CSKA brings scorer Hilliard aboard

Jul 03, 2019 by Euroleague.net Print
CSKA brings scorer Hilliard aboard

CSKA Moscow announced the signing of swingman Darrun Hilliard. He signed a one-year contract. Hilliard (1.98 meters, 26 years old) made his EuroLeague debut last season with KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz, with which he averaged 9.4 points in 34 EuroLeague contests. He particularly impressed against CSKA in the EuroLeague Playoffs with 12.3 points as his team fell in four games.

Hilliard began his professional career in the NBA, where he played parts of three seasons for San Antonio and Detroit. He also won the 2018 G-League title with Austin while averaging 21.2 points per game. Hilliard played for the senior United States national team that took the gold medal at the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup and was named to the all-tournament team. Prior to turning pro, Hilliard spent four seasons starring for Villanova University.

Darrun Hilliard, CSKA forward:

"When the opportunity to play for one of the most prestigious clubs in the history of Europe was presented to me, I felt like this was just too good of an opportunity for me to pass up. It's an honor to play for Coach Itoudis, and I can’t wait to get to Moscow to experience the incredible tradition of CSKA basketball! My only agenda coming in is to help CSKA win games and win more titles. I will give my heart and soul in every practice and game to do what I can to contribute to that winning."

Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:

"From the first moment we contacted him, Darrun was very thrilled and enthusiastic about the opportunity to play for CSKA. In his first year in Europe, he showed that he is a good creator, executor, defender, a team player. Now I don’t need to say much – the rest should be proven on the court. We are happy to have him on the team. We welcome Darrun to the CSKA family."