Third import player joins league leaders
BOV Men’s Division One leaders Mellieha Libertas announced their third import player signing for the signing on Wednesday, confirming earlier reports of a new addition over the winter break.
The 6’7 forward was registered with the Malta Basketball Association (MBA) during the transfer window but is said to be arriving this week to join coach Ian Terribile and co. for the business end of the regular season.
“Welcome to Mellieha Alex Peacock. The 6’7 former Texas State University has had various experiences in Europe: Cyprus, Portugal, and Lebanon. Now he will join our Senior team to continue his experience in Europe” a club statement read.
The Illinois native joins the Northerners after his latest stint in Lebanon with Liders in the second division. There he played 25 games last season averaging 36.6 minutes on court. He was the team’s second-best scorer, averaging 16.1 points per game with his strong point being close-range scoring with 61% from inside the paint while shooting 69.1% from the freethrow line.
On defence, Peacock most recently averaged 7.5 rebounds and a block each game on a team that finished in sixth place with a 10-12 record. In the postseason, Liders finished fourth.
The former Texas State player had been a starter in his final year in college before heading to Cyprus to play for APOEL BC for his rookie season as a professional player. He then moved to Portugal, joining Vitoria SC, and eventually Gurjaani in Georgia.
Now he joins a Mellieha side which has continued its momentum from the past season where they finished second after losing to Starlites in the playoff finals.
They lead the standings with a 9-1 record so far and this new signing will be an added bonus to Terribile as Peacock shifts into the power forward/centre position in tandem with top scorer Tedrick Wolfe.
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