By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
JARAUN “Kino” Burrows got the best of his former team and led his new club to win in a matchup of LNB French Pro League powerhouses.
Burrows’ Aix-Maurienne Savoie defeated Fos-Sue-Mur Provence Basketball Byers 100-90 in Disneyland Paris Leaders’ Cup, a precursor to the regular season.
Burrows finished with 22 points and four rebounds in the win.
Aix Maurienne will open the regular season on October 11 against Lillie.
In an injury-plagued season, he averaged 8.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per game last year for the Byers.
In 2018, in his first full season with the club, Burrows averaged 13.9 points on 61.5 per cent shooting from the field and 5.1 rebounds in just over 25 minutes per game. He helped the club to a French LNB Pro B title and was granted promotion to Pro A for the first time in club history. Following the title, he reached an agreement on a contract extension with the club.
Burrows first signed with the Byers in April 2017 for a late-season stint and playoff run. In 12 games, he averaged 10.7 points, four rebounds and three assists in just over 25 minutes per game and the team reached the Pro B semi-finals.
Prior to his French debut, he spent the bulk of the 2016-17 season for Hapoel Haifa in Israel’s Liga Leumit - the second tier level league in the country.
He appeared in a total of 26 games for them and averaged 21.7 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.
The 6’8”, 220-pound veteran forward’s career has also included stops in Sweden, Finland, Eastern Europe and South America.