Dorsey leaves NBA for Maccabi Tel Aviv

Dorsey leaves NBA for Maccabi Tel Aviv

Greek guard Tyler Dorsey has made the jump to Europe by penning a contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv.

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On Saturday, the Israeli champions released this following statement:

“Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv signed Tyler Dorsey (23, 1.96m) for the upcoming season with an option for another year. The young guard played for Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA this past season, moving there after a period with the Atlanta Hawks, who picked him 41st in the 2017 draft.

Dorsey usually plays in the shooting guard position and provides good shooting behind the arc, high tempo, athleticism and good rebound ability relative to his position. Tyler was born in February 1996 in Pasadena, California, and played for two years in the Oregon ranks (NCAA) before going to the NBA Draft.”

"With the signing of Tyler Dorsey, a very important player for us, we have successfully completed our roster", said head coach Giannis Sfairopoulos when speaking to the club. "Tyler is a really talented player and by playing at the highest level in Europe for Maccabi, he will have the chance to showcase what great things he can do".

In February, the 23-year-old guard had joined the Memphis Grizzlies, subsequently averaging 9.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 21 NBA appearances. Dorsey had previously been on the books of the Atlanta Hawks.

Originally, Dorsey was expected to participate at the 2019 FIBA World Cup for the Greek national team, but he was left out of the squad after a disagreement with head coach Thanasis Skourtopoulos.

Dorsey posted this Tweet in reaction to the transfer:


by Shaun Nicolaides

Image Source: Maccabi Tel Aviv

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