Žanis Peiners inks with Darüşşafaka
Žanis Peiners has signed contract with Turkish basketball club Darüşşafaka Basketbol for the next two seasons (1+1 contract).
For the last seasons the 27-year old Latvian represented such clubs as BK Ventspils (Latvia), P.A.O.K. (Greece) and BC Lietkabelis (Lithuania) and after hard work and great performance is ready for his next challenge in even higher level. In 2017/2018 season for Lietkabelis Žanis averaged 12.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 0.8 steals per game in 43 Lithuanian Basketball League games, as well as 12.8 points, 5.1. rebounds, 2.6. assists and 0.8 steals per game in 10 Eurocup games.
Eurobasket.com gave him Bosman Player of the Year award, as well as included in the Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL 1st team of 2018.
In 2017/2018 Darussafaka Istanbul basketball club won 7DAYS EuroCup and therefore won ticket to play in EuroLeague next season. The club finished 6th in the Turkish Basketball Superlague.