Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Maccabi announced Charles Gaines

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv made one more move before the start of the Top 16 with the addition of high-flying forward Charles Gaines until the end of the season. Gaines (2.01-PF) will mark his second stint in the Euroleague after playing for DKV Joventut Badalona in the 2006-07 season, when he averaged 10.3 points and 6.3 rebounds. Two of his best games that season came against Maccabi when he registered 16 points and 7 rebounds in Tel Aviv, while recording 14 points, 8 rebounds and a season-high 3 blocks in Badalona.

Last season Gaines reached the ULEB Cup semifinals when he played for Galatasaray alongside the other new addition to Maccabi, Dee Brown. He averaged 12.4 points and 7.4 rebounds to add another great ULEB Cup season performance to his 2005-06 debut in that competition with ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne. Gaines has previously played for Viola Reggio Calabria in Italy, Michigan in the CBA and Austin of the NBDL, where he began this season.

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