Aleksander Czyz, known in USA as "Olek", was born in Poland but from his early teens lived Stateside where he played some great basketball at NCAA level, including two years at fellow Polish-American Mike Krzyzewski's Duke University. He has played for several Polish national youth sides, but is yet to step up to the Polish senior team, despite being on the radar of NBA teams for some time. Last year injury robbed him from the opportunity but finally he is ready to contribute. He will be welcomed warmly as he is well known by coach Taylor from their time in the D-League and he has become familiar to Polish fans by playing PGE Turow Zgorzelec last season. Czyz is an explosive scorer and rebounder, a little bit of a tweener between the ‘3' and ‘4' positions, but he can help a team in various ways which is always welcomed by coach Taylor.