Malta center Kurt Cassar has signed with Serie B side Talos Basketball Ruvo, the club has confirmed on Friday.
After leaving Janus Fabriano on a high, with a promotion to Serie A2, Cassar takes on another Serie B challenge in Puglia, confirming news by the Times of Malta back in July.
Cassar averaged 10.29 points per game and 6.86 rebounds in this season’s playoffs with Fabriano, even achieving two double-doubles in the championship finals against Cividale.
The 22-year-old had joined the then Serie B club back in January from Pallacanestro Orzinuovi, where he had, in an interview with the Times of Malta, admitted playing minutes had been scarce.
Talos Basketball Ruvo will be hoping that Cassar can help them go further after they then lost in the first round of the playoffs with a 3-1 scoreline to Belcorvo Rucker San Vendemiano, the team which eventually faced Fabriano in the next round – a series which Cassar’s side won 3-2.
Ahead of this switch, Cassar will be with the Malta national team as the side aim to retain their title in the FIBA Small Countries Championship in August.