Shawn James joins Maccabi Tel Aviv

Maccabi Tel Aviv continues the tradition of signing players that prove themselves in other Israeli teams. Shawn James became the latest addition of the Euroleague finalists.

James, 27, signed a ‘1+1’ deal with the Yellows, according to sport5.co.il. The club will have the option to extend the contract in 2012.

It is reported that the player will earn $350k next season. His wage would get increased to $400k in case Maccabi uses the option to keep him for one more year. James was getting $145k per season at his current club Bnei Hasharon.

In case of contract termination next summer, James will be compensated with $50k.

James who’s height is 2.08 m plays as center and was signed to improve Maccabi’s frontcourt. He averaged 13.2 points, 11.1 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game in Israeli league this season.