Alex Tyus: 'I would love to finish my career at Maccabi Tel Aviv'

2022-05-18 08:38
Credit: Sputnik – Scanpix
Credit Sputnik – Scanpix

American big man Alex Tyus is one of the veterans of European basketball. At 34, he has already achieved some great goals in his career but the majority of his great moments in European basketball are linked to Maccabi Tel Aviv. With the Israeli powerhouse, he won a EuroLeague title back in 2014 and three Israeli league championships. 

This season, Tyus is playing in Turkey for Pinar Karsiyaka but in an interview with the Israeli website 'Israel Hayom' he didn't hide the fact that he would love to play again for Maccabi Tel Aviv. 

"The only team that I'd play for in Israel is Maccabi Tel Aviv", Tyus stated. "I don't see myself returning to Israel if it's not there. If Maccabi calls, I'd be happy to come". 

Alex Tyus

Alex  Tyus
Team: Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir
Position: PF, C
Age: 34
Height: 206 cm
Weight: 100 kg
Birth place: United States of America

Tyus has also an Israeli passport, which always makes him more attractive in the local market for the Israeli teams. 

"There have been some talks in recent years about a potential return to Maccabi but in the end, it didn't work out", Tyus continued. "I'd love to return and finish my career in Tel Aviv, but even if I won't return, I'll always have good memories of my time there. The best moments in my career were with Maccabi". 

Tyus talked about the beautiful atmosphere of the club and the amazing support that he received from the fans. 

"At Maccabi, everything is been taken care of", Tyus explained. "The conduct of the club is amazing and as a player, you only need to concentrate on basketball. You are always paid on time and the fans are amazing, they always create an atmosphere that pushes you to give the best".


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