Mavericks Sign Israeli Guard Mekel

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Mavericks have signed free agent guard Gal Mekel from Israel.

Dallas announced the deal Thursday, making Mekel the second Israeli-born player to sign with an NBA team.

The Mavericks didn't announce contract details, but agent Sam Porter said last week that the 6-foot-3 Mekel had agreed to a three-year deal with $2.3 million guaranteed.

Mekel played two seasons at Wichita State (2006-08) before leaving school early to play professionally in Europe. He won his second Israeli League MVP award last season, when he averaged 13.3 points and 5.4 assists for his championship team.

Forward Omri Casspi, who played the last two seasons in Cleveland after two in Sacramento, was the first Israeli-born player in the NBA. He is signing as a free agent with Houston.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 215106561 - kolotv.com/a?a=215106561
Gray Television, Inc.