Abdul-Hamid signs pro contract


Basketball Club HEMOFARM STADA, the leading team of the Adriatic Basketball League (2005 Winner, Final Four regular participant), twice semifinalists of ULEB Cup, semifinalist of Euro Cup, and one of the best teams of the Serbian National League in past five years, welcomes UCLA play-maker Mustafa Abdul-Hamid.

This is a great opportunity for the young UCLA player to develop his talents in the Serbian city of sports: Vrsac, Serbia, among other three cities of this largest West Balkans country, hosted European Basketball Championship in 2005; also Vrsac is about to host European handball championship in January 2012. The Hall “Millennium”, has been officially announced as the most beautiful European hall with capacities up to 5,000 seats. This very Hall has been the cradle of some top-class basketball players in recent years: Darko Milicic made his first basketball steps there before being drafted as a 2nd NBA pick in 2003; players grown with HEMOFARM STADA basketball school play all over Europe nowadays, whereas the young junior team of HEMOFARM STADA is for years now top ranked in European and regional competitions.

The team Mustafa Abdul-Hamid joins has been hosting U.S. players for years: at least seven American players, including Vonteego Cummings (ex-Cleveland Cavaliers player), Robert Conley (one of the best U.S. players playing in Europe for 10 or more years) and Rawle Marshall (ex-Dallas Mavericks, ex-Indiana Pacers player) were members to HEMOFARM STADA in recent years, helping them to reach finals of many competitions it participated in.

By entering this kind of collaboration with another American player, this time talented play-maker Mustafa Abdul-Hamid, HEMOFARM STADA, the team sponsored by the pharmaceutical company STADA GROUP (team has been sponsored by HEMOFARM Serbia which pursues business activities by placing hospital goods to the US market, as well as it has been sponsored by the German Pan-European Konzern STADA), contributes to good relationships between USA and Serbia.

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