CSKA Moscow continued preparing its roster for the coming season by signing swingman Darrun Hilliard to a new deal. Hilliard (1.98 meters, 27 years old) came to CSKA last summer and posted 10.6 points on 41.2% three-point shooting along with 2.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 27 EuroLeague appearances. Hilliard's 56 three-pointers made were tied for seventh-most in the league last season, which was the second EuroLeague campaign for Hilliard. He made his EuroLeague debut with KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz during the 2018-19 season and averaged 9.4 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.
Hilliard started his professional career in the NBA, where he played parts of three seasons for San Antonio and Detroit. He also won the 2018 D-League title with Austin while averaging 21.2 points per game. Hilliard played for the senior United States national team that took the gold medal at the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup and was named to the all-tournament team. Before turning pro, Hilliard spent four seasons starring for Villanova University.
"I am very fortunate and blessed to continue playing for CSKA." Hilliard said. "I feel really good about our team. We have a great understanding of the coaching staff and understanding how great of a opportunity we all have!"
"The club's coaching staff and management has a high value for Darrun's effort." head coach Dimitris Itoudis stated. "We see big space for development and the player's willingness to become a top player. We are happy that we will continue our collaboration."