Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Markovski "announces" Travis Best
After the defeat of Air Avellino to Siena for the title of the Super Cup in Italy, coach Markovski made some statements and in those statements he expressed his wish that the new starting point-guard of the team will be Travis Best. Markovski said that they couldn't cope against Siena without their main point-guard, he also said that this will be sorted out soon and that he hopes that his replacement will be Travis Best. He also said that would help limiting the number of turnovers that were actually 24 in that game for Avellino.
Travis Best(1.81-PG) is a veteran of the NBA and the european courts at the age of 36. Affectionately nicknamed "The Springfield Rifle" for his deadly marksmanship and scoring ability, Best was a high school phenom and prolific scorer while playing for Springfield Central High School in Springfield. His senior season saw him score 81 points in a single game, a
state record.Best was drafted 23rd in the 1st round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. He has played for the Pacers, the Chicago Bulls, the Miami Heat, the Dallas Mavericks and the New Jersey Nets, with career averages of 7.6 points 1.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game in a total of 708 games in the NBA. He has also played for Unics Kazan and the last 2
seasons he played for Virtus Bologna and briefly for Prokom Trefl.