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Elvisi Dusha will be heading to Kosovo next season after signing a two year contract with KB Prishtina.
The former Surrey Scorcher was one of the final cuts of the GB U20s in 2013, and being a dual-passport holder is currently in the Albanian Senior National team squad fighting to make the final 12 to play in the Eurobasket 2017 qualifiers.
Prishtina compete in the Kosovo Basketball Superleague, Balkan International Basketball League (BIBL) and the FIBA Europe Cup and are the most successful club in Kosovo, having won 10 national championships, 11 national cups and 3 supercups in the last 13 years.
“Pristhina are a very successful team with great history,” Dusha, who moved to England when he was 5 and came up through the London United programme, told Hoopsfix. “I did a lot of research about them and the level of competition and I felt that it was great move for me. I will continue to develop and learn the European style of basketball, while being in a position to win.
“I’m really looking forward to being involved in a professional team with great management, also playing in 4 leagues will no doubt help me develop quicker and experience basketball on a higher level.
“I’m closer to home with Pristhina only being few hours away from Albania, so it’s exiting to play high level basketball close to my birth place.”
The 6’2″ point guard, who is still awaiting final FIBA approval to represent Albania, flies to Cyprus tomorrow with the National Team for a tournament, before heading to Estonia for their final preparation, with the Eurobasket 2017 Qualifiers beginning on August 31. Albania are grouped with Georgia, Montenegro and Slovakia.
Dusha’s two year deal with Prishtina has an option for a third year.