Thursday, February 18, 2016

Taquan Dean Signs to Play in Iran's Superleague

Former Louisville guard Taquan Dean has signed with Petrochimi Bandar Imam Harbour in Iran's top-level Superleague.

Dean started eh season with Socar Petkim in Turkey's TBL league. In 4 games, he averaged 16.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.

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Petrochimi Bandar Imam Harbour (Superleague) inked 33-year old American guard Taquan Dean (193-90kg-83, college: Louisville, agency: Two Points). He started the season at Socar Petkim in Turkish TBL league. In four games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 5.3rpg and 2.0apg this season. The last summer Dean played at Mahram. In 11 games he was fifth best scorer with remarkable 20.2ppg and had 4.6rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg. He helped them to win the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. A very good season in his career as he was voted to All-Iranian Superleague 1st Team and All-Imports Team. The last (2015) season Dean played at Gipuzkoa (Liga Endesa) in Spanish league. In 26 games he averaged 12.7ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.6apg.

The previous (13-14) season he played at Scandone Avellino (Serie A) in Italian league. In 14 games he averaged 10.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.6apg and 1.0spg in 2013-14 season. In 12-13 season Dean was tested by Aliaga Petkim (TB3L) in Turkish league. In only one game he recorded 9 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists in 2012-13 season. He also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 12.5ppg, 2.0rpg and 3.5apg in 2012-13 season.

In 11-12 season Dean played at Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) in Spanish league. In 7 games he averaged just 2.4ppg in 2011-12 season.

He is a very experienced player. Dean has played also professionally in Greece (Kavala), Russia (Dynamo Moscow), Spain (Laboral Kutxa, Unicaja Malaga and UCAM Murcia) and Italy (Angelico Biella and Novipiu Casale).

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