Tut Ruach Returns To Sweden On One-Year Contract

TORONTO, May 30, 2014 – Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that Tut Ruach has signed a one-year contract to return to KFUM Nassjo Basket of the Swedish Basketligan where he played in 2012-2013.

Ruach, a 6’2” point guard, spent the 2013-14 season playing for BK Nova Hut Ostrava of the Czech Republic National Basketball League. He was eleventh in the league in assists averaging 3.4 per game, fourteenth in steals with 1.4 per game, and added 11.2 points per game. Ruach also averaged 3.7 rebounds, shot 48.6% from two-point range, 33.1% from three-point range, and 78.5% from the free-throw line.

Ruach, a Toronto native, played his collegiate career at York University in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). He was named 2005 CIS Rookie of the Year and went on to become a three-time Ontario University Athletics (OUA) All-Star, York’s second all-time leading scorer and the OUA’s eighth all-time leading scorer (1,635 points).

Ruach then had stops in Germany’s Regionaliga and the National Basketball League of Canada before playing his first season with KFUM Nassjo Basket in 2012-2013. That year, he was named a Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan Honourable Mention. He finished sixth in the league in scoring at 17.3 points per game, led the league in steals with 2.0 per game, and was thirteenth in assists with 3.9 per game. Ruach also averaged 3.8 rebounds, shot 48.9% from the field, 87.4% from the free throw line, and 36.6% from three, while making 1.9 three pointers per game.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to rejoin Nassjo Basket,” said Ruach. “I am happy to be back in Sweden and enthusiastic about what the future brings for myself and this team.”

KFUM Nassjo Basket finished the 2013-2014 season with an 8-28 record and fell to the bottom of the Basketligan standings. They hope that the acquisition of Ruach will help them move up the table this season.

“Nassjo basket can proudly present Tut Ruach for the upcoming season,” said Ulf Classon, KFUM Nassjo Basket Sports Manager. “We know he is great player for the Swedish basketball league, a player that is useful all over the court.”

For more information and individual box scores for Tut throughout the season, visit http://slansportsmanagement.com/tut-ruach.