Kaleb Tarczewski undergoes surgery, Milano signs Alen Omic for the season

A new player for the Italian champions

Olimpia Milano has reached an agreement until the end of the season with Alen Omic, center, 2.16 of height, coming from Buducnost Podgorica with which he was playing in the EuroLeague and in the Adriatic League. Omic was signed once it was considered necessary for Kaleb Tarczewski to undergo surgery to repair the lesion he suffered at the right thumb during the Maccabi game last week. Tarczewski will not be available for about six weeks.

HIS CAREER – Born on May 6, 1992 in Tuzla, Bosnia, Omic is a Slovenian and was raised in the Zlatorog Lasko youth system. He remained there until the 2011/12 season. In 2012 he moved to the Olimpija Ljubljana (5.0 points and 3.8 rebounds on average in the 2012/13 EuroLeague). In 2015 he moved to Gran Canaria (14.0 points and 7.9 rebounds per game in EuroCup) and in 2016 to Anadolu Efes Istanbul (he appeared in 17 EuroLeague games). In January 2017 he moved to Malaga where along Nemanja Nedovic and Jeff Brooks, he helped the team to the EuroCup title (he had 6.4 points and 5.9 rebounds on average). In 2017/18 the began the season at Hapoel Jerusalem (8.0 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in the EuroCup) then moved to the Red Star Belgrade (8.4 points and 4.2 rebounds per game in the EuroLeague). This year after playing the preseason at Fenerbahce Istanbul, he signed for Buducnost Podgorica with which he started in every EuroLeague game. He averaged 8.9 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game, while shooting 62.0% from two and 61.5% from the line.

NOTES – He was a Slovenian National Team member during the 2014 World Cup and 2015 European Championships. Omic won the 2014 Slovenia Supercup, the 2018 Serbian championship, the 2017 EuroCup. During the 2015/16 season he was named in the All-EuroCup First Team.

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