Real Madrid lands speedy Draper

Aug 13, 2012 by Euroleague.net Print
Real Madrid lands speedy Draper
Dontaye Draper celebrates - Cedevita Zagreb - Finals Treviso 2011The Turkish Airlines Euroleague's most potent offense last season has put extra speed in the backcourt as Real Madrid on Monday announced the signing of playmaker Dontaye Draper to a two-year contract. Draper (1.80 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Cedevita Zagreb, where he averaged 13.8 points, 2.6 assists and 1.4 steals in 5 Eurocup games last season. Draper helped Cedevita reach both the Croatian League finals and the Adriatic League title game. Draper was chosen as the 2010-11 Eurocup MVP - also earning All-Eurocup first team honors - by leading Cedevita from the Qualifying Round to the Finals. He averaged 15.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 2.2 steals in 14 Eurocup games. He led the 2010-11 Eurocup in assists and performance index ranking (20.9 per game). Draper has also played for Prima Veroli in the Italian second division, BC Oostende in Belgium, Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket in France and Sydney Kings in Australia. He helped Sydney to reach the Australian League finals in 2008 and won the Italian second division cup with Veroli. Now, Draper is set to make his Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut with Real Madrid in the upcoming 2012-13 season.