The Maccabi Hunter Haifa professional basketball team of the Israeli Basketball Super League announced today that they have signed guard Trevor Gaskins through the remainder of the 2017-18 season.
Gaskins, 28, participated in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers for the Panama national team, tallying 14 points and 11 assists in an 82-62 win over Paraguay on February 23 in Panama City. He followed up that performance with 19 points and 9 assists in an 86-75 victory over Uruguay on February 26.
A member of the Panama national team since 2014, Gaskins lifted Panama to a Gold Medal in the 2015 COCABA Championship in San Jose, Costa Rica, where he was the tournament’s second-highest scorer (20.8 PPG).
“Trevor brings us depth, size and flexibility to the backcourt,” said head coach Offer Rahimi. “We’ve followed him for the past six months, and we’re hopeful his leadership and skill set will help lift the team in the second half of the season.”
The 6-foot-2 guard helped guide Correcaminos de Colon to a 2017-18 Panamanian league championship, appearing in 15 games while posting averages of 17.2 points, 5.0 assists (fourth in the league), and 3.7 rebounds in 33.2 minutes. He has played professionally in the top divisions in Argentina, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and Panama.
A native of Alpharetta, Georgia, Gaskins played collegiately at Ole Miss alongside current Maccabi Hunter Haifa teammates Reggie Buckner and Zach Graham from 2009-11. Gaskins holds both American and Panamanian citizenship.