Turkish power Galatasaray has announced the signing of two new Americans to their roster, Jon Diebler and Alex Tyus.
Diebler, an Ohio State grad, was a second-round pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. After playing his first professional season in Greece, he has played the remainder of his career in Turkey for two teams - Pinar Karsiyaka from 2012-2015, and Anadolu Efes during the 2015-2016 season. The sharpshooter averaged 8.8 points in 33 games played last season.
Tyus started his career in Israel, playing for Maccabi Ashdod in Israel's Winner League during the 2011-2012 season. A naturalized Israeli citizen who is also a member of Israel's national team, he has also played for Pallacanestro Cantu in the Italian League and Maccabi Tel Aviv back in Israel. Tyus played with Diebler last season on Anadolu Efes, putting up 7.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game for the Turkish club.