The American/French forward, Jaylen Hurd, whose candidacy for the team was first published in Israel Hayom, has officially joined Hapoel Tel Aviv, the club announced today (Sunday).
The interior player is expected to land in Israel tonight and sign a contract for the season.
His contract will include an exit option for the team after about a month, if he so wishes.
The American/French interior player (23, 2.03 m), who played last season in the Oklahoma City NBA uniform, in seven games averaged impressive 14.7 points and 12.0 rebounds per night.
Hurd also played for the Thunder's affiliate team, Oklahoma City Blue, and averaged 9.7 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.
On the way to Solomon's Temple, photo: from Twitter
At the same time, the newly acquired guard, Xavier Manford, and the forward who continues in the club's ranks, J.
Tokoto, landed at Ben Gurion Airport and were received by the team's coach Danny Franco.
Manford shared: "I arrived at a great club. I spoke before signing with the coach and it convinced me. The Israeli league was a great challenge for me and I look forward to coming here and using my experience for the team."
The guard added: "I played in the Eurocup before and I'm happy to return to the factory. The crowd? I heard that our fans are amazing, I'm looking forward to seeing them and I'm looking forward to a great season."
"I arrived at a great club", photo: Tomer Givati
After a few minutes he landed and was joined by his teammate, J.
Tokoto, who added: "Why did I come back here? Easy question, it's my family and my friends."
The forward added: "The expectations from us? We are in the attitude that this season we take a title. High expectations are associated with good players. The crowd? I know them very well and know that we will have an enjoyable season."
"We are in the attitude that this season we are taking a title", photo: Tomer Givati
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