Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Domen Lorbek returns to Slovenia.....briefly

Slovenian international swingman Domen Lorbek has signed back in his native country with Helios on a one month contract.

Until last week, Lorbek was with Cajasol Sevilla in Spain's ACB, averaging only 2.9 points in 8 games. He signed there only on a two month contract and it was not renewed when it expired, which doesn't seem surprising with that scoring average. Last year for Benetton Treviso, Lorbek averaged 8.8 points per game in the Eurocup and 6.0 ppg in SerieA, but he was replaced for this season by Cartier Martin. More on that in a moment, though.

Lorbek now signs with Helios just to stay in shape and earn some money while he looks for a more lucrative gig. It's a win win situation, because he becomes Helios' best player by quite a long way. Helios are currently second last in the Adriatic League with a 3-7 record, and are only 5th in the Slovenian league with a 4-3 record. So any reinforcement would be welcome right now.

Domen Lorbek is the young brother of former Pacers draft pick, Erazem Lorbek. The two are nothing alike. Erazem is a scoring big man, with a post game, a mid range jumpshot and the ability to drive the ball, and one of the better big men scorers on the continent. Domen is a decently sized wing player who is best as a catch and shoot specialist.

Erazem is better.


  1. Sometimes i think that Erazem (not you Domen) is the best unathletic big man in a world. I really do.

  2. The Lorbeks has got to be one of the only brother combinations in the world where the younger one isn't better.


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