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Basketball team Astana officially announced the signing a contract with Latvian defender – Janis Blooms.
Janis Blooms
Position: Guard
Previous club: BC Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania)
Citizenship: Latvia
Date of Birth: 20.04.1982
height: 188 cm
weight: 86 kg
Latvian champion (2005-06)
The winner of the Baltic League (2006-07)
Silver medalist Spain (2011)
Janis Blooms – Latvian professional basketball player, a member of the national team of Latvia. Well known for his "three-pointers" and a great game in defense, he’s gaining an average of 12.3 points a game.
Janis familiar to fans of the capital club. In the season 2012/2013 as part of BC Lietuvos Rytas, Janis took part in the matches against our team and fans very well remember his game.
His professional career began in the Latvian team Skonto. In 2003, the player has signed a contract with the Polish club Anvil, where he spent one season, then returned to Latvia, where he played for the Ventspils and become two-times champion of Latvia (2005, 2006).
After two years in BC Ventspils, Blooms joined the Lithuanian Lietuvos Rytas. With the new club he won the Baltic Basketball League in the 2006-07 season. In 2007 he accepted an offer from Italy and played the season in the BC Basket Napoli.

In summer 2008, he signed a two-year contract with the Spanish team Bilbao. In 2011, BC Bilbao become the silver medalist of Spain’s basketball championship, and Janis took part in all the matches of the season 2010/2011.
Janis Blooms started to play in the Latvian national team sinse he was a teenager. He took part in the World Basketball Championship (1999) for U-19 players. He played for the Latvian team at the European championships in 2005, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011.
The head coach of BC Astana Matteo Boniciolli:
 – Thanks to the work of our sponsor Samruk – Kazyna and the director general Valery team Tihonenko in BC Astana we have two excellent players joining us, and who will improve the whole team.
Janis Blooms needs no introduction. He came to the club to use his talents to our advantage. He is an experienced player with a high level of understanding of the game as Jerry Johnson. Janis not only be able to play the position Jerry, but as a shooting guard.

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