By Eurohoops team/ email@example.com
AS Monaco Basket announced that the club has penned a deal with Mike James for the upcoming season. The former Nets player decided to continue his career with last season’s EuroCup winners who are about to make their first EuroLeague appearance.
“I was really looking for a different and exciting challenge. I wanted to start with something new compared to what I have already experienced before during my career”.
“It’s a real opportunity for me to start a new adventure, and to prove what I’m worth as a player in this beautiful place that is Monaco. My goal is to win as many matches as possible and to be very competitive in EuroLeague. I am very happy to join Monaco, and I can’t wait to do what I love in France, in a great atmosphere. I can’t wait to join the guys and discover the team, hoping to do great things for Monegasque basketball. We are outsiders, but I come here to have ambitions and to take the group to the highest possible level,” James said.
The American guard became the 13th overall signing for Monaco this summer, following the additions of Brock Motum, Alpha Diallo, Donatas Motiejunas, Donta Hall, Leo Westermann, Yakuba Ouattara, Ibrahima Fall Faye, Rudy Demahis, Paris Lee, Armel Traore, Jerry Boutsiele, and Danilo Andjusic.
Last season, he posted 19.3 points per game, before exiting CSKA after 27 games. James finished the season with Brooklyn Nets, where he produced 7.7 points, 4.2 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 18.2 minutes across 13 regular-season contests and had 3.7 points in nine playoffs games.