Bayern tabs German League assist leader Bray

Jul 11, 2019 by Euroleague.net Print
Bayern tabs German League assist leader Bray

FC Bayern Munich snatched up T.J. Bray, who was one of the top players in the German league last season. The contract is for two seasons. Bray (1.94 meters, 27 years old) played for RASTA Vechta, with which he ranked seventh in the league in scoring with 15.6 points and dished a league-best 8.1 assists per game. Bray also posted 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game for a performance index rating of 19.5 Bray helped Vechta reached the German League semifinals, where they lost to Bayern. He erupted for a career-high 38 points on 10-of-13 three-point shooting in Game 3 of that series. Bray began his professional career in Italy with Trapani in 2014 and spent the next season with Monferrato. He also played for Excelsior Brussels in Belgium and Kolossos Rhodes in Greece before joining Vechta. Before that, Bray played college basketball for Princeton University.

"We are very happy that T.J. Bray has decided to take the next step of his career together with us. He was one of the discoveries of the past season, but we have been following him for a bit longer," Bayern sports director Daniele Baiesi said. "T.J. is a very versatile player, a great guard with high intelligence on both sides of the court and outstanding passing skills. He will now have to prove himself at a new level for him, but he has the character and the skills to achieve this challenge."