By Cesare Milanti / email@example.com
After bringing in Tuomas Iisalo, who led Telekom Baskets Bonn to win the Basketball Champions League and to be the runner-up in the Bundesliga in the 2022-23 season, Paris Basketball decided to add several players of that Telekom Baskets Bonn’s roster in Germany.
Following Michael Kessens, Leon Kratzer, and Tyson Ward, the basketball club from the French capital officially announced the latest addition of Collin Malcolm, who last played with Telekom Baskets Bonn in the last season.
Winning the Basketball Champions League, the 26-year-old American small forward, who came out of Warner Pacific University in 2019, averaged 8.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game, shooting 64.9% from two. In the BBL, Collin Malcolm had 9.6 points, 4.3 boards, and 1.7 dimes. Before moving to Bonn, he played in Finland with Kauhajoen Karhu, and in Cyprus with Keravnos.
While Collin Malcolm joined his former teammates at Paris Basketball, Telekom Baskets Bonn officially announced the arrival of the Canadian 23-year-old center Thomas Kennedy. In the 2022-23 season, he dominated at the University of Windsor with 20.3 points, 13.8 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game.
At the beginning of the transfer market, Paris Basketball added Nadir Hifi, who’s coming off a standout season in the LNB. Meanwhile, the 2023 Basketball Champions League Regular Season and Final Four MVP TJ Shorts, also from Bonn, is expected to officially join the team after saying goodbye to the German club.
Welcome Collin Malcolm👋🇺🇸
Nouveau renfort de poids avec l’arrivée de Collin Malcolm, ailier versatile capable d’avoir un fort impact tant sur le plan offensif que défensif
Let’s get to work Collin 😈 pic.twitter.com/i3y8J0o22A
— Paris Basketball (@ParisBasketball) July 25, 2023
Promitheas adds Winthrop product Hunter Hale
Elsewhere in the Basketball Champions League, Promitheas Patras reinforced itself with the addition of the 26-year-old Hunter Hale, who went undrafted at the 2020 NBA Draft.
After coming out of Winthrop, the American shooting guard previously played in New Zealand with the Nelson Giants, being named to the NBL All-Star Five with 26.9 points per game, and in the ABA League with Borac Čačak, joining the Serbian team in 2021. Last year, he shone with 22.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game.
The Greek team, which played in the BKT EuroCup last year, also brought in Antonis Koniaris, Chris Coffey, and former Dinamo Sassari’s center Deshawn Stephens.
— Promitheas Patras BC (@promitheasbc) July 24, 2023
PHOTO CREDIT: Basketball Champions League