Casademont Zaragoza Transfer Watch
In the summer, Casademont Zaragoza parted ways with head coach Porfirio Fisac after two years and handed the reins to Diego Ocampo. His tenure however was short-lived, as the club decided to terminate their contract with the Spanish tactician on November 2nd.
The next day, Zaragoza announced that they agreed to a deal with Sergio Hernández and that the Argentina national team head coach will take the reins of the Aragon side until the end of the season.
The latest addition to the 2020-21 Zaragoza roster is Jacob Wiley, who arrives on loan from fellow Spanish side Herbalife Gran Canaria. The 26-year-old center averaged 9.8 points and 3.8 rebounds per game in the Liga Endesa.
🌟 Así ha brillado @JWiley_24 con 🇲🇰 en la ventana @FIBA de clasificación para el @EuroBasket 2022— Casademont Zaragoza (@CasademontZGZ) February 25, 2021
📊 1⃣6⃣ PTS | 7⃣.5⃣ REB | 1⃣.3⃣ AST | 2⃣.3⃣ TAP | 2⃣3⃣.3⃣ VAL#LigaEndesa #BasketballCL | #MásUnidosQueNunca🦁
German international Elias Harris, who has significant BCL experience from his spell at Brose Bamberg. The 31-year-old forward started the season at MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg and averaged 15.5 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in the German BBL.
On February 8 Zaragoza parted ways with TJ Bray , the American point guard who had joined on loan from Bayern Munich on December 3rd. Shooting guard DJ Seeley, who had started the season at Zaragoza, went in the opposite direction and joined the Bavarian powerhouse as part of the agreement between the two clubs. Bray averaged 4.8 points and 3.8 assists for Zaragoza in his four BCL Regular Season games.
Earlier, Zaragoza had brought in guard Luka Rupnik, who started the season at ERA Nymburk. The Slovenian international played for the Spanish team in their first two games of the BCL season, averaging 9.5 points and 2.5 assists per game, but the parties decided on December 6 to end their partnership.
In the summer, the Spanish club's first signing was Rasheed Sulaimon from JDA Dijon, whom Zaragoza faced twice in the 2019-20 BCL Regular Season.
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Jason Thompson had departed the club in March but Zaragoza managed to agree new terms with the 34-year-old center and bring him back to Aragon for the start of the season. Thompson however departed Zaragoza on February 9 and agreed terms with Shanghai Sharks in the Chinese league.
Zaragoza have also brought back a member of their now famed 'Generación Z' of young players, as Jaime Fernandez ended a two-year stint at Barcelona B to come back home. The Aragon club initially also recuperated Jaime Pradilla, who spent last season on loan at Palencia in the LEB Oro division, but later opted to trade him to Valencia Basket.
Their fellow 'Generación Z' member Carlos Alocén meanwhile will continue his career at Real Madrid, who had acquired the young star in the summer of 2019 but had allowed him to stay on at Zaragoza for another season. Dylan Ennis, who has extended his contract, will move from the shooting guard to the point guard spot to fill in for Alocen.
Zaragoza added Sagaba Konate to their frontcourt in the summer but parted ways with the 24-year-old power forward on November 29, as he saw only limited action in the Spanish Liga Endesa and in the BCL and the Mali international signed with PAOK Thessaloniki.
Meanwhile veteran center Fran Vazquez has called day on his illustrious career and Montenegrin power forward Nemanja Radovic departed Zaragoza after two very impactful years to return to UCAM Murcia, his first club in Spain.