MACCABI: Eurocup MVP Eidson comes aboard
July 13, 2009
Chuck Eidson One of the best small forwards in European basketball switched Euroleague teams when versatile swingman Chuck Eidson inked a two-year deal with Israeli powerhouse Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv. Eidson (201, 28), the 2009 Eurocup MVP, is coming off a spectacular season with Lietuvos Rytas, whom he led to five titles – the Eurocup, Baltic League, Lithuanian League, Baltic President's Cup and Lithuanian Cup. Eidson averaged 15.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.1 assists in 15 Eurocup games last season, playing all three perimeter positions. This will be his second stint in the Euroleague after averaging 12.2 points on 48.9% three-point shooting, 4.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.2 steals in 18 games for L. Rytas in the 2007-08 campaign. His best game of that season came against Maccabi in Tel Aviv, when he torched the hosts for 28 points in an L. Rytas win. Eidson has also played for Strasbourg in France, the Giessen 46ers in Germany and North Charleston in the NBDL. Before that Eidson played college basketball at the University of South Carolina.
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