Power Forward Jarell Martin has signed a two-year deal with Maccabi Tel Aviv, the Israeli powerhouse announced Monday. Martin is coming off two seasons with the Syndey Kings in the Australian NBL league.
The former NBA forward will make his debut in the EuroLeague with Maccabi. He spent five seasons in the NBA with the Memphis Grizzlies and Orlando Magic after Memphis selected him with the 25th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
He’s coming off a great season with the Syndey Kings leading the team to the NBL championship. He averaged 16.0 points and 7.9 rebounds per game in the regular season and a shot an efficient 37.5 percent from deep.
Martin increased his shot making from deep to a 45 percent clip in the postseason leading his team to the NBL title. He has 184 games NBA games under his belt with averages of 5.3 points and 3.5 rebounds per contest.
“Jarell is a very versatile player”, said Maccabi head coach Oded Kattash, “He is a good offensive player and an excellent rebounder on both sides of the court. He played in the NBA and in Australia, so he will have to adapt to the EuroLeague”.
Martin will be added to a roster with high expectations ahead of the 2022-23 season as Maccabi has already signed eight players during the offseason. Martin will be paired with the likes of Alex Poythress and John Nebo in Maccabi’s front court.
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