Scottie Wilbekin officially leaves Maccabi Tel Aviv

2022-06-25 19:10
Credit: imago images/kolbert-press - Scanpix
Credit imago images/kolbert-press - Scanpix

Scottie Wilbekin parted ways with Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv after four seasons at the club, the Israeli powerhouse announced Saturday (June 25).

"The family of the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball club thanks Scottie and his wife Maria for an unforgettable experience and wishes them success along the way," the official announcement reads. 

A few minutes after the two parts ended their relationship, Wilbekin posted a farewell message on his Twitter account, thanking everyone at Maccabi for the four years spent together. 

Scottie Wilbekin

Scottie  Wilbekin
Scottie  Wilbekin
MIN: 28.98
PTS: 15.4 (52.11%)
REB: 2.11
As: 4.11
ST: 1.51
BL: 0
TO: 2
GM: 35

Now, Wilbekin is set to sign a deal with Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul.

The 29-year-old guard had one more year left on his contract with Maccabi but didn't have a release clause, meaning that it had to be negotiated with Maccabi.

Wilbekin has represented the Israeli powerhouse since 2018. Throughout his stint in Tel Aviv, he became the three-time Israeli League champion (2019, 2020, 2021).

Scottie Wilbekin was hands down one of the main factors for the great final part of the last EuroLeague regular season for Maccabi.

The American-Turkish athlete averaged 15.4 points, 2.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 15.1 PIR over 35 matches during the past EuroLeague campaign.

Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv

Position Player Status
PG Scottie Wilbekin Signed until 2023 +1
PG Yiftach Ziv Signed until 2023 +1
PG Keenan Evans Signed until 2022 +1+1
SG John Dibartolomeo Signed until 2022 +1
SF James Nunnally Signed until 2022 +1
SF Max Heidegger Signed until 2023
SF/PF Guy Pnini (story) Signed until 2023 +1
SF/PF Bonzie Colson (story) Signed until 2024
PF Angelo Caloiaro Signed until 2022 +1
PF/C Jake Cohen Signed until 2023
PF/C Alex Poythress (story) Signed until 2024
C Jalen Reynolds Signed until 2023
C Roman Sorkin Signed until 2023
Coach Oded Kattash (story)
Expired contract Derrick Williams, Ante Zizic
Rumored to leave Ante Zizic (won't come back), Scottie Wilbekin (won't come back), James Nunnally, Derrick Williams, Jaylen Reynolds
Interested Austin Hollins, Nick Calathes, Darrun Hilliard (story), Lorenzo Brown, Austin Hollins

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