Kieron Achara Signs With Angelico Biella

Duquesne Media Relations
Posted Jul 31, 2009

PITTSBURGH - Former Duquesne center Kieron Achara has signed a one-year contract with Angelico Biella of the Italian League.

Kieron Achara, who completed his Duquesne career in 2007-08, averaged 4.6 points and 3.2 rebounds in 12.4 minutes per game last season for Fortitudo, which plays in the same league. Fortitudo and Biella both compete in the Serie A - known as the top professional league in Italy.

"They made the final four in Italy last season and will compete in the Eurocup this year," said Achara who is currently in his native Scotland preparing for workouts with the British National Team. "It was an opportunity I could not turn down."

Achara finished his career ranked 19th on Duquesne's all-time scoring list with 1,240 career points and second in career blocked shots with 185. He tied for second-most games played in school history with 115.

Achara is one of five Ron Everhart-coached Duquesne players who will be playing professionally overseas this fall along with former teammates Aaron Jackson (Antalya - Turkey), Reggie Jackson (Newcastle Eagles - Great Britain), Shawn James (Bnei-Hasharon - Israel) and Gary Tucker (Science City Jena - Germany).

Related Stories
Reggie Jackson Unlikely to Return to England
 -by  Jul 31, 2009
Gary Tucker on Duquesne Basketball
 -by  Jul 30, 2009
Gary Tucker to Play Professionally in Germany
 -by  Jul 20, 2009

Get the 2014 Recruiting Yearbook with an annual Total Access Pass
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
F Kieron Achara (profile)
PG Aaron Jackson (profile)
PG Reggie Jackson (profile)
PF Shawn James (profile)
DL Gary Tucker (profile)
[View My HotList]