Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) signed 31-year old American swingman Sonny Weems (198-93kg-86). He started the season at Zhejiang Golden Bulls in Chinese CBA league. In 38 games he had very impressive stats: 31.7ppg, 8.0rpg, 5.9apg and 1.6spg this season. The last season Weems played at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) in Israel where in 11 games he recorded 7.7ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.5apg and 1.0spg. He also played 19 games in Euroleague where he averaged 11.6ppg, 3.3rpg and 3.4apg.
In 2008 Weems was drafted by Chicago Bulls (NBA) in second round (39th overall). The former University of Arkansas standoutis in his tenth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Weems' team made it to the Gomelsky Cup final in 2017. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague 3rd Team back in 2013.
Weems is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Lithuania (Zalgiris), Russia (CSKA Moscow), NBA (Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, Phi.76ers and Toronto Raptors) and NBA G League (Texas Legends).
Weems could be described: An explosive leaper who can score. Has a good outside shot (with also 3pts range) and his elevation and wingspan allow him to knock down shots over defenders. He' s also a decent rebounder and a good FT shooter, but needs to improve his ball handling and defensive skills.
By Eurobasket Data Center