Friday, September 16, 2016

Orlando Mendez-Valdez Signs with Maccabi Haifa

Former Western Kentucky University guard Orlando Mendez-Valdez has signed with Maccabi Haifa in Israel's top-level Winner League.

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Maccabi Hunter Haifa (Winner League) landed 30-year old Mexican international guard Orlando Mendez-Valdez (183-86, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Pro Sports). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Mendez-Valdez played most recently at Pioneros in Mexican LNBP. In 47 games he averaged 12.9ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.9apg and 1.4spg last season. He helped them to win the LNBP title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to All-Mexican LNBP 3rd Team, All-Star Game and All-Domestic Players Team.

The previous (14-15) season Mendez-Valdez played at Halcones UV Xalapa (also in LNBP) where in 34 games he had 11.6ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.1apg and 1.3spg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.


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