Zenit keeps scoring machine Toolson

May 30, 2016 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Zenit keeps scoring machine Toolson
Zenit St. Petersburg announced a new agreement with shooting guard Ryan Toolson, who has penned a one-year deal with a team option to extend the contract until the end of the 2017-18 season. Toolson (1.93 meters, 31 years old) averaged 18.5 points in 15 Eurocup games last season. Toolson was the second-best scorer in the 2015-16 Eurocup, leading the competition in three-pointers made per game (3.27) with the bets percentage in the competition (51.6%). He was second in free throw percentage (29-of-31, 95.1%), only trailing Kostas Vasileiadis of PAOK Thessaloniki (46-of-46, 100%). Toolson helped Zenit reach the Eurocup elimination rounds and the VTB League semifinals. Toolson had joined Zenit from Unicaja Malaga where he averaged 10.9 points and 2.5 assists off the bench in the 2014-15 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season. He spent two seasons with Malaga, and previously played professionally for Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir and Aliaga Petkim in Turkey, Benetton Treviso and Montegranaro in Italy, as well as Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas in Spain. Toolson’s only previous Eurocup season was with Benetton in 2010-11, and in 11 games he averaged 5.5 points on 40% three-point shooting, helping his team finish third overall.