The project “Player Of the Day” continues, and this time in focus, Team Forward, number 5 in green, Samuel ‘Samme’ Givens.
Givens signed for the next two years and will play in the green uniform until the end of the 2019/20 season.
D. Birth: 09/08/1989
* Givens, 29, played for Maccabi Ra’anana in the last 3 seasons under the coach Barak Peleg. Last season, he averaged 29.3 league games and averaged 18.3 points, 34.8% to 3, 9.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.6 steals in 32.8 minutes on average.
* Givens, who finished three successful seasons in Ra’anana’s uniform, averaged 18.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.4 shots in an average 34.4 minutes per term.
He also played in the first division in Germany in the uniform of Oliver Wurzburg and the second division in France and the Netherlands.
Records you did not know:
In his first season as a professional, when he played in the second Dutch league, he was chosen by Eurobasket.com for the player of the season. Last season, he was chosen by the same site for the foreign quintet of the national league in Israel.
This is the fourth season that Givens is collaborating with team coach Barak Peleg and team leader Guy Lavie.
From Philadelphia to Haifa:
Gibvens, 29, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, played his college years at Drexel University in the years 2008-2012.
And a few months ago, after signing up with the group, he moved to Haifa.
The team’s coach, Barak Peleg, said: “Givens has played for me for the last three seasons and was the main leader, and he has a high IQ basketball, in addition to being a very talented player.