Welcome Austin Daye

Hapoel "Bank Yahav" Jerusalem happy to announce the addition of Austin Daye

From: Hapoel Jerusalem - 11:42 | 09/08/2017 | (Photo by: Hapoel Jerusalem)

Hapoel "Bank Yahav" Jerusalem happy to announce the addition of Austin Daye. The American forward joins the Israeli Champions from Galatasary where he played 25 Euroleague game with averges of 8.7 points, 45% from deep and 3 rebounds per game. Daye started his European career the previous year with Pesaro where he averaged 21.3 points and 9.1 rebounds. Daye spent six seasons in the NBA with Detroit, Memphis, Toronto, San Antonio (where he won the championship) and Atlanta. He was selected 15th in the 2009 draft after two impressive seasons in Gonzaga. Austin's father, Darren, has played previously in Israel with Hapoel Galil Elyon and Maccabi Rishon Lezion.

"I'm very happy to join Hapoel" said Daye after signing the contract, "I'm excited for the new season and to meet the amazing fans I've heard all about. I'm looking forward for an exciting season, we want to do well in the Eurocup and continue the club's success in the Israeli League".

Coach Fotis Katsikaris: "I'm happy that Austin is joining us. Austin will add length and depth in the front court positions. With that, he showcases great shooting skills from deep. Austin has experience in the highest levels of basketball and he is another valuable piece in our puzzle towards the upcoming season".

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