World Cup Highlights Arturo Zagars has officially signed with Turkish club Fenerbahce and has been loaned to Lithuanian team BC Wolves, as reported by Johnny Askunis of Eurohoops.net. A recent report suggested that was the likely outcome for Zagars, who attracted interest from the NBA due in part to his strong play for Latvia in this year’s World Cup.
Zagars averaged 12.4 points, 7.4 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 25.2 minutes per game in his eight World Cup appearances, making 48.6% of his field goals and 41.7% of his triples. The 23-year-old, who spent last season playing in Lithuania, was named to the World Cup second team.
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