Monday, July 13, 2009

Maccabi announced Chuck Eidson

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv is proud to announce the signing of American star Chuck Eidson (28, 2.01 meters) to a two year contract. Eidson, a guard-forward who can play at any position from 1 through 4, is known as an intelligent team player who brings out the best in those who play next to him. Eidson has a great personality both on and off the court and that, together with his professional ability, make him the dream of every basketball club.

In the 2008/09 season of the Eurocup, Eidson’s numbers were 15.9 points per game (fifth place), 5.7 rebounds, 5.1 assists (first in the league), and 2.0 steals (third in the league). He finished first in the index of outstanding players with an average index of 21.9. He was the only player in the Eurocup to finish the season among the top ten for points, rebounds and assists.

His top game of last season came in the finals of the Baltic championship, when Lietuvos Rytas destroyed their biggest rival, Zalgiris Kaunas 97 – 74. Eidson scored a career-high 41 points (16 for 20 from the field!), pulled down 8 rebounds and dished out 8 assists.

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