One of the biggest disappointments of this season, Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv tries to build a better roster for next season and they have a serious interest for French Scoring&Rebounds leader of Turkish Basketball Super League. The experienced forward has an ongoing contract with Banvit Basketbol Kulubu till 2017 summer. However there is a release clause below 500k that he can move to the teams which are out of Turkey. Adrien Moerman (202-PF-88) performed a great season with Banvit Basketbol K... [read more]
One of the biggest disappointments of this season, Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv tries to build a better roster for next season and they have a serious interest for French Scoring&Rebounds leader of Turkish Basketball Super League. The experienced forward has an ongoing contract with Banvit Basketbol Kulubu till 2017 summer. However there is a release clause below 500k that he can move to the teams which are out of Turkey. Adrien Moerman (202-PF-88) performed a great season with Banvit Basketbol Kulubu both at BSL and Eurocup. His stats are 18.0ppg, %45.8 3fgp, 10.1rpg, 1.9apg at BSL and 13.7ppg, %40.2 3fgp, 8.6rpg, 1.2apg at BSL.
French U16 National Team -04 European Championships U16 in Greece -04 (Champion) French U18 National Team -05-06 French U20 Championships Finalist -05 European Championships U18 in Belgrade -05: 8 games: 11.3ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 56.3%, 3FGP: 50%, FT: 63.6% International Tournament in Mannheim (Unofficial World Championships U18) -06 (Champion): 6 games: 13.7ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.3apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 49.3%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 75.0% International Tournament in Douai U18 -06 (semifinals) European Championships U18 in Amaliada (Greece) -06 (Champion): 8 games: 14.8ppg, 8.8rpg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 53.1%, FT: 64% French La Semaine des As Cup Winner -07 French ProA Regular Season Runner-Up -07, 09 French ProA Champion -07, 15 French U19 National Team -07 World Championships U19 in Novi Sad (Serbia) -07 (Bronze): 9 games: 13.2ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 58.5%, 3FGP: 20%, FT: 58.6% Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Newcomer of the Year -08 Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Domestic Player of the Year -08 Eurobasket.com All-French ProB 2nd Team -08 Eurobasket.com French ProB All-Domestic Players Team -08 Eurobasket.com French ProB All-Newcomers Team -08 French U20 National Team -08 European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) -08: 7 games: 7.1ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.1spg, FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 7.7%, FT: 68.8% French La Semaine des As Cup Finalist -09, 10 French ProA Finalist -09 French National Team -09-10, 14-15-16 French Cup Winner -10 French Cup Semifinals -10, 15 French Supercup Winner -11 French ProA All-Star Game -12, 14, 15 (MVP) French La Semaine des AS Cup Semifinals -12 EuroCup Finalist -13 Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 2nd Team -14 Eurobasket.com French ProA All-Domestic Players Team -14, 15 French La Semaine des AS Cup Finalist -15 Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Player of the Year -15 Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Forward of the Year -15 Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Domestic Player of the Year -15 Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 1st Team -15 Turkish League All-Star Game -16 Turkish League All-Star Game 3-Point Contest -16 Turkish Cup Semifinals -16 Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Honorable Mention -16
Former players of Israel champions Hapoel Jerusalem Derwin Kitchen (194-PG-86, college: Florida St.) and Bracey Wright (191-G-84, college: Indiana) who play in Turkey with Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol and Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir, alongside Maccabi Hunter Haifa shooting guard Chanan Colman (191-G-84, college: Chipola JC) are moving forward with lawsuits against the club. Oddly enough, during a 15 year span before a group of investors led by Ori Alon and Arn Tellem taking over the fr... [read more]
Oddly enough, during a 15 year span before a group of investors led by Ori Alon and Arn Tellem taking over the franchise, Jerusalem faced one single court suit. However since the last two years it is being sued by THREE different players. In all it's cases Hapoel asked for mediation to avoid court order.
Colman refused and met Jerusalem CEO Guy Harel in court on 5.15.2016, suing for 355,049 NIS which is $93,000. Wright agreed to mediation as Jerusalem offered $160,000. Also Hapeol suggested that Maccabi iconic chairman SHIMON MIZRAHI and FIBA member Efraim Barak as the main arbitrators. Kitchen's suit will soon be determined in FIBA.
Harel claims the guard failed medical test in Israel but Kitchen demands his full salary plus damages for his reputation and market value that was hurt. Since cut by Jerusalem, Kitchen passed successfully THREE medical tests in the U.S. France and Turkey playing two games per week including EuroCup. Before all this Harel tried to negotiate a contract termination with Kitchen all summer but failed. At the time Kitchen said: "Jerusalem already sign six foreigners. It was very clear Hapoel don't want me to stay with the team. Guy Harel didn't want to honor the contract he sign with me just one year before."
