26-year old Virgin Islander forward Rakeem Christmas (206-113kg-91) left Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (BSL). In 5 games he had 9.8ppg and 3.4rpg this season. He also played 5 games in Eurocup where he recorded 5.2ppg and 4.6rpg.
The last season Christmas played at the Pacers in NBA. In 28 games he averaged just 2.1ppg and 2.0rpg.
Two years ago he was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in second round (36 th overall). Christmas attended Syracuse University until 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team was regular season runner-up in ACC in 2014. Christmas was also voted All-ACC Most Improved Player of the Year and All-ACC Defensive Co-Player of the Year in 2015 at his college time.
Christmas has played previously for another NBA team Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
By Eurobasket Data Center