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Joey Dorsey has signed a contract with Barça / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Joey Dorsey has signed a contract with FC Barcelona after successfully coming through a medical at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper this morning. “I'm excited about playing for one of Europe's great teams", he declared after signing the deal. The experienced 29 year-old - who is 2.03 metres tall - has signed from the Turkish side Gazientep  for a single season with an option of a further year. 

Excited about the Euroleague

Barça's ñatest signing won the Euroleague with Olympiakos two seasons ago  - scoring 8 points and taking five rebounds in the semi final win over Barça. The Euroleague is one of Dorsey's ambitions still and he explained:  “it's great to be back in the competition - especially with Barça". Dorsey also played half a season in the Spanish League with Laboral Kutxa before joining Olympiakos and he's also pleased to be back in La Liga Endesa.

Before coming to Europe, Dorsey played in the NBA with the Houston Rockets, the Sacramento Kings and the Toronto Raptors. Dorsey has also played with a number of his new Barça teammates in Europe and explained: "I'm happy to be back alongside Papanikolau and Brad Oleson; it's always good to meet up with good friends again and they are also great players".

Dorsey will also be playing with Juan Carlos Navarro. “I remember him at the Memphis Grizzlies when I played for the University and we also played against each other in the Final Four"

A "very aggressive" player

Dorsey is coming to the Palau to strengthen the team's interior play and he describes himself as: "a very aggressive player. Very physical. I'll give my all to help the team", adding "I'm an intense player and I always go all out every time I'm on court".

 


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