Umana Reyer Venice continued to re-sign the key pieces from last season's squad, which reached the 7DAYS EuroCup Quarterfinals, by penning point guard Jeremy Chappell to a contract for the 2020-21 season. Chappell (1.91 meters, 33 years old) is the eighth player from last season's Reyer squad to sign a new deal with the club over the season. He averaged 9.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists for Reyer last season, during which he started 14 of the club's 16 EuroCup games. It was his first season with Reyer and his second in the EuroCup. This season will be Chappell's fourth in a row in Italy; he played for Cantu in 2017-18 and Happy Casa Brindisi the following season before joining Reyer. Chappell has also played for Russian club Avtodor Saratov, for which he debuted in the EuroCup in 2015-16, as well as Znicz Jaroslaw in Poland; Hoverla and Ferro-ZNTU in Ukraine, Triumph Lyubertsy in Russia and Banvit in Turkey. He helped Ferro-ZNTU win the Ukrainian Cup in 2013, Banvit win the Turkish Cup in 2017 and Reyer win the Italian Cup last season.
"I am excited to continue playing with Reyer. The way it ended last season left a bitter taste in my mouth because we were in good shape, we were playing well and entering the main phase. Both in EuroCup, where we were in the quarterfinals, and in the Italian League we could have done something special. So I want to thank the club for its trust. Next season will be even more difficult because teams like Milan and Bologna have strengthened a lot, but we will be even more determined to compete," Chappell said. "From my point of view, winning is the most important thing and here at Reyer, I found a fantastic work culture. It is the most professional organization in which I have played and when you are with a club that gives the best for you, it is natural to give something more, on and off the field. I am happy that the fans appreciate my attitude and personality. On the court, I always do everything myself. I am sure that all of us players will return to Venice with the hunger to continue what we left open."