Darrun Hilliard officially signs with Maccabi Tel Aviv

2022-06-26 07:26
Credit: BasketNews/Begum Unal
Credit BasketNews/Begum Unal

After previously being reported about the sides reaching an agreement, Darrun Hilliard has officially signed with a new team.

Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv officially announced the signing of the former FC Bayern Munich star. According to the announcement, the team signed the American guard to a one-year contract.

"I appreciate the opportunity to wear the Maccabi uniform and represent everything that comes with it," Hilliard said about choosing Maccabi. "A lot of great players came to Tel Aviv with high expectations for victory and I hope my teammates and I will bring the same tremendous passion and hunger to succeed after each season."

Darrun Hilliard

Darrun  Hilliard
Darrun  Hilliard
MIN: 24.29
PTS: 13.8 (51.67%)
REB: 2.95
As: 1.85
ST: 1.1
BL: 0.2
TO: 1.65
GM: 20

"Darrun is a proven Euroleague-level scorer with great size for the 2-3 positions," the new head coach of the team, Oded Kattash, said about the new signing.

Although the 2021-22 EuroLeague season was riddled with injuries for Hilliard, he averaged 13.7 points, 3 rebounds, and 1.8 assists for the Bavarian club. After coming to Europe from the NBA, he had previously played for Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz and CSKA Moscow.

Maccabi have recently announced the official departure of Scottie Wilbekin. The Israeli powerhouse has also recently signed Alex Poythress, Bonzie Colson, and Guy Pnini. According to BasketNews sources, the team has reached an agreement with Austin Hollins as well.

Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv

Position Player Status
PG Yiftach Ziv Signed until 2023 +1
PG Keenan Evans Signed until 2022 +1+1
SG John Dibartolomeo Signed until 2022 +1
SG Darrun Hilliard Signed until 2023
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 (won't come back), Scottie Wilbekin (won't come back)
Rumored to leave James Nunnally, Derrick Williams, Jaylen Reynolds
Interested Austin Hollins, Nick Calathes, Lorenzo Brown, Austin Hollins (story)


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