The dynamic guard returns to Israel to fortify the Greens’ roster Maccabi Bazan Haifa, the 2013-14 Israeli Basketball Super League runner-up, announced today they have signed guard signed Demontez Stitt for the 2014-15 season. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Demontez Stitt is a very skilled, consistent and hard-nosed player, who solidifies our Maccabi Haifa team,” said Maccabi Bazan Haifa owner Jeff Rosen.“Demontez is a tough and intense player, who is progressing constantly throughout his career,” said Maccabi Bazan Haifa head coach Rami Hadar. “I’m sure that he will blend in and contribute to the team.”
Stitt, 25, appeared in 41 games in Belgium’s top division for Belfius Mons-Hainaut last season and averaged 14.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.4 steals while shooting 33.3 percent (48-of-144) from beyond the arc in 25.1 minutes per game. In 10 Eurocup games, Stitt tallied 9.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.4 steals in 27.5 minutes of action.
The 6-foot-2, 198-pound guard spent two seasons in Israel with Hapoel Tel Aviv from 2011-13. Stitt helped guide Hapoel Tel Aviv to an Israeli Second Division championship during the 2011-12 season, appearing in 34 games and posted averages of 13.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.2 steals while shooting 34.5 percent from three-point land in 33.0 minutes per game. In his second season with Hapoel Tel Aviv in the Super League, Stitt appeared in 26 regular season games (25 starts), registering 14.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in 33.8 minutes. In three playoff games against Maccabi Tel Aviv, Stitt averaged 12.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 4.0 assists in 32.7 minutes.
A native of Matthews, North Carolina, Stitt played four seasons at Clemson University from 2007-2011, concluding his career his career with 1,365 points, tied for 14th in Clemson history. He is sixth in school history with 419 assists and ninth with 164 steals. Stitt is also among the top 10 in the Clemson record books in free throws made (344) and minutes played (3,513).