The replacement for Rashard Kelly, leaving for Australia, is known. This is Markis McDuffie (24 years old, 2.03 m), position 4 who played this season in Naples. In Italian D1, the American player was shooting at 14 points (31% at three points) and 4.9 rebounds for 12.8 evaluation in 28 minutes on average. Trained at Wichita State, Markis McDuffie then began his professional career at Fehervar (Hungary), then Piacenza (Italian D2) before joining Naples.
Active defensively, large offensive range
“After a solid university course with Whichita State Shockers, a team which performs well in the United States, where he rubbed shoulders with Rashard Kelly, Markis is coming out of three successful seasons in Europe”, indicated the sporting director of the JDA, Fabien Romeyer, in the club press release. “He dominated the Italian second division, even integrating the 5th major of the championship, before joining Serie A. He is an active player defensively, slender in attack with a wide offensive panoply. He is dangerous on the outside shot and a faculty of percussion. Markis also offers us the possibility of shifting him by sequence to position 3 according to the meetings. »