ALBA Berlin shook up its backcourt by signing veteran scorer Carl English and releasing Dominique Johnson. English (1.92 meters, 35 years old) signed with Berlin for the rest of the season. He arrives from Spanish side Iberostar Tenerife, where he had signed a short-term deal. English posted 6.3 points per game in six Spanish League games and 15.2 points in five FIBA Champions League games for Tenerife. He has previous EuroCup experience with Gran Canaria, for whom he averaged 15.8 points on 39.0% three-point shooting over 20 games between 2007 and 2009. English also played one season in the EuroLeague for Baskonia in 2009-10. He has also played for Virtus Bologna in Italy; Zadar in Croatia; AEK Athens in Greece; Caciques de Humacao in Puerto Rico; Joventut Badalona, Cajasol Seville and Estudiantes Madrid in Spain; and North Charleston and Florida in the D-League. English has also been a regular with the Canadian national team over the years. Johnson joined ALBA over the summer and averaged 15.2 points on 41.7% three-point-shooting over six EuroCup games with the club.
"Carl English and I know each other very well from our time together at Gran Canaria and Estudiantes," ALBA Berlin Sports Director Himar Ojeda said. "He is a very good shooter with a high basketball IQ who will help our team with his vast experience in many areas. Carl is a team player and at the same time someone who can create his own shot and will never be afraid to take the decisive shot. In the case of Dominique Johnson, both sides have agreed that it has not matched as hoped. We thank him for his commitment in Berlin and wish him all the best for the future."