Maccabi Hunter Haifa, the 2016-17 Israeli Basketball Super League runner-up, announced today that they have signed guard/forward Zach Graham for the remainder of the 2017-18 season. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Zach is a playmaker and a dynamic scorer with a rich history of success,” said Jeff Rosen, Maccabi Hunter Haifa team owner. “We’re happy Zach has joined us in Haifa as we expect him to be a difference maker on the court and in the locker room.”
Graham, 28, has spent the past two seasons in Venezuela for Guaros de Lara where he helped guide the team to a 2016-17 LPB championship and three international competition titles (2016 & 2017 Liga de las Americas, and the 2016 FIBA Intercontinental Cup). He was awarded 2016 Intercontinental Cup MVP honors, scoring a game-high 19 points in a victory over the FIBA Europe Cup champions Fraport Skyliners, and earned his second MVP award with a game-high 20 point performance in the 2017 Liga de las Americas Finals.
The 6-foot-6, 215-pound guard/forward appeared in 24 Venezuelan league contests for Guaros de Lara during the 2016-17 season and averaged 11.3 points per game while shooting 46 percent (46-100) from beyond the arc in 19.8 minutes. In 8 Liga de las Americas games, Graham averaged 16.8 points while shooting 43.6 percent (24-55) from three-point range in 29.9 minutes.
A seven-year veteran, Graham has played professionally in the NBA D-League, Philippines, Turkey, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, and most recently in Venezuela. He won a Mexican league title as a member of Soles de Mexicali in 2015, where he averaged 20.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.1 steals in 51 contests.
A native of Suwanee, Georgia, Graham played his collegiate ball at Ole Miss alongside current Maccabi Hunter Haifa teammate Reggie Buckner.