German champion FC Bayern Munich addressed injuries to its backcourt by signing perhaps the premier free agent guard available in European basketball, Bo McCalebb, on Wednesday.
The 2012 Euroleague Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy Winner, McCalebb (1.83 meters, 29 years old) played last season for Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul, averaging 11.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 24 Euroleague games.
McCalebb has played five Euroleague seasons for three different teams: Partizan Belgrade, Montepaschi Siena and Fenerbahce Ulker. He led Partizan to the 2010 Euroleague Final Four and repeated that achievement with Siena the following season. He was among the Euroleague’s leaders in scoring (fourth, 1,341 points) and steals (second, 170) over the past five seasons. In Munich, he fills a void created when starting point guard Anton Gavel was lost to injury.
McCalebb is a two-time All-Euroleague Second Team selection. He played college basketball at the University of New Orleans and made his professional debut with Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi of Turkey in the 2008-09 season.
The following year, McCalebb joined Partizan mt:s and led the club to its finest season in almost two decades. McCalebb averaged 13.4 points, 3.4 assists and 2 steals in 22 games in leading Partizan to its first Final Four appearance since 1998. He also helped Partizan to win the Serbian League, Serbian Cup and Adriatic League titles in 2010 before joining Montepaschi.
In his two years in Siena, McCalebb won back-to-back Italian League, Italian Cup and Italian Supercup titles. He joined Fenerbahce in 2012 for two seasons, adding a Turkish Cup and a Turkish League title to his collection.