Thursday, September 25, 2008

Maarty Leunen to play in Turkey

According to the general manager of the Houston Rockets, Daryl Moley, Maarty Leunen (2.06-PF) will be playing in Turkey next season. The american-dutch power forward who was drafted in the 2008 Draft by the Houston Rockets in the 2nd round at number 54 will be playing for a team that is related to Efes Pilsen. This team might be Darussafaka. In his own words:

Daryl Moley : "Maarty's going to sign in Turkey with a team associated with Efes Pilsen. It will be a good situation for him; he'll be playing good competition and it will help him develop overseas. And just like all our recent international players, if it looks like they're going to be ready, all of them are available to come over the next offseason."

Maarty Leunen graduated from the University of Oregon and in his last season with them he averaged 15.2 points 9.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 32 games. He also took part in the Las Vegas Summer League where he averaged 16 points 4.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 5 games for the Houston Rockets. Leunen can acquire a dutch passport as both his parents have dutch roots but it seems high unlikely he will do so this year.
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