Maccabi Tel Aviv has signed forward Bonzie Colson to a two-year deal, the club announced Wednesday. Colson is coming off several promising seasons in France and Turkey being the 2021 MVP and top scorer of the FIBA Basketball Champions League.
“Bonzie is a versatile combo-forward who can do a little bit of everything – he can impact the game through scoring but is also a tremendous rebounder for his position that covers space very well”, commented head coach Oded Kattash.
Playing for Pinar Karsiyaka last season, he averaged 16.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.5 steals in the Turkish League being among the top scorers of the competition. Prior to his career in Europe, Colson went undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft.
He played for the Cavaliers’ G-League affiliate, the Canton Charge. In January 2019 he was signed by Milwaukee and played 12 games with the Bucks. Later that year, he moved to Turkey and played a successful season with Darussafaka.
Colson joined Strasbourg in France, where he registered 18.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists in his best season of his young career. Last summer, he went back to Turkey and signed for Pinar Karsiyaka.
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