Credit: AP Scanpix
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Former NBA forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will play in Turkey this season, as he signed a deal with Besiktas, his agency confirmed to Jonathan Givony of ESPN.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

Rondae  Hollis-Jefferson
Position: SF
Age: 26
Height: 201 cm
Weight: 100 kg
Birth place: United States of America

The deal also includes an NBA out. BasketNews' Donatas Urbonas reported last week that Hollis-Jefferson was close to signing with Besiktas. It will be his first experience outside the NBA.

An Arizona alumn, Hollis-Jefferson, played with the Portland Trail Blazers in the past season, originally appearing for the team on a couple of 10-day contracts. 

The forward spent the first four years of his NBA career with the Brooklyn Nets before moving for a season to the Toronto Raptors. 

Last season with Portland, he averaged 2.5 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 11 games with the team. He also appeared in 5 playoffs games with the Trail Blazers.

Besiktas will face Rytas Vilnius, EWE Baskets Oldenburg and Hereda San Pablo Burgos in the BCL Group H.

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