Motum signs to play in Lithuania with Zalgiris

Australian Boomers forward Brock Motum has signed to play with Lithuanian side BC Zalgiris Kaunas for the 2015/16 season with an option for a second year.

Motum, who spent last season with the Adelaide 36ers in the Australian NBL, is currently on tour with the Australian national team in Europe in preparation for the 2015 FIBA Oceania Championships against New Zealand that commences on 15 August. He impressed in Australia's recent two losses to Lithuania, taking the opportunity to ink the deal while he was in Kaunas.

#Zalgiris signed big guy Brock #Motum from #Australia to 1+1 contract. Welcome to #Kaunas, @brockm12! pic.twitter.com/UyHzOoVqU0

— BC Zalgiris Kaunas (@bczalgiris) August 4, 2015

BC Zalgiris Kaunas are the reigning Lithuanian Cup and League champions who will also be returning to play in the prestigious Euroleague competition next season. They are assembling an impressive roster, also recently adding Lithuanian national team members Mantas Kalnietis and Martynas Pocius and will be expected to once again challenge for the title and be a serious threat in Euroleague.

After going close to securing a place on the Utah Jazz' roster last season and again performing well in 2015 NBA Summer League, the former Washington State star returns to Europe after a stint with Granarolo Bologna in Italy for the 2013/14 season. Motum was weighing up a partially guaranteed contract with the Jazz, but instead has chosen the security of a deal with one of the best teams in Europe.

I'm joining a really good team that is playing in Euroleague, and is the Lithuanian Champion - Brock Motum

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