Busy Transfer session for Floriana Basketball Club comes to an end

Thursday, August 9, 2012, 2:52

At the end of July the summer transfer window for local basketball closed and as promised in the last Annual General Meeting, the Floriana Basketball Club committee worked hard to strengthen the team. The Club celebrating its 35th year anniversary built a strong squad to challenge for honours and will be led once more by Paul Ferrante.

After Chris and Steve Sammut signed new contracts, the club signed no fewer than seven players. Joining the club on a permanent basis are Jeremy Curmi and Clayton Calleja who were on loan from Eurobasket and Athleta respectively. Whilst Curmi was mainly used in the youth categories, Calleja was an integral part of the team which obtained the best ever result in the club’s history. Both players signed a 3 year contract.

After Adrian Sultana announced his retirement from the game, the committee looked to find a suitable replacement and signed Sassoun Saakian and Gabor Szokreny who was training with the team toward the end of last season.
Phillip Thomas was signed as the foreigner for this season and after a brilliant college career at the University Of Portland State, he’ll be getting the first taste of European basketball with the club. Thomas who is a Center and is 6 foot 9 in height, will have the responsibility of filling up the big void left by Evan Fjeld who was exceptional last season.

Last but definitely not least, the Club concluded what can be regarded as the biggest signings in the history of the Club. These are national team player Dirk Schembri and David Camilleri. These two players need no introduction and their acquisition will no doubt strengthen the team to compete for the major honours in the local game.

These signings will go to strengthen an already solid base from last season led by team captain Ian Mercieca who will once more form part of the team together with the already mentioned Chris and Steve Sammut, Mark Ciantar and Adrian Baldacchino.


  1. Xarlon says:

    Qisu kollox rieqed awn…

    Basketball raqad jew?
    Floriana biss qishom qed jiccaqalqu naqra. Jew?


  2. karmnu says:

    sassoun saakian ixjeh minn adrian sultana kien jaqbel li zzommuh greens!! nispera li pawlu jkun kapaci jikkontrollah u lil ohrajn ukoll…mill-bqija awguri


Leave a comment