Levallois Metropolitans have announced their signing of guard Maalik Wayns to replace the injured Jaren Johnson. Wayns joins the French side from Italy, where he spent the first half of the 2018-2019 season with De'Longhi Treviso in the Lega Basket SerieA2. The former Villanova star averaged 11.5 points and 3.5 assists per game in a starting role for Treviso, his best numbers since suiting up for Maccabi Rishon LeZion in Israel during the 2016-2017 season.
After starting his career in the United States playing for various NBA and NBA G League teams, Wayns went abroad in 2015 and has played in Italy, Russia, Israel and Spain so far in his career, with Levallois being the first time he plays in France. He joins a Levallois team tha is currently in the middle-of-the-pack in the LNB Pro A standings with a 10-9 record, though they sit only one game back from four-way tie for fifth place in the standings.