Maccabi Tel Aviv is one of the most active clubs in the market and he added another new face earlier today. More specifically, guard/forward Austin Hollins joined Maccabi on a two-year deal.
Austin Hollins was born in Arizona on November 8, 1991 and grew up in Tennessee. His father Lionel Hollins was an NBA champion with the Blazers and played on several teams. He’s still in the NBA as a coach having experience as head coach in Brooklyn and Memphis.
“I’m excited about the vision of the coach and the entire organization,” Hollins admitted in his first statement. “I can’t wait to take part in the history and tradition of the club.”
The American swingman began his professional career in the second division of France. From there he moved to Finland and also played in Germany. He made the jump in EuroLeague as a part of Zenit St.Petersburg in 2019.
He averaged 10.4 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 22.8 minutes per game, remaining with the club for two seasons and making the playoffs multiple times. Last summer, he joined Crvena Zvezda and was a valuable member of the Serbian team.
Hollins won three titles – the Serbian Championship, the Serbian Cup and the Adriatic League Championship. In the domestic league he provided 8.9 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game.
He contributed effectively in the EuroLeague with averages of 8.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game. After parting ways with Scottie Wilbekin, Maccabi have been active in the offseason market.
The Israeli powerhouse have already made the signings of Alex Poythress, Bonzie Colson, and Darrun Hilliard.
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