Utah Jazz rookie Olivier Hanlan joins Zalgiris Kaunas

December 22, 19:44

Zalgiris Kaunas signed promising rookie guard Olivier Hanlan to a one-year deal, with an option to keep him for another season.


Hanlan (1.93 meters, 22 years old) will start his professional basketball career with Zalgiris. He arrives from Boston College. Hanlan was drafted this summer by Utah Jazz with 42nd pick.

Canadian guard averaged 19.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 32 NCAA games last season, in which he was chosen to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team.

Hanlan has also played for the Canadian Under-17, U19 and University national teams. He helped Canada win a bronze medal at the 2010 U17 World Championships.