Alan Arnett, the former Kokomo bobkats, has joined Leski after his overseas basketball journey has taken him to Slovakia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Greece, Uruguay and Kosovo. After a brief vacation back home, where he gave birth to a child and played for the Kokomo BobKats, Arnett is now back in Bulgaria to begin the next phase of his career. The 6 foot 5 guard has also played in NBA with Yambol in the 2017-18 season. He won the league’s scoring title and the Most Valuable Player award with dedication and unique skills.
When Arnet was asked about his new team, he said, ” Leski have a rich history; they have the most championship titles in the league. Players are friendly, and you can easily adjust with them, go back to a place you’re comfortable with, and everything is fine. Since it’s the capital, it’s a little more like America than the last place I was in. The opportunity itself was one I couldn’t pass up”.
Arnett informed that he fitted in the team; now, he is 31 and spent almost two weeks with Leski. A preseason tournament at Yambol will be conducted this week, and the regular season starts next weekend. The coach and his teammates recognize Arnett from his old team.
Arnett explains, “We’ll be competing in the Balkan League, an organization in Europe, in addition to our local Bulgarian league, he stated. “We’ll visit locations like Kosovo, Israel, Italy, and Macedonia, among others. There, we’ll compete against other elite teams from their leagues.”
When he played for BobKats, Arnett played a significant role in assisting the group in winning the Midwest Conference crown and making it to the NBA Final Four. He had a game average of 15 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.2 steals. He scored 30 points against the Owensboro Thoroughbreds and 33 points against the Lansing Pharaohs.
Arnett hopes that his journey with Leski launches him back to his prime. He emphasized that he was looking for a place like Leski. That’s why he accepted the offer and is set to make a comeback in Bulgaria.