Suleiman Braimoh signed with Maccabi Tel Aviv

By Eurohoops team/ [email protected]

Established veteran Suleiman Braimoh will be the replacement of injured Alex Poythress in the roster of Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv. As the club announced, Braimoh signed until the end of the season while Poythress will remain sidelined for an indefinite period.

Per the press release: “Braimoh knows the Yellows’ coach Oded Kattash well from when the latter coached him at Hapoel Jerusalem. Besides Jerusalem, Braimoh played for Hapoel Eilat and will arrive in Israel with deep knowledge of domestic competitions.

“He is a player who can play in several positions and will bring us toughness and experience”, coach Oded Kattash explained. “He has an amazing character, he is a good teammate and of course, I know him well. As we know, he is also familiar with the Israeli league, and in light of all these reasons we came to the conclusion that this is the player that suits us at this stage”.

“I’m excited to join such a great team and organization like Maccabi”, Suleiman Braimoh told after signing the contract. “I’m ready to try my best to help the team in any way that I can and contribute to winning. I’m also looking forward to meeting the fans and supporters”.

From Turkey back to Israel

Braimoh began this season with Tofas Bursa, where he averaged 8.6 points and 6.3 rebounds per game in the Turkish league, alongside 8.4 points and 5.3 rebounds on average per game in FIBA’s Champions League.

One of his standout games came in the 83-72 victory over Karsiyaka, where he played 37 minutes, grabbed 12 rebounds, and scored 16 points. Bursa finished the Champions League group stage in third place and advanced to the play-in games, where AEK Athens knocked the Turks out.

A graduate of the American Rice College, The big man entered the 2011 draft but wasn’t picked by an NBA team. He has since played in the G-League, the Bundesliga, the VTB, and France.

In the 2018-19 season, Braimoh played for Hapoel Eilat and helped it qualify for Winner’s League Final Four. Maccabi won the championship that season after knocking out Eilat in the semi-finals and beating Maccabi Rishon Lezion in the finals.

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