Rytas adds sharpshooter Cruz
Vilniaus Rytas signed Mexican international Francisco Cruz.
Guard, 29, arrives from Montakit Fuenlabrada. Cruz averaged 14.4 points and 2.7 assists in Spanish league last season.
“Francisco is universal player who can both score points and create situations for teammates”, Dainius Adomaitis, Rytas head coach was quotes in the statement. “He comes to Rytas from perhaps the strongest national league in Europe. I believe that his experience in ACB will be valuable for us.”
Cruz was Mexican national team leader during 2019 FIBA World Cup qualification. He averaged 20 points and 2.4 assists in five games. However Mexico did not qualify for the FIBA World Cup final round.
Cruz became third newcomer for Rytas who will compete in both Betsafe LKL and EuroCup next season. Full squad can be found here.