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Jon Scheyer's Fresh Start Overseas Could Come In Spain With Gran Canaria

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The chance to play.

That's what Jon Scheyer is probably looking forward to the most after spending a frustrating rookie season overseas last season with Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv.

The guard out of Duke did more watching and learning than actually spending time on the floor and in the end he bounced back home early, opting instead to focus on the future.

Now after spending the Orlando Summer League with the Philadelphia 76ers, Scheyer is reportedly nearing a deal in Spain with Gran Cranaria's ACB League.

If the deal becomes finalized this week, it will be a much needed second chance at a first impression for Scheyer.
After playing in the 2010 preseason with the Los Angeles Clippers and in the D-League with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Scheyer signed in Israel and really never fit into head coach David Blatt's well-seasoned backcourt.

It simply wasn't the right fit for Scheyer or Maccabi.

Because of his eligibility for Israