Bamberg, Strelnieks agree to 3 more years

Jun 15, 2016 by Euroleague.net Print
Bamberg, Strelnieks agree to 3 more years
Brose Baskets Bamberg announced Wednesday that point guard Janis Strelnieks signed a new contract that will keep him at the club three more years, until the end of the 2018-19 season. Strelnieks (1.91 meters, 26 years old) averaged 9.8 points on excellent shooting percentages (55.8% 2FG, 40.4% 3FG, 91.3% FT) and 3.3 assists in 24 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games - 20 of them coming off the bench - last season. In his two seasons with Bamberg, Strelnieks helped his team win back-to-back German League titles and reach the Euroleague Top 16 last season. It marked the best season for a German club ever in the Euroleague, as Bamberg came within one victory of reaching the playoffs. A season earlier, Strelnieks averaged 12.6 points on 45.1% three-point shooting, 3.4 assists and 2.3 rebounds, helping Bamberg reach the Eurocup eighthfinals. Strelnieks’s Euroleague debut came in 2013-14 with Budivelnik Kiev of Ukraine, and he previously played also for Spartak St. Petersburg of Russia and Ventspils and Ventspils Augstskola of his native Latvia. He is also a regular member of the Latvian national team. "I am happy to stay here. The main reason for my decision to stay is that we will play in the Euroleague next season," Strelnieks said. "I always want to play in the best competition and we earned our way back by winning the German championship. We have a great team and great things can happen." Bamberg previously announced new, multi-year deals with big man Leon Radosevic and forward Darius Miller.