Maccabi Electra tabs All-Eurocup forward Caner-Medley

Jul 10, 2012 by Print
Nik Caner-Medley - Valencia Basket - Finals Khimki 2012_38295One of the best players in the Eurocup is set to make his Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut with the announcement that Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv signed power forward Nik Caner-Medley to a two-year deal. Caner-Medley (2.03 meters, 28 years old) arrives from Valencia Basket, where he averaged 13.5 points on 87.2% free throw shooting, 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 13 Eurocup games last season, taking Valencia all the way to the title game against BC Khimki Moscow Region. Caner-Medley earned All-Eurocup First Team honors and had an outstanding performance in the final with game-highs of 23 points, 11 rebounds and 38 performance index rating, which tied the record for highest index in a Eurocup title game. Caner-Medley arrived to Valencia from Asefa Estudiantes, where he averaged 12.4 points on 87.8% free throw shooting and 7 rebounds in 14 Eurocup games in 2010-11 and was chosen to the 2010-11 All-Eurocup Second Team. Caner-Medley was also chosen to the 2010-11 All-Spanish League first team after earning Spanish League monthly MVP honors in February, March and April of that season. Caner-Medley has also played in Europe with Germany's Artland Dragons and for Cajasol and Gran Canaria in Spain. Before that, he had a successful four-year college basketball career at the University of Maryland, where he averaged 15.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game as a senior in 2006. Caner-Medley is now set to test himself against the best power forwards in Europe.