Zadar have completed their 5th transfer this summer as they signed a 1-year deal with 24-year old American center Jonathan Galloway.
Galloway studied at the University of California, Irvine where he played for the UC Irvine Anteaters together with another Zadar’s summer signing Eyassu Worku. Interesting enough, Galloway and Worku were part of the UC Irvine Anteaters team which pulled off a major upset at the 2019 NCAA March Madness when they defeated one of the tournament’s main favorites Kansas State.
Jonathan Galloway started his pro career last season when he signed a deal with Danish side Bakken Bears. He averaged 8.2 points and 8.9 rebounds per game in the 2019/20 season.
“We have signed a player who will be one of the best defensive players of the league in the following season. I expect him to be the leader in tranings and to be a real team player down on the court. It is good that Jonathan is used to play for the winning teams. That was the case when he played for the UC Irvine and that was also the case last year when he helped Bakken Bears advance to the Final Four of the FIBA Europe Cup. We will try to help him improve his game, especially his offense. I am very happy that we managed to add such a player into our team roster,” said Zadar head coach Veljko Mršić.
Zadar have signed 5 new players this summer including Aleksandar Bursać, Filip Paponja (Cibona), Eyassu Worku (UC Irvine), Jacobi Boykins (Sioux Falls Skyforce) and Jonathan Galloway (Bakken Bears).