Alytus “Wolves” club joined hands with another young basketball player. In the upcoming season, the 23-year-old who can play in the positions of attacking defender and light winger will wear the wolf shirt Herkus Hamwith whom a one-year contract was signed.
Last season, the 197 cm tall player started in the National Basketball League (NKL) Palanga “Kuršiau” team, where he averaged 9.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists and collected 10.3 efficiency points. during the match.
Before the end of the season, he received an invitation to join Huesca Penas in the Spanish second division. Marius Grigonis, Tadas Sedekerskis, Gabrielius Maldūnas and current Wolves team head coach Rimas Kurtinaitis have previously played in this team.
H. Kumpys played 11 games in her ranks and averaged 2.9 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.5 utility points per game.
“Herkus helped us a lot while we were waiting for former players in the national team, and with his professionalism, desire and contribution on the field, he proved that he is worthy of staying in our ranks until the end of the season. We see his potential to defend well and we believe that daily work with other players in our team will help him improve rapidly and then take advantage of chances in the match,” Wolves basketball operations manager Algimantas Bružas said about the team’s newcomer.
H. Kumpys managed to make his debut in an unofficial match for the Wolves before he had a contract. He scored 3 points in the semifinals of the Vladas Garast Cup tournament, 9 points in the minor finals, hitting 3 long shots, and did not score in the match against “Žalgiris” Kaunas.
H. Kumpys became the 12th player in the Wolves lineup. The club plans to supplement it with 1-2 more players.