The recent champion point guard for French Champion Sluc Nancy Willie Deane signed a one year deal with BC Odessa in the Ukraine.

Deane who holds a Bulgarian passport after winning three Bulgarian championships over the years averaged 10.6 points per game, 4.3 assists and 2.3 rebounds during the French regular season.

Deane increased his scoring numbers during the Eurochallenge season to 14.7 points per game, 2.7 assists and 1.8 rebounds. This will be Deane’s first stint in the Ukraine after starring in Bulgaria, Turkey, Russia, France and Italy.