Monday, October 6, 2008
Trikala announced Avery and Gardner
AS Trikala 2000 announced the signing of William Avery(1.88-PG) and Jelani Gardner(1.98-SG/SF).
William Avery played for AEK last season. He was selected 14th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 1999 NBA Draft after leaving Duke without graduating. He never really made it in the NBA. He averaged 2.7 points and 1.4 assists in 142 games over three seasons for the Timberwolves. Avery has also played with Hapoel Tel-Aviv and Hapoel Jerusalem , Azovmash Mariupol, Makedonikos Alfa and Panionios BC Athens, ALBA Berlin and Galatasaray Café Crown. He averaged 9.2 points 3 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 22 games with AEK.
Jelani Gardner played for Surgut last season in Russia. He graduated from Peperdine and he played for Grand Rapid Hoops and Fort Wayne Fury in the CBA, for Maccabi Rishon and for Saint-Etienne, Reims, Brest among other teams in France. He owns a french passport. Last season he averaged 13.5 points 3.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 18 games for Surgut.