Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana bolstered its backcourt by signing point guard Yogi Ferrell for the remainder of the season. Ferrell (1.82 meters, 28 years old) arrives from Panathinaikos OPAP Athens, for which he debuted in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague this season. He appeared in five games as a reserve and averaged 1.6 points and 1.8 assists. Ferrell spent the previous five seasons in the NBA, where he played for Brooklyn, Dallas, Cleveland, Sacramento and Los Angeles Clippers. For his career, he averaged 7.7 points and 2.3 assists in 259 games. Ferrell also spent time in the G-League with Long Island and Salt Lake City. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2017.
“We are happy that Yogi Ferrell has signed a contract with us,” Coach Jurica Golemac said. “We’re sure we brought in a quality playmaker who doesn’t have much experience playing in Europe and has a good career in the NBA League behind him. He will definitely need time to get to know the team. He is a winner by nature, likes to play defense and likes to win. I’m sure it will take a lot less time to adjust than some might think. I emphasize we are very happy that he landed at Cedevita Olimpija.”