Brose Bamberg secures the services of Paris Lee. The 24-year-old point guard comes from Telenet Giants Antwerp and has signed a two-year contract with the nine-time German champion.
The American is the first foreigner in Roel Moors' new roster. Point Guard and Head Coach know each other very well. Lee has already played under Moors in Belgium for two years. Both won the cup together last season and secured third place in the Basketball Champions League. For his performance, Paris Lee was voted the most valuable player in the Belgian league, and also in the BCL All Second team, so he was the second best point guard (behind Tyrese Rice) of last year's season.
Paris Lee is a classical point guard who impresses with his leadership and personality on and off court. Defensively he anticipates well, which made him one of the most dangerous "ball stealers" of the BCL. The left-hander can hardly be calculated offensively, has a strong drive to the basket, a good eye for the better positioned team-mate, and a solid shot – even beyond the three-point line.
Leo De Rycke: “It doesn't take much to explain why we chose Paris. Once we found out that it was possible to hire him for Brose, we tried everything we could to convince him of us. Despite his young age, he has already proven that he can lead a team – and that to us at the top international level in the Champions League. We are very sure that he will take his game to the next level at Brose.”
Paris Lee: “I'm very happy that it worked out. Certainly coach Moors influenced my decision. We had two very good years in Antwerp where I learned a lot from him. I now want to continue that in Bamberg. At both ends of the field. I am a winner who likes to play fast and aggressive. But besides all that, I am also learning. And I am willing to do that. The coach has always made sure that I improve every day. That's exactly what I want to do at Brose. I can hardly wait for it to start."
Paris Lee moved to Telenet Giants Antwerp in 2017 right after his college days (Illinois State). There he scored an average of 11.5 points in the Belgian league last season, gave 5.3 assists and "stole" the ball from his opponents 1.6 times. He led his team to cup victory and third place in the Basketball Champions League. He was even able to produce better statistics: 12.9 points, 5.1 assists and 1.9 steals.Alle Nachrichten