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David Blu: I'm Ready To Play Again - Sep 22, 2013


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Former Los Angeles native Euroleague-winning sharpshooter David Blu, has expressed his desire to return to the hardwood this season, Blu told Eurobasket via cellular.

Blu, a 6-foot-7 forward, was considered one of the elite all-around shooters outside the NBA. He temporarily put his hoops career on pause last summer to complete his studies at the University of Southern California.

"I took a sabbatical to get my education and now I'm exploring the opportunity to play again," Blu said. "I am healthy and in great shape and miss the game so I figure I'd go back to doing what I love."

At USC, Blu completed his Bachelor's degree in Sociology. "I spent time broadcasting which was one of my initial goals. I also studies Spanish and completed three separate research projects on Venice Beach homeless people, the situations of student athletes, and the mental transitions of athletes between phases of their careers," he explained.

Over the summer, Blu, a NBA certified agent, began his player-recruiting process in his hometown but also attended the NBA Summer Leagues in Las Vegas and Orlando, where he linked up with retired ex-Maccabi Tel Aviv teammates Anthony Parker and Derrick Sharp. Parker is the current scout for the Orlando Magic and Sharp, who parted ways with Maccabi after 16 consecutive seasons, is mulling over future opportunities.

"I really miss the game and everything that comes with it, and my family want me to be happy and I'm happiest on the court. I have other opportunities here in the United States but none intriguing as being a player. Again," said the 33-year-old journeyman. Blu, who spent a large amount of time last season around the USC Trojans, recently received numerous non-basketball related business opportunities, yet he is focused on returning to the parquet.

Throughout his ten-year career, the American-Israeli passport holder showcased his talents for Dynamo Saint Petersburg, Benetton Treviso, Bologna, Le Mans and registered three stints with European powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv. "There are a handful of teams in the mix right now. It has to be a good situation in which I know I'll play. I'm in no rush to return."

Unlike his previous overseas era where Blu was accompanied by his wife Megan, and two daughters, this time, he's riding solo. "I used to pass on opportunities to play in countries with a tougher weather climate because of my family, but this time I'm coming alone so I will be able to be 100% focused on winning and practically live in gym," Blu said.   




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Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) landed 30-year old Serbian international center Vladimir Stimac (210-118kg-87, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at Besiktas (BSL). In 40 games he averaged 13.9ppg, 9.6rpg and 1.1apg last season. Stimac helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Center of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to...   [read more]


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Euroleague Standings
 1. Anadolu Efes 0-0 
 2. Baskonia 0-0 
 3. Brose Bask. 0-0 
 4. Crvena Zvezda 0-0 
 5. CSKA 0-0 
 6. EA7 Armani 0-0 
 7. FC Barcelona 0-0 
 8. Fenerbahce 0-0 
 9. Khimki 0-0 
 10. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
 11. Olympiacos 0-0 
 12. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 13. Real Madrid 0-0 
 14. Unicaja 0-0 
 15. Valencia 0-0 
 16. Zalgiris 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Keith LANGFORD
  Unics
  (193-SG-83)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Langford, Unics21.8 
 2. De-Colo, CS.19.1 
 3. Goudelock, Maccabi .17.3 
 4. Wanamaker, Darussaf.16.7 
 5. Llull, Real Madrid16.5 
 6. Teodosic, CSKA16.1 
 7. Bogdanovic, Fener.14.6 
 8. James, Panathin.13.1 
 9. Larkin, Baskonia13.1 
 10. Rice, FC Barcelona13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ekpe UDOH
  Fenerbahce
  (208-F/C-87)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Udoh, Fenerbahce7.8 
 2. Melli, Brose Bask.7.4 
 3. Honeycutt, Anadolu .7.3 
 4. Kuzmic, Crvena Z.7.0 
 5. Voigtmann, Basko.7.0 
 6. Zizic, Darussafaka6.7 
 7. Dorsey, FC Barce.6.3 
 8. Dunston, Anadolu .6.2 
 9. Jankunas, Zalgiris6.1 
 10. Tomic, FC Barce.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Milos TEODOSIC
  CSKA
  (195-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Teodosic, CSKA6.8 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympiacos6.1 
 3. Llull, Real Madrid5.9 
 4. Larkin, Baskonia5.7 
 5. Colom, Unics5.7 
 6. Jovic, Crvena Z.5.7 
 7. Guler, Galatasaray5.6 
 8. Heurtel, Anadolu .5.6 
 9. Calathes, Panathin.5.5 
 10. Westermann, Zalgiris5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Charles JENKINS
  Crvena Z.
  (191-SG-89)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Jenkins, Crvena Z.2.1 
 2. Calathes, Panathin.1.5 
 3. Wanamaker, Darussaf.1.5 
 4. Lazic, Crvena Z.1.4 
 5. Wilbekin, Darussafaka1.4 
 6. Larkin, Baskonia1.3 
 7. Jovic, Crvena Z.1.3 
 8. Guler, Galatasaray1.3 
 9. Hanga, Baskonia1.3 
 10. Fernandez, Real M.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekpe UDOH
  Fenerbahce
  (208-F/C-87)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Udoh, Fenerbahce2.2 
 2. Tyus, Galatasaray1.5 
 3. Pleiss, Galatasaray1.2 
 4. Parakhouski, Unics1.2 
 5. Dunston, Anadolu .1.1 
 6. Randolph, Real Madrid1.1 
 7. Singleton, Panathin.1.0 
 8. Birch, Olympiacos1.0 
 9. Honeycutt, Anadolu .0.9 
 10. Kirk, Anadolu Efes0.9 
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