Jon Scheyer Rumors
Two weeks back we spoke of Heat 2010 summer hopeful Jon Scheyer landing with Israeli League and EuroLeague force Maccabi Tel Aviv. A respected NBA agent familiar with such transactions said the deal for the former Duke sharpshooter is at $180,000 for the first season and $250,000 for the second, which falls below what an American import would be expected to earn in such a situation. “It’s much lower than anyone expected, considering he is Jewish,” the agent said, noting Scheyer therefore does not technically take up one of the team’s designated import slots. The agent added, “The deal is being panned by those in the business in Israel.”
Former Duke basketball star Jon Scheyer joined Israeli powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv on Sunday, saying his college experience prepared him well for coping with high expectations. Because he is Jewish, Scheyer is eligible to become an Israeli and not count against a league cap on foreign players. He is expected to take a leading role for the defending Israeli champion, which lost the title game of this year’s European championship to Greece’s Panathinaikos. “They had a great season last year and I want to build off that this year,” Scheyer told reporters a day after arriving in Israel for the first time.
Big signing for Maccabi Tel Aviv who landed former Duke star Jon Scheyer for the next two years. The guard went undrafted in 2010 and has been staying without a team for long time. In February he signed for Rio Grande Valley Vipers in NBDL averaging 13.1ppg with 4rpg and 4apg. In his last season at Duke he won the NCAA title averaging 18.2ppg, 3.6rpg and 4.9apg.
Jon Scheyer, captain of the reigning NCAA National Champion Duke Blue Devils, has accepted an offer to go to training camp with the Los Angeles Clippers, a league source told FanHouse. The Clippers currently have 14 players on their roster, one short of the league maximum, though the contracts of both second-round pick Willie Warren and free agent signee Marqus Blakely are only partially guaranteed.
It is a possibility that Scheyer may have been drafted had he not contracted mononucleosis leading up to the NBA Draft, but the fact that he went undrafted rather than being a second-round selection may have actually been a blessing in disguise, according to Mike Krzyzewski, Scheyer’s coach at Duke. “In the second round, it’s better not to be drafted,” Krzyzewski told the News-Observer. “As soon as the draft is over, if you are good enough, you will be invited by five or six teams, and you will have a chance to choose who you will play summer league ball with. I would be a little bit surprised if (Scheyer is) not on an NBA roster playing next season.”