MACCABI BAZAN HAIFA SIGNS ISRAELI CENTER ALEX CHUBREVICH FOR TWO SEASONS
The 7-foot Israeli-Russian center to add depth to the Green’s frontcourt
The Maccabi Bazan Haifa professional basketball team of the Israeli Basketball Super League announced today they have signed Israeli-Russian center Alex Chubrevich for two seasons.
Chubrevich, 26, began the 2011-12 season with Knet Rioja Clavijo in Spain’s second division appearing in 9 games, posting averages of 3.8 points and 4.8 rebounds in 12.1 minutes per game, before returning to Israel to play for both Ironi Ramat Gan in the second division and Barak Netanya in the Super League.
The 7-foot center was named to the 2010-11 Spanish LEB-Silver All-Bosmans team in Spain’s third division for CB Illescas Urban CLM, appearing in 28 games, tallying 10.6 points and 8.4 rebounds (3rd in the league) in 23.2 minutes per game. Prior to his 2010-11 season in Spain, Chubrevich played three seasons in Israel’s second division from 2007-10 with a short stint with Gilboa Galil in the Super league at the start of the 2008-09 season.
“Alex is a physical and energetic big man who can run the floor, impact the game as a rebounder and defender and add valuable frontcourt depth,” said Maccabi Bazan Haifa head coach Brad Greenberg. “He's a developing player who is competitive and coachable and affords us options to play a very big lineup.”
"We are excited to have Alex Chubrevich join Maccabi Bazan Haifa this season as he is a player who has the size and the potential to develop throughout the season," said Maccabi Bazan Haifa owner Jeffrey Rosen.
Chubrevich joins a Maccabi Bazan Haifa roster that features Jewish American head coach Brad Greenberg on the lines, team captain Ido Kozikaro, former NBA swingman Donta Smith, center James Thomas, Greek-American swingman Pat Calathes, point guard Paul Stoll, power forward Anton Shoutvin, point guard Lior Segev, and forward Sean Labanowski.