Cholet Basket lands experienced Goree

Aug 09, 2012 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Cholet Basket lands experienced Goree
Marcus GoreeCholet Basket bolstered its frontcourt for the upcoming Eurocup season by inking veteran big man Marcus Goree to a one-year deal on Thursday. Goree (2.03 meters, 34 years old) arrives from Benetton Basket, where he averaged 9.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in 6 Eurocup Last 16 games last season. He started the 2011-12 season with PAOK Thessaloniki, for whom he averaged 14.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in five Eurocup games and 12.1 points and 7.1 rebounds in 10 Greek League games. The former Euroleague champion, who was dubbed "Tiger" by the fans in Treviso, helped Benetton to the 2006 Italian League championship and the 2005 and 2007 Italian Cups in his previous stay with the club. Goree is a well-travelled power forward who has played for some of the top clubs in Europe, including CSKA Moscow, with whom he won the 2008 Euroleague, and Maccabi Tel Aviv. In total he played 119 Euroleague games over six seasons and ranks fifth all-time in the competition in blocked shots (120) and 17th in rebounds (727). During an 11-season professional career, Goree has also suited up for Le Havre in France, Frankfurt Skyliners and New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig in Germany, Gran Canaria and Estudiantes in Spain, Benetton in Italy, and Triumph Lyubertsy Moscow Region in Russia. He has also collected national championships in Israel and Russia with Maccabi and CSKA, respectively.