By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Elijah Bryant has inked a two-year contract to join Anadolu Efes, the team announced Monday.
Bryant, 26, was recently waived by the Milwaukee Bucks for the second time in a few weeks. He initially joined the Wisconsin franchise in the last week of the 2020-21 NBA Regular Season and was a member of the championship squad. He was placed on the waivers on September 26, brought back on September 29, and waived again on October 14.
The former BYU standout logged 16 points, six rebounds, three assists, and one block against the Chicago Bulls in his lone Regular Season appearance on May 17. He went on logging 16 games played in the Playoffs averaging 1.3 points and 1.1 rebounds. Prior to his most recent stint, Bryant had 14.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per contest in the 2019 NBA Summer League as a member of the Bucks.
He meets Anadolu Efes at 0-4 in the 2021-22 edition of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague moving back to Europe’s premier club continental competition after 61 appearances with Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2019-20 and 2020-21. Domestically, the team coached by Ergin Ataman is off to a 3-0 start in Turkey’s BSL set to visit arch-rival Fenerbahce Beko tonight (19:15 CET).
After starting his college career at Elon University, he moved to BYU in 2016. A couple of years later, in 2018, he was not selected in the NBA draft but joined the Philadelphia 76ers for the 2018 NBA Summer League. From there, Hapoel Eilat became his first pro team in Europe and following a solid introduction with several personal and team achievements signed a two-year contract with Maccabi in 2019.