Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt have made shooting guard Akeem Vargas their first addition for the 2018-19 season. Vargas (1.92 meters, 28 years old), who arrives from ALBA Berlin, signed a two-year deal in Frankfurt. He averaged 4.3 points on 42.9% three-point shooting in 16 7DAYS EuroCup games for ALBA last season, including 12 as a starter. Vargas also appeared in 45 games for ALBA in the German League. He spent a total of five seasons with ALBA, made his Turkish Airlines EuroLeague debut in 2014-15 and played a total of 66 EuroCup games in the other four campaigns. He won a pair of German Cups with the club. Vargas has also played for Ehingen, Walters Tigers Tuebingen and BG Goettingen and for the German national team.
"Akeem brings very important components into our overall puzzle," Coach Gordon Herbert said. "He is a very good defender and does a lot of little things that cannot be seen directly in the statistics. To be successful, we need just that type of player. He is also a very good team player. You do not like to play against him and you love to play with him."