Galatasaray brings in Diebler, Tyus

Jul 12, 2016 by Euroleague.net Print
Galatasaray brings in Diebler, Tyus
A former champion and a top sharpshooter will change Turkish Airlines EuroLeague teams in the same city as Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul announced the arrivals of guard Jon Diebler and center Alex Tyus for next season. Tyus (2.03 meters, 28 years old) and Diebler (1.98 meters, 28 years old) changed clubs, but won’t be moving very far, as they spent the previous season with Anadolu Efes Istanbul. Tyus, who won the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague in 2014 with Maccabi Tel Aviv, averaged 5.9 points, 3 rebounds and 1 block in a reserve role last season. He led the league in blocked shots on a per-minute basis with an average of 3.3 blocks prorated over 40 minutes. Tyus began his professional career in Israel with Maccabi Ashdod in 2011 and made his EuroLeague debut a year later with Mapooro Cantu. Then came two seasons with Maccabi Tel Aviv, during which he also lifted the Israeli League trophy once and back-to-back Israeli State Cup trophies. He has also been a member of the Israeli national team. Diebler averaged 10.2 points on 49.5% three-point shooting in 21 EuroLeague games last season, his first in the competition. He ranked second in three-pointers made per game (2.48) with the fourth-best percentage in the competition. Diebler also played for Panionios Athens of Greece and Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir of Turkey, which he helped win the Turkish Cup title in 2014 and lift the Turkish League trophy in 2015.