Nizhny Novgorod improved its backcourt by inking guard DeAndre Kane to a one-year contract on Tuesday. Kane (1.96 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Hapoel Eliat, where he averaged 12.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 23 Israeli League games last season. He started the 2015-16 season with German powerhouse ratiopharm Ulm, averaging 10.4 points, 5 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 8 7DAYS EuroCup games. Kane started his professional basketball career with Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd of Russia and also played for Belgian side Port of Antwerp Giants before joining Ulm. "He perfectly matches our team concept - is versatile, tactically smart and a real fighter," Nizhny head coach Arturs Stalbergs said. "His talent allow him to do many useful things for the team, but the way I will use him on the floor will remain a secret until the start of the season. I am looking forward to coaching him."