Zalgiris Kaunas has completed the signing of high-flying big man Kevarrius Hayes on a 1+1 deal, the club announced Friday. The Florida alum will replace Joffrey Lauvergne, who officially parted ways with the club after two seasons.
Hayes started his professional career with Pallacanestro Cantu after four years in the University of Florida. Last season, Hayes played for Bursaspor and helped the team complete a surprising run in the EuroCup.
A man to bolster Zalgiris' frontcourt! Welcome to Kaunas, Kevarrius! 🤝
— BC Zalgiris Kaunas (@bczalgiris) July 29, 2022
Hayes was a regular presence in the starting five for the Turksih club and averaged 9.0 points and 7.0 rebounds, along with 1.5 steals and 1.1 blocks. Hayes averaged 9.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per game in the Turkish BSL.
Hayes returns to EuroLeague after the 2020-21 season, when he played for ASVEL Villeurbanne. During his time in Italian League, the Florida product led the Lega Basket Serie A in blocks averaging 2.6 blocks.