Ex-NBA player Quincy Acy joins Olympiacos

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Giannis Askounis

03/Nov/21 10:58


The Olympiacos search for a frontcourt addition brings Quincy Acy to Greece

By Johnny Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net

Quincy Acy has penned a contract with Olympiacos for the rest of the 2021-22 season with an option for the 2022-23 season, the Greek powerhouse announced Wednesday.

Acy, 31, last played for Maccabi Tel Aviv debuting in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. His 2019-20 campaign generated 4.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per match over 27 appearances, including 19 starts in Europe’s premier club continental competition.

He previously lasted seven years in the NBA, after being selected by the Toronto Raptors with the 37th overall pick of the 2012 NBA draft, coming out of Baylor. His stints ranging from the Raptors to the Sacramento Kings, New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks, Brooklyn Nets, and Phoenix Suns made out 337 games played up to the 2018-19 season. His career averages are 4.9 points and 3.5 rebounds per contest.

The Reds, up to 5-2 in the ongoing EuroLeague Regular Season, were scanning the market for a roster upgrade, focusing on potential additions to the frontcourt. The former NBA player, carrying European experience amplifying his defensive skills, is the big man coming in for head coach Giorgos Bartzokas.

Acy’s most productive EuroLeague showing with 11 points helped Maccabi defeat CSKA Moscow, 90-80, December 12, 2019. He also paired eight points and eight rebounds visiting Olympiacos and helping the Israeli side in a convincing Regular Season Round 6 win. At the domestic level, part of the 2019-20 championship team, he averaged 10.9 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per match.

This week, Olympiacos will host AS Monaco on Friday and a couple of days later visit Peristeri Vitabiotics extending its campaigns in EuroLeague and Greece’s Stoiximan Basket League, respectively.