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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Eidson to Barcelona for 3 seasons

FC Barcelona and American guard Chuck Eidson have reached an agreement for the next two seasons. The former Maccabi Tel Aviv player is the first signing of the 2011/12 season.



Chuck Eidson comes to Barça as one of the most powerful outside forwards in Europe. Coming from Maccabi, the American offers great versatility and vision, following his brilliant performances in the Euroleague.

Extensive experience in Europe 

Born in Summerville (United States) 30 years ago, Chuck Eidson was educated as a team player at the University of South Carolina. The U.S. player, 2.02m tall, has solid experience in European basketball. After first playing in Germany, in Giessen (2004-06), and France, in Strasbourg (2006-07), Eidson began to shine for the Lithuanian team Lietuvos Rytas, where he played for 2 seasons. Maccabi Tel Aviv signed him in the summer of 2009 and there he became one of the key players over the last two seasons.

Multipurpose

 Eidson can play as either a 3 or a 4, he’s one of Europe's most powerful outside players. Intelligent, strong defensively, good rebound player, and good passer of the ball, he has the capacity to score from anywhere and has the character of a leader, and great vision.

Great season in the Euroleague

This season, with Maccabi, Eidson had an average of 9.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.6 ball recoveries in the Euroleague. He was also one of the leading players in the Final Four and became Real Madrid’s nemesis in the semifinals, where he played his best game this season, with +33 valuation (19 points, 8 rebounds, 6 ball recoveries, 2 assists, and a tap).

source : fcbarcelona.cat


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