Maccabi Tel Aviv continues to keep the skeleton of its squad from the current season and today (Thursday) the team announced the signing of Bonzie Coulson for two more years. The forward, who only joined the Yellows this past summer, integrated well into the team and was a key part of the team that was one win away from qualifying for the Final Four of the Euroleague. Colson is the fourth to extend his contract with the team after Wade Baldwin, Lorenzo Brown and Roman Sorkin, while John DiBartholomew also agreed and is expected to continue for another season.
“Bonzi, as far as I’m concerned, had one of the most impressive rookie seasons I can remember,” coach Oded Ketch told the official website. “He is tremendous for us. He brings us a lot of energy, he is diverse, can play in several positions. I have no doubt that he will only go and improve as time goes by. There is no doubt that this is a very high-quality signing. Beyond that, it is to leave the base with continuity and quality. Everyone We love Bonzi.”
“I am happy that Bonzi is continuing with us,” said the incoming sports director Avi Evan, referring to the considerations in extending the contract: “He entered our system at Maccabi in a smooth and natural way. Beyond his obvious professional abilities, Bonzi brings heart and soul to the field. He is always All-In and that is exactly the – the Maccabean DNA we are looking for.”
Coulson scored in double figures 19 times in the regular season in the Euroleague (29 points against Panathinaikos) and finished with 9.8 points and 5.2 rebounds in the playoff series against Monaco. He averaged 10.7 points per game overall in the Euroleague and 9.5 in the Premier League.