Steaua CSM EximBank Bucharest started to get ready for its Eurocup debut next season by reaching a new agreement with guards Pankracije Barac and Mihail Paul, who will keep playing for the team next season. Versatile guard Barac (1.96 meters, 33 years old) averaged 15.4 points, 3.5 assists and 1.1 steals in 32 Romanian League games last season. He has also played for BCM U Pitesti of Romania, Kyiv of Ukraine, Spirou Charleroi of Belgium, as well as for Svjetlost Brod, Jazine Zadar, Cibona Zagreb, Zadar, Zagreb, Hiron Botinec Zagreb and Zrinjevac Zagreb of his native Croatia. He helped Zadar win two Croatian League titles in 2005 and 2008. Barac also lifted the Croatian Cup trophy three times - with Zadar in 2005 and 2006 and with Zagreb in 2010 -, as well as helping Spirou win the Belgian League title in 2009. Barac has accumulated 135 points in 33 Eurocup career games.
Point guard Paul (1.92 meters, 33 years old) is a three-time Romanian champion and Steaua's team captain. He posted 5.6 points, 2.5 assists and 1.8 rebounds last season. Paul spent the past two campaigns with the team, and has previously played in Dinamo Bucharest, Rapid Bucharest, Elba Timisoara, CSU Asesoft Ploiesti, CS Municipal Bucharest, U-Mobitelco Cluj and CSU Atlassib Sibiu.