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Hapoel Tel Aviv tabs Devaughn Akoon-Purcell - Dec 19, 2018


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Devaughn
Akoon-Purcell
DEVAUGHN AKOON-PURCELL

Hapoel SP Tel-Aviv (Winner League) inked 25-year old American (has also Trinidad and Tobago passport) shooting guard Devaughn Akoon-Purcell (196-93kg-93, college: Illinois State). He started the season at Denver Nuggets in the NBA. But in 7 games he averaged just 1.0ppg this season. The last season Akoon-Purcell played at Bakken (Ligaen) in league. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 29 Ligaen games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.5ppg, 4.9rpg, 3.8apg and 1.6spg. Akoon-Purcell helped them to win the Danish League title and the cup. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Danish Ligaen Guard of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team. Akoon-Purcell also played 18 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got remarkable 18.6ppg, 5.2rpg, 4.3apg and 1.6spg. He contributed to his team making it to the FIBA Europe Cup Semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and Import of the Year. Akoon-Purcell also played 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he was fifth best scorer with high stats: 26.5ppg and got 4.0rpg, 1.0apg and 3.5spg (in top 5).
Among other achievements Akoon-Purcell received Eurobasket.com All-Danish Ligaen Player of the Year award in 2017.
He graduated from Illinois State in 2016 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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