Latvian basketball players Rinalds Mālmanis, Mārcis Vītols and Oskars Hlebovickis have found jobs in clubs in Lithuania, Estonia and Poland.
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Mālmanis will continue his career in the Lithuanian team Klaipeda Neptūnas, the club reports. An agreement with the 26-year-old striker has been reached for one season.
Malmanis spent the previous two seasons in Murcia’s UCAM of the Spanish top league (ACB). Last season in ACB, he averaged 1.4 points and 1.4 rebounds in six minutes in 21 games.
Before that, he spent two seasons in the Seville “Real Betis” team, which in the spring of 2019 he helped to win the championship of the second Spanish league, or “LEB Oro”, which ensured its return to the ACB.
Mālmanis joined the Sevilla team in the summer of 2018, when he came from the ACB club “Baskonia” of Vitoria, in whose ranks he also managed to play in the ULEB Euroleague.
On the other hand, the 30-year-old Vītols has joined the Estonian basketball club “Keila”, which will debut in the Latvian-Estonian league next season.
30-year-old Vitols is “Keila’s” first hired foreign player.
In the previous season, Vitols played in another Estonian team, Tallinn “Kalev”/”Cramo”, for which he averaged 6.1 points, 3.1 assists and 2.8 rebounds in 17 minutes in 24 matches in the combined championship.
Before that, Vītols represented the Latvian teams “VEF Rīga” and “Ventspili”, but before joining Kurzemi, he had gone to Ukraine as a legionnaire, where he played for the Odesa team.
Meanwhile, Hlebovicki has moved to the system of the Polish club Wroclaw “Ślask”. The agreement with the 21-year-old forward has been reached for three years and it is planned that he will play in the second team of “Slask”, which is fighting for power in the second league of Poland.
In the previous season, Hlebovickis represented Liepāja, averaging 7.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 26 matches in the Latvian-Estonian Basketball League.
Before that, Ogre basketball student Hlebovickis was in “VEF Riga” system, and also played in Jūrmala team.