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Maccabi Tel Aviv's search for the last piece in its 2006/07 roster ended on Tuesday morning with the signing of American forward Noel Felix.
The 25-year-old will join the team next week in Cleveland ahead of Maccabi's exhibition game against the Cavaliers of the NBA.
Felix played for the Seattle SuperSonics in 12 games last season, scoring 1.5 points and grabbing 1.1 rebounds per game.
Felix joins Maccabi as the replacement for Maceo Baston, who left the team for the Indiana Pacers. Like Baston, Felix is a super athlete and will be expected to contribute especially on the defensive side of the court.
Felix played his college basketball at Fresno State averaging 8.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg and 2.5 apg in four seasons.
The 2.06-meter power forward was not selected in the NBA draft and began the 2003/04 season in China, playing for the Shanghai Sharks. Later on in the season, he got his first taste of the CBA, joining the Idaho Stampede.
In the 2004/05 season, Felix played basketball on three continents, beginning the season in Italy, continuing in the Philippines and once again ending the season in the CBA.
Felix began the 2005/06 season with the Sioux Falls SkyForce, which played in the CBA at the time, averaging 15.7 ppg and 7 rpg and also led the league in blocked shots with two a game.
One of the peaks of the forward's career came last summer when he helped the US national team qualify for the FIBA World Championship in Japan.
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