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ZagNative
06-25-2014, 11:58 AM
Leaving Belgium for Czech Republic:

CEZ Nymburk signs Derek Raivio, ex Aalstar - Jun 25, 2014

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EUROBASKET NEWS (http://www.eurobasket.com/Czech-Republic/basketball.asp?NewsID=364612)

Derek Raivio
CEZ Basketball Nymburk (NBL) signed 30-year old American shooting guard Derek Raivio (190-84kg-84, college: Gonzaga). He has played for the last two seasons at Aalstar in Belgian Ethias League. In 37 games he had very impressive stats: 18.6ppg, 2.3rpg and 4.3apg last season. He helped them to win the supercup and make to league final. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Belgian League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Raivio also played 3 games in EuroChallenge where he recorded also remarkable stats: 17.3ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.7apg.
In 2007 he was drafted by Great Falls Explorers (CBA) in fourth round (37th overall).

Raivio attended Gonzaga University and it is his eighth season in pro basketball. He was voted NABC All-NCAA District 14 1st Team back in 2007 at his college time.

Raivio has played also professionally in Germany (TBB Trier and Koeln 99ers), Japan (Shinshu Brave Warriors Nagano) and D-League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Erie Bay Hawks

sittingon50
06-25-2014, 02:32 PM
Thanks Native.

ZagNative
08-23-2014, 01:58 PM
Stumbled across an interview with Derek today (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.basket-nymburk.cz%2Fclanky%2F08-zpravy-z-klubu%2F2797%2Fplan-pripravy-a-tymu%2F), which I've translated with Google Translator.

DEREK Raivio: accept the challenge

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After a great season in Belgium, where he became the top scorer of the competition, Derek comes to Nymburk accompanied by high expectations. You have but also on its own. He is curious as to handle a huge portion of the match which is waiting for him this year.

Team Web Site (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.basket-nymburk.cz%2Fhome%2F)

Eurobasket Team page (http://basketball.eurobasket.com/team/Czech-Republic/CEZ_Basketball_Nymburk/3842)

VTB United League (http://www.vtb-league.com/en/home/home.htm)

Where is Nymburk located in the Czech Republic? Its about 45 minutes from Prague, which is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe!

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