Turkish Airlines Euroleague
December 13, 2013
ARTLAND DRAGONS tab former champ Mallet
July 26, 2012
Artland Dragons found a team leader and go-to scorer by signing Demond Mallet, who return to play in Germany after five years abroad. Mallet (1.86 meters, 34 years old) started his professional career in Germany and played a total of six seasons for BS Energy Braunschweig, Bamberg and RheinEnergie Cologne between 2001 and 2007. He spent last season split between Spirou Charleroi of Belgium and Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv of Israel. Mallet ranked third in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague in scoring in the regular season after posting 18.9 points on 51.3% shooting from two-point range and 37.5% from long distance plus 2.4 assists and 2.1 rebounds in nine games for Spirou. He joined Maccabi prior to the Top 16 and helped the Israeli champs reach the playoffs.
Mallet has stared in the Eurocup in four seasons with as many different teams. The best of course was the 2007-08 season with Joventut Badalona, with whom he lifted the 2008 ULEB Cup. His 729 career points in the competition rank him 10th all-time and his 136 three-pointers are second most in Eurocup history. Overall Mallet has averaged 14.9 points on 45.2% three-point shooting in 49 Eurocup games. Mallet began his European career with Braunschweig, where he played for three seasons before moving to Bamberg, which he helped to the German League championship in his first year there, 2004-05. The following season he made his Euroleague debut with Bamberg before moving to Cologne, where he continued to score in the Euroleague and won a German Cup. His next stop was Badalona, with whom he won the 2008 Spanish King’s Cup and played one ULEB Cup campaign and a second in the Euroleague. After one season in Turkey with Turk Telekom, Mallet joined Spirou in 2010 and was named league MVP and led the club to the Belgian championship in his first year there. Last season he lifted the Israeli Cup with Maccabi.
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