BASKETBALL NEWS | Fenerbahce Beko added Nigel Hayes Davis to its squad!

BASKETBALL NEWS |  Fenerbahce Beko added Nigel Hayes Davis to its squad!

Fenerbahce Beko, which continues to work on transfers before the new season, announced that it has added another name to its staff. The yellow-dark blue team signed a 1-year contract with Nigel Hayes-Davis, who recently played for Barcelona, ​​one of the Spanish League teams. Hayes-Davis became Fenerbahçe Beko’s 5th foreign transfer after Johnathan Motley, Samet Geyik, Scottie Wilbekin and Tonye Jekiri.

Hayes-Davis, 27, averaged 4.1 points, 2.1 rebounds and 3.9 PIR in the Euroleague last season with Barcelona.

HERE IS FENERBAHÇE’S EXPLANATION

WHO IS NIGEL HAYES-DAVIS?

Born on December 16, 1994 in Westerville, Ohio, the United American forward played for Wisconsin in his college career. Nigel Hayes-Davis averaged 14.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 2016-17, the season he graduated from Wisconsin.

Nigel Hayes-Davis, who had experience in the NBA Summer League with the New York Knicks in the summer of 2017, made short-term contracts with the NBA teams New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors and Sacramento Kings in the same season, but he had the most serious jersey chance with the Westchester Knicks, one of the G-League teams. caught.

Nigel Hayes-Davis decided to come to Europe in the summer of 2018 and signed a contract with Galatasaray. Having a very successful season in his first European experience, the US forward averaged 12.6 points (50.68% two points, 37.40% three points), 5.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists in the Basketball Super League, and 15.7 points (57.4% two points) in the EuroCup. , 43.2% three points), 5.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.1 steals and 17.8 PIR stats.

The successful performance of Nigel Hayes-Davis in his first season in Europe opened the doors of the EuroLeague to him. Signing a contract with Lithuanian representative Zalgiris Kaunas in the summer of 2019, Hayes scored 6.3 points (43.8% two points, 37.2% three points), 3.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists in his first season in EuroLeague with this team; In his second season, he averaged 9.5 points (44.3% two points, 44.3% three points), 3.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists. With Zalgiris, Hayes-Davis won the Lithuanian Cup in 2020 and 2021, and the Lithuanian League in 2021.

The United-American forward transferred to Barcelona in the summer of 2021, coached by his former coach Sarunas Jasikevicius. Nigel Hayes-Davis, who appeared in 37 EuroLeague games with the Spanish team, averaged 6.6 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 6.7 PIR. While Hayes won the Spanish Cup with Barcelona, ​​he also played in the EuroLeague finals.

Nigel Hayes-Davis, who can play in both forward positions, is a name that can contribute to both sides of the game and draws attention with his strong physique and high energy.

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