Umana San Giobbe Basket Etruria is pleased to announce the signing of Ervins Jonats. Born in Ogre, Latvia in 1991, the Bulls’ new signing is a 202 cm tall and 102 kg power forward.
With the exception of one season in Estonia and one in Spain, Jonats’ entire career has taken place in his home country. He made his debut in the Latvian top flight in 2011/12 with the Jurmala jersey (which he wore several times throughout his career). With the blue and white team he appeared 26 times in the regular season, averaging 12.5 points and 9.4 rebounds per peak. The following year he moved to Ventspils, where he only played nine league games and three Eurocup games before returning to Jurmala, where he finished the season with 12.9 points and 5.3 rebounds in the thirteen games played. The partnership lasted until 2015: 13.1 points and 6.6 rebounds in 28 appearances in the 2013/14 season, followed by 9.5 and 6.3 in 30 games the following season, which culminated in reaching the playoffs (10 points and 7.2 rebounds in 5 games). ). 2015/16 new transfer, this time with the Valmiera jersey. In the two seasons with the Neroverdi he reached two playoff appearances with an average of 8.3 points and 6.9 rebounds in the regular season and 5 points and 3.7 rebounds in the postseason. At the end of the two years the second return to Jurmala takes place. In the 2017/18 season (the last before the merger between the Latvian and Estonian leagues), Jonats played twenty-eight times, averaging 9.6 points and 6.2 rebounds in the twenty-eight championship games, resulting in 7 points and 4.6 Rebounds led in the nine games of the playoffs. With the creation of the Latvian-Estonian League, the winger moved to Estonia and signed with Rapla (9.2 points and 6.8 rebounds in 23 games). In 2018/19 the third return to Jurmala (11.3 points and 5.5 rebounds in 24 games), then another two seasons at Valmiera (10.5 points and 5.8 rebounds in 49 games). Move to Spain to Sant Antoni (LEB Plata) in 2022/23. On Iberian soil, Jonats accumulated 26 games with an average of 8.2 points and 4.3 rebounds, thus qualifying for the playoffs for promotion. In the current season I am returning to my homeland with Liepaja (9.7 points and 3.5 rebounds in six games).
Jonats can also boast of having participated in the European category with the Latvia U18 national team in 2009/10. Eight games in the tournament with 5.3 points and 2.8 rebounds.
“Despite the numerous injuries, the club is not holding back and is adding another player to the squad after Ceron – according to the statements of the president of San Giobbe, Giuseppe Trettel. The group is difficult, we knew that. As we knew, we had a young and new team, but the championship is still long and the employees are working brilliantly and with maximum commitment. The results are not on our side for now, but we have shown that we can compete with anyone. The entry of Jonats will be important to extend the rotations and bring in experience.”