Credit: FIBA
Credit FIBA

Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv officially announced the addition of Rafael Menco. The contract is valid for two years.

Free throws this season

Points made: 14,1
Accuracy: 81,4%
Place in standings: 1
Record max: 25
Record min: 6
Most made FTs: James Nunnally

"I am happy to join such a big club as Maccabi, with all its history," Menco told the official website of Maccabi. "I have watched Maccabi play in the EuroLeague so many times with great fans alongside. I cannot wait to get started."

The 28-year-old forward is coming off a successful stint in Hapoel Holon. Menco averaged 8.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 5.8 PIR over 18 Basketball Champions League games last season.

Hapoel participated in the Final Four of the BCL competition but finished fourth, losing against Tenerife in the semis and Ludwigsburg in the match for the third place.

Rafael Menco also became the Israeli league champion this past campaign. He was instrumental in such an achievement, registering 9.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 10.6 PIR in 27 domestic contests.

Menco is well aware of the new Maccabi head coach Oded Kattash. Under him, Menco competed in Hapoel Eilat and the Israeli national team.

"I am very pleased to join forces with Rafi once again," said Kattash. "Apart of his personal abilities, he brings lots of energy and basketball IQ. He is a hard worker, made progress every year, and joins Maccabi in his prime."

Menco is the seventh addition to the Maccabi roster, after securing the signatures of Darrun Hilliard, Austin Hollins, Guy Pnini, Bonzie Colson, Alex Poythress, and coach Oded Kattash.

The Israeli powerhouse is close to signing Josh Nebo and Lorenzo Brown as well.

Current roster

Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv

Position Player Status
PG Yiftach Ziv Signed until 2023 +1
PG Keenan Evans Signed until 2022 +1+1
SG John Dibartolomeo Signed until 2022 +1
SG Darrun Hilliard (story) Signed until 2023
SG Austin Hollins (story) Signed until 2024
SF James Nunnally Signed until 2022 +1
SF Max Heidegger Signed until 2023
SF Rafael Menco (story) Signed until 2024
SF/PF Guy Pnini (story) Signed until 2023 +1
SF/PF Bonzie Colson (story) Signed until 2024
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 (will not return), Scottie Wilbekin (will not return), Oz Blayzer (will not return)
Rumored to leave James Nunnally, Derrick Williams, Jaylen Reynolds
Interested Josh Nebo (story), Lorenzo Brown (story)

See all the EuroLeague transfer market news here.

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Rafi Menco

Rafi  Menco
Team: Hapoel Holon
Position: SF
Age: 28
Height: 200 cm
Weight: 100 kg
Birth place: Jerusalem, Israel