Not only Kitchen, ALL three players point fingers to CEO Guy Harel. Bracey Wright: "JERUSALEM will always be in my heart. I love JERUSALEM fans, we made history together. WE bring a historical championship to JERUSALEM. I have one bad memory from JERUSALEM and that is CEO GUY HAREL. He is the most forceful and dirty CEO I ever work with. Every thing starts and ends with Mr Guy Harel, he did not want me at the team at this is the only reason that I am not with Jerusalem after we won the championship and I was chosen as MVP of the finals. Guy asked not to extend the option of my contract, cause he was looking after other candidates. At the end he actually used the option and he didn't talk with me about a rise of salary. I wrote to Guy Harel that Dor Fisher will earn double amount of money that I earn, it's not real that this could happen. I have no doubts that Mr Guy Harel didn't rise my salary because of my professional performance. Guy didn't like me personally. In my opinion Guy is looking after players who are nice to him. I came to work and play and not flattery to him to make him feel good. Guy is not a basketball person, he simple doesn't understand the game. My duties were to appear at the games and I did it from all my heart, but I felt unwanted as a player. Jerusalem didn't pay my salary from the last year till now! I am the only player at the team to whom the management owes money. During last summer and after I came to Israel with one target to continue to play, but Guy was looking for teams to where I can be transferred. He was asking my agents to find other teams, I have enough to show that this is true and this will be shown in court. Only Mr Ori Alon knew how to treat players, but he was in the U.S. and could not to follow the situation day by day. Guy Harel treat players like slaves. He was trying to get rid of players the same way as he behave to me. The players were Derwin Kitchen (194-PG-86, college: Florida St.), Chanan Colman (191-G-84, college: Chipola JC) and Josef Jones. Yancy Gates (206-C/F-89, college: Cincinnati) for example got a contract to pleased his agent Mr Arn Tellem! Mr Tellem is a partial team owner. Guy was not interested in Gates and was looking for other teams for him. He also told the player that after China he will get a contract at Jerusalem, but he went to Bonn in Germany despite Hapoel needing a big man and they sign Elijah Holman (208-F/C-89, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Pensack Sports). It is very obvious that Guy has the same pattern of behavior and it was easy for him to introduce me as the bad person but the history and reality has to be clear to everybody, my reputation is well known in Europe. I am single parent and I have a child with special needs and special care and both of them live with me. It's not easy to have them at a foreign country, this is even harder. Beside charging me at total of $6000 for damage that was done by kids at my rented apartment in Jerusalem, Guy didn't help me at all. Regarding my child with special needs he didn't, but at the other side he was asking me to participate at ceremonies and activity for communities which special needs. It hurts when things like these happened at your home and you don't have any help at all.! Those kind of behavior it the definition for hypocrite behavior."
Chanan Colman (191-G-84, college: Chipola JC): "JERUSALEM CEO Guy Harel is big time crook!. Guy threaten me: "If you will not find solution with me money wise, I will send you to practice with youth team 2\3 times a day until you will brake mentally and physically. Guy was saying that Jerusalem is not Maccabi and this is family but Guy was the powerful and dirty General Manager and very far from the family management during my stay with the team. Guy was after my head from the very beginning and was looking for different ways to get rid of me. He was maneuvering and lying to the coach and the management to fire me. He can't deal with me as OBJECT and transfer me to other teams against my will. We arent in the NBA he can't trade me. Let's start from the end, it is quite two years that Guy Harel and his players at Hapoel Jerusalem postponed my claim. The climax was that after we didn't reach agreement and they didn't agree to pay, we submit the claim to Labor Court. Hapoel Jerusalem ignore this claim for ! half a year, and only a day before the verdict in my favor they said that they didn't received the claim and submit request for statement of defense. I know JERUSALEM OWNER ORI ALON well, he is a great guy. I am sure he didn't know or support at all GUY's activity in my case."
Akhisar Belediye (TBL) added to their roster 34-year old forward Emre Ozpulat (200-82). It is actually his comeback to Akhisar as he played here before. Ozpulat moved there from Orkide Gediz Univeristesi (TBL) where he played this season. In 33 games he recorded 3.8ppg and 3.4rpg. The last season he played also at Gediz. In 31 TBL games he averaged 7.2ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.0apg. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Ozpulat's team made it to the Turkish Federation Cu... [read more]
Akhisar Belediye (TBL) added to their roster 34-year old forward Emre Ozpulat (200-82). It is actually his comeback to Akhisar as he played here before. Ozpulat moved there from Orkide Gediz Univeristesi (TBL) where he played this season. In 33 games he recorded 3.8ppg and 3.4rpg. The last season he played also at Gediz. In 31 TBL games he averaged 7.2ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.0apg. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Ozpulat's team made it to the Turkish Federation Cup final in 2014. He was also voted Eurobasket.com Turkish TB2L All-Domestic Players Team back in 2010. Ozpulat has played previously for five other Turkey teams: TED Kolejliler, Tuborg, Vestel, Gelisim and Akhisar Bld.
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