Credit: Valery Sharifulin/TASS-Scanpix
Credit Valery Sharifulin/TASS-Scanpix

Quincy Acy, Olympiacos's latest addition, is eager to win some titles with his new team.

"I was waiting for a good chance. I had been looking at other options and I just wanted to take my time to make sure that my decision would be the right one, both for me and for my family. I wanted it to be the right club," Acy told the club's official website, a few hours before his arrival in Greece.

However, the proposal of the "red and whites" was one that the former Maccabi player couldn't refuse.

"My former coach at Maccabi, Giannis Sfairopoulos, always spoke with warm words about Olympiacos. So did Othello Hunter and my former teammate, Tyler Dorsey. I asked them a lot of questions because I wanted to make the right decision.

So, I did my research and found out it was a good opportunity. The players, the coaches, the administration, the city... I took everything into account and Olympiacos meets all the conditions. They are one of the top clubs in Europe".

Referring to what he will offer to the Piraeus team, he said:

"My strength was and will always be defense. Defense, defense, defense! That's my trademark. I play hard, I'm a winner and I play basketball the right way. I like to think my teammates will love me. I like to think the city and the team will love me.

What I bring to the table is experience, toughness, "hunger" and my willingness to learn. I hope that everything will be fine and that we will be able to win titles."

Quincy Acy has twice faced Olympiacos as a Maccabi Tel Aviv player. He emerged victorious on both occasions. However, the fans of his new team made quite an impression on him.

"The fans are great - and the atmosphere they create as well. I know the history of the club and I am excited to be a part of it," he added.

After his signing with Olympiacos became official, the 31-year-old forward received a ton of messages, welcoming him to his new club.

"I constantly receive messages. I was asleep and when I woke up I found many messages on mobile and social media. I didn't have much time to get to see all of them, but I appreciate the love. My family is also excited. I can't wait to come to Greece," Acy concluded.

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2-pointers this season

56%
19,6
Points made: 19,6
Accuracy: 55,9%
Place in standings: 8
Record max: 23
Record min: 15
Most made 2FGs: Moustapha Fall