Former U of L guard Kyle Kuric heads for Madrid after signing with struggling Spanish team
Insider Louisville most likely isn’t your go-to website for sports, but here’s an interesting scoop.
Multiple sources are saying former University of Louisville guard Kyle Kuric is tweeting that he signed with Asefa Estudiantes in Barcelona, Spain.
(Technically, the team is Club Baloncesto Estudiantes, S.A.D.)
Kuric spent his entire college career with Louisville averaging 12.6 points per game, and 4.2 repounds as senior.
Commonly called Estu, the club initially made contact with Kuric and his agent Guillermo Bermejo in April at the Portsmouth Invitional for NBA prospects. But Kuric said there was more interest then from another club in Spain and teams in Turkey, Greece and Italy. “I was planning on going to Greece,” said Kuric. “Then my agent called and said there was another opportunity in Spain that might work out.”
In addition to his salary, Kuric will receive an apartment and car — typical perks of European contracts.
While Kuric was not quite a star, he is a white boy who can freakin’ slam.
He had one of the most dramatic dunks of 2011 over Scott Martin of Notre Dame. (See video.)
In March 201o, he scored 22 points, including a massive dunk when U of L crushed No. 1 Syracuse University 78 to 68 in U of L’s final game at Freedom Hall before moving to KFC Yum! Arena.
Asefa Estudiantes has been struggling since 2005, only making it to Spain’s pro-league seminfinals once, in 2009.
Kuric better be learning Espanol.
Most of the non-Spanish players played for U.S. colleges, but the majority are from the U.S. the Dominican Republic or South America.