's most successful club, Anadolu Efes where he has played for the last three years. "I am very happy to be a part of Bayern Munich's exciting project. This team has already delivered some great results and will continue to grow in the future, that is why I'm happy to make Munich the next step in my career," said the 30-year-old.
"Dusko had numerous offers including from Spain, so we are proud that he chose us. He will no doubt strengthen the team in his position and we will benefit a lot from his experience," said the team's managing director Marko Pesic. Indeed, Savanovic has been playing at the highest level for years, including the Spanish league, regarded as the strongest in Europe, and won several trophies. "I have played in several strong leagues and can bring my experience here," the Belgrade-born player explained.
Young talent Mayr arrives
FCBB has officially signed Center-talent Daniel Mayr. The U20 national team player, who was pursued by several other teams, transfers from second division side Science City Jena and signed a contract until summer of 2018.
Daniel Mayer, who just celebrated his 19th birthday earlier this year, is one of the biggest talents in German basketball. The 2,11-meter Center was voted the best defender in the U19 Bundesliga in the 2012/13 season as well as this past season. He averaged 16.3 points and 11 rebounds. All the while he featured for Jena where he played 35 games, averaging 5.4 points and 3.8 rebounds.