A post on Twitter from agent Misko Raznatovic, Villanova graduate Mouphtaou Yarou will join the Serbian-A League team Radnicki Kragujevac this season, to continue his basketball career as a professional. The team will also compete in Adriatic League and Eurocup competition this season. It will reportedly be a one-year deal for Yarou.
Mouphtaou Yarou, rookie center from Villanova, with 10ppg and 7,8rpg just joined Bc Radnicki Kragujevac from Serbia.— Misko4Raznatovic (@MiskoRaznatovic) August 29, 2013
The team itself relocated to the City of Kragujevac from Vršac, Serbia in the 2009-10 season. They play their games in the Jezero Hall arena, a 5,320-seat facility that hosts both professional basketball as well as volleyball, handball and futsal.
Eurobasket.com has already inserted Yarou into their projected starting five for Radnicki, placing him as the starting small forward. Yarou has a big body, but his most potent offensive weapon last season was a mid-range jump shot, so the move may make sense -- especially in the European game, where bigs with shooting prowess are not unusual.
Yarou averaged 9.9 points as a senior at Villanova last season on 47.8% shooting from the field and 78% from the free-throw line. His 7.8 rebounds per game led the team by a significant margin as well.