Alexander Tyus (Israel)
Born : 08.01.1988
Place of birth: TX
Team 2012-13: Foxtown Cantu (Italy-LEGA)
Career: Florida Gators (USA-NCAA, 2007-11); Maccabi Ashdod (Israel-BSL, 2011-12); Cantu (Italy-Lega, 2012-13)
In his first EuroBasket experience Alex Tyus wants to set his mark as quickly as he has in his club career to date. Alex converted to Judaism during his time in college with the Florida Gators. Having the Israeli league as his first stop in his professional career was only natural and his process to become a citizen of the country was easily completed. In one year he left a great impression with his great athleticism, toughness and energy. It was enough to buy him a spot with Cantu in the Italian league and the Euroleague. One more season of improvement and following his time here in Slovenia, Alex will join the great European powerhouse Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv where he signed a long-term deal earlier this summer. Team Israel, often lacking depth on the inside positions, will embrace the unexpected gift in the services of Tyus.