The Telekom Baskets Bonn lose their best player: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (26), last season’s most valuable professional (MVP) of the main round, will not extend his contract.
“PJC is, so to speak, dear to many people inside and outside the club not only because of his achievements. But the economic laws in professional sport are what they are,” Baskets President Wolfgang Wiedlich is quoted as saying. It would not “correspond to the truth if the impression were created that we regard PJC’s departure as business-as-usual,” Wiedlich continued.
Jackson-Cartwright, first Bonn MVP in BBL history, had led the team to the play-off semi-finals. The Baskets narrowly failed to beat FC Bayern (2:3). In 37 games, the nimble point guard averaged 20.4 points and 7.0 assists.
Besides the US-American, the Ukrainian national player Alexander Lypowy will also leave the Baskets. The 30-year-old will return to the Ukrainian club BC Prometey, which will compete in the Latvian-Estonian league due to the war and is expected to play its home games in Riga.