Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv has added another backcourt option with the signing of American point guard Chris Jones. The 27 year-old will be making his debut in continental competition after signing from Turkish team Bursaspor, where he impressed with averages of 15.3 points, 6.8 assists - fourth-best in the competition - and a league-high 1.9 steals in 23 domestic appearances last season. Jones has also played in Belgium with Belfius Mons-Hainaut and for Swiss club Basel.
"Chris is a very talented player who can score and pass," said coach Giannis Sfairopoulos. "He is a point guard with all the qualities that can organize our team and our game. He is at the age and in the optimal situation to make a leap and reach not only the EuroLeague, but a high-ranking team like Maccabi. I am happy with this signing and I have no doubt that he will fit in."
Jones is happy to arrive in Tel Aviv, telling the club website: "I am excited about the opportunity that Maccabi gave me, the owners, the coach, the sports director and the team. This is a big step for me, I feel ready and I will take advantage of it. I am excited to join an organization like Maccabi and be part of the tradition with the goal of continuing to bring championships. I have never played with exciting and passionate fans like the Maccabi fans and I'm glad I'm going to be a part of it."