Spanish-language website Cope.es is today reporting that CB Murcia officials will be pulling out all stops in order to sign US citizen/Team Macedonia big man Jeremiah Massey, who was released from his contracted with Real Madrid after spending much of the season off the Spanish team’s roster altogether.
One of the factors for Murcia not having already signed the Euroleague’s “Most Spectacular Player” for 2007 is apparently an enticing offer from Zalgiris Kaunas. Zalgiris has been rumored to be coveting Massey since at least week and/or the recent injury to Travis Watson. Murcia GM Paco Guillem has promised to officially welcome Massey to his team “within hours” of the reportage today.
Massey was the highest scorer for Kansas State University in the 2000s and was a member of dozens of KSU Wildcats all-decade teams. Regardless, Massey went undrafted by the NBA in 2005 and so immediately jumped to Greece, becoming ESAKE’s top rebounder for 2005-06 with Gymastikos S. Larissas. Though signed with Aris through 2009, that club sold his contract to Real Madrid in 2008.