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Zalgiris Kaunas added some athleticism on the wings with the signing of Sonny Weems to a one-year deal. Weems (1.98 meters, 25 years old) will make his European basketball debut this season with the Lithuanian champs.

He arrives from Toronto of the NBA, where he averaged 9.2 points and 2.6 rebounds last season over 59 games as a part-time starter. It was Weems’s third season in the NBA, where he has also played for Denver.

Before that he enjoyed a successful college basketball career during which he won several awards playing for the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, whom he led to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national championship in 2006, and the University of Arkansas, where he was named first team All-SEC (Southeastern Conference) after his senior year.