Lorenzo Cugini Signs New Contract In Norway

TORONTO, September 11, 2017 – Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that Lorenzo Cugini has signed a one-year contract with Gimle BBK Bergen in the Norwegian BLNO.

Cugini, a 6’7’’ forward, is coming off of his first professional season with Omnia Basket Pavia in Italy’s Serie C Gold. He averaged an efficient 19.9 points per game, shooting 55.5% from two-point range, 43.4% from three, and 92.3% from the free throw line. Cugini also added averaged 7.8 rebounds per contest.
A Stow, Ohio native, Cugini attended powerhouse preparatory program, St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, where he helped the team to two Ohio State Championships. He then started his collegiate career at High Point University, and by his junior year was one of the team’s main scoring options. That season, he averaged 9.8 points and 4.8 rebounds, while shooting 59.8% from two-point range, 45.1% from three, and 88.1% from the free throw line. In his senior season, Cugini led the Big South Conference in three-point percentage at 43.3%, and free throw percentage at 85.7%. He finished the year averaging a career-best 10.8 points, along with 3.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. Cugini helped lead High Point to their second consecutive Big South regular season title and a semi final berth in the Big South Tournament.

He finished his career as the program’s fourth all-time leader in three-pointers made with 173, and fifth most efficient three-point shooter with a career mark of 41.2%.

“I am very thankful and blessed for the opportunity Gimle BBK has given me,” said Cugini. “I look forward to the upcoming season.”

Gimle BBK finished last season in third place with a 17-10 record, before making it all the way to the finals of the BLNO playoffs.

“We at Gimle Basket are absolutely thrilled to have Lorenzo on our team for this season,” said Frederik Gnatt, Gimle General Manager. “Lorenzo was the number one priority for our head coach. Last season we lost the final, with Lorenzo on board we hope to do one better this season.”

For more information and individual box scores for Lorenzo throughout the season, visit http://slansportsmanagement.com/lorenzo-cugini.