Monday, May 30, 2011

Maccabi announced Shawn James

Maccabi strengthen their front line.

Maccabi Tel Aviv announced via their official website the signing of forward/center Shawn James (2.08-PF/C). He's come a long way since he joined Bnei Hasharon 3 years ago and this season was his best so far by achieving the title of the MVP of the Israeli League. The duration of the contract wasn't announced but it's rumored to be for 2 seasons.

As head coach David Blatt said, James brings certain skills to the table that Maccabi were missing this past  season, rebounding and blocking. These are areas that James excels at and it's the main reason he was picked by Bnei Hasharon in the first place. This season he averaged 13.1 points 10.6 rebounds and 3 blocks in 30 games in the Israeli league making him a force to be reckoned with, within the paint.

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