NBA League: Egyptian Abdel Nader joins Boston Celtics

he was 2016-17 NBA G League Rookie of the Year

BOSTON CELTICS SIGN EGYPTIAN-BORNABDEL NADER Celtics sign 2016-17 NBA G League Rookie of the Year, waive Demetrius Jackson DUBAI (UAE), Jul. 17, 2017 –

DUBAI 19 July 2017: The Boston Celtics have announced they have signed the Egyptian-born rookie forward Abdel Nader.

Born in Alexandria, Egypt, Nader (6-6, 230 lbs.) became the first internationally-born player to be named Rookie of the Year in the G League. He becomes the first Egyptian to play for the Celtics since Alaa Abdelnaby.

The 2016-17 G League All-Star scored at least 30 points in five contests, including a 32-point, 10-rebound, 8-assist game against the Long Island Nets on Jan. 6.

Nader, the reigning 2016-17 NBA G League Rookie of the Year, averaged a team-high 21.3 points (44.7% FG, 34.9% 3-PT, 79.4% FT), 6.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.00 steal, 0.83 blocked shots and 33.5 minutes over 40 games with the Maine Red Claws in his first professional season.

The 23-year-old was originally selected by Boston in the second round (58th overall) of the 2016 NBA Draft. The Celtics also announced they have waived guard Demetrius Jackson.

By Angel Chan

Dubai Gazette