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Haifa re-signs Alex Chubrevich for Two Seasons
The 7-foot center returns to Haifa with multiyear contract
Maccabi Bazan Haifa, the 2013-14 Israeli League runner-up, announced today that the team has re-signed center Alex Chubrevich for two seasons. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“I love playing for Maccabi Haifa and I’m excited to begin working with coach Rami Hadar,” said Chubrevich. “I’m ready to make an impact this season and help our team continue to win ball games.”
“We’re proud to have Alex continue with Maccabi Haifa as he’ll have the opportunity to utilize his talent as a premier player on this squad,” said Maccabi Bazan Haifa owner Jeff Rosen.
“Alex has become like a family member of Maccabi Haifa,” said Maccabi Bazan Haifa head coach Rami Hadar. “Knowing Alex’s skill set and personality, this year we look to have him have a his break out season.”
Chubrevich, 27, appeared in 24 Israeli League regular season games (7 starts) and averaged 3.6 points and 2.3 rebounds in 10.3 minutes. On March 2 against Hapoel Tel Aviv, Chubrevich recorded career highs in VAL (17) and points scored (12) on 6-of-6 from the field and tied a career high with 9 rebounds in 19 minutes of action.
During Haifa’s championship season in 2012-13, Chubrevich played in 19 games and averaged 2.6 points and 1.2 rebound in 7 minutes in 19 games. In the playoff quarterfinals against Gilboa Galil, Chubrevich was an X-factor, averaging 5.7 points in 10.3 minutes.
As a member of Knet Rioja Clavijo in Spain’s second division in 2011-12, Chubrevich appeared in 9 games, posting averages of 3.8 points and 4.8 rebounds in 12.1 minutes per game, before returning to Israel to play for both Ironi Ramat Gan in the second division and Barak Netanya in the Super League.
The 7-foot center was named to the 2010-11 Spanish LEB-Silver All-Bosman’s team in Spain’s third division for CB Illescas Urban CLM, appearing in 28 games, tallying 10.6 points and 8.4 rebounds (3rd in the league) in 23.2 minutes per game. Prior to his 2010-11 season in Spain, Chubrevich played three seasons in Israel’s second division from 2007-10 with a short stint with Gilboa Galil in the Super league at the start of the 2008-09 season.