Credit: FIBA - ZUMAPRESS - Scanpix
Credit FIBA - ZUMAPRESS - Scanpix

Maccabi Tel Aviv are actively rebuilding the team for the 2022-23 season. Per BasketNews sources, the Israeli powerhouse is finalizing agreements with Bonzie Colson and Darrun Hilliard.

Points this season

Points made: 79,7
Accuracy: 46,9%
Place in standings: 6
Record max: 104
Record min: 52
Best scorer: Scottie Wilbekin

Hilliard and Colson are expected to replace James Nunnally and Derrick Williams, who are set to leave Maccabi.

29-year-old Hilliard was a top scorer of FC Bayern Munich in the 2021-22 EuroLeague but couldn't finish the season due to injury.

1.98 m swingman averaged 13.7 points (2FG: 50%; 3FG: 38.5%), three rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.1 steal in 20 EuroLeague games last year.

Hilliard went off for a 28-point game against CSKA Moscow. He also hit 24 over Zenit St. Petersburg.

He posted 10.7 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.3 steals in the German league.

Previously, Hilliard spent two years in CSKA Moscow. He also played for Baskonia Vitoria, San Antonio Spurs, and Detroit Pistons.

Colson is coming off a few promising seasons in France and Turkey.

Maccabi already followed Colson and were interested in adding a 1.98 m forward during the 2021-22 season. However, Colson was under contract with Karsiyaka Izmir, and the Turkish side couldn't let him go.

A 26-year-old American averaged 15 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.7 steals in FIBA Champions League last season.

In the Turkish league, he posted 16.2 points, seven rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.5 steals on average.

Karsiyaka forced the EuroLeague champions Anadolu Efes to a decisive Game 3 of the quarterfinals series.

Colson had a few remarkable nights, including a 41-point performance against Bahcesehir and 29-point show versus Galatasaray Istanbul.

Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv

Position Player Status
PG Scottie Wilbekin Signed until 2023 +1
PG Yiftach Ziv Signed until 2023 +1
PG Keenan Evans Signed until 2022 +1+1
SG John Dibartolomeo Signed until 2022 +1
SF James Nunnally Signed until 2022 +1
SF Max Heidegger Signed until 2023
PF Angelo Caloiaro Signed until 2022 +1
PF/C Jake Cohen Signed until 2023
PF/C Alex Poythress (story) Signed until 2024
C Jalen Reynolds Signed until 2023
C Roman Sorkin Signed until 2023
Coach Oded Kattash (story)
Expired contract Derrick Williams, Ante Zizic
Rumored to leave Ante Zizic (story), Scottie Wilbekin (story), James Nunnally, Derrick Williams, Jaylen Reynolds
Interested Nick Calathes, Marius Grigonis, Chris Jones, Darrun Hilliard, Bonzie Colson
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Darrun Hilliard

Darrun  Hilliard
Team: FC Bayern Munich
Position: SG
Age: 28
Height: 198 cm
Weight: 93 kg
Birth place: United States of America