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TOP marks to Iberostar Tenerife for completing their roster with the signing of German shooting-guard Lucca Staiger.

It happened just days after Slovenian target Jaka Blazic was snatched from under their noses.

Coach Txus Vidorreta thought he had Blazic in his keep net, because the 28-year-old seemed certain to switch from Andorra, in Tenerife’s league. But Barcelona nipped in with a last-minute offer to capture him.

But Txus showed the value of keeping an eye on the European market, nailing 30-year-old Staiger, from Brose Bamburg, in the German Bundesliga.

He’s the sixth new summer arrival, and is from Bavaria. But went to Iowa State college in the US, after excelling in the German youth leagues.

Training will move on apace now for the La Laguna team. The fixtures have given them a 30th September away opener at Real Madrid. But the annual, southern, pre-season friendly will bring Tenerife down to Adeje on Saturday, 1st September, to play local rivals Gran Canaria at 8pm in the Pabellon Las Torres sports centre. Ticket details will be available nearer the night.

 

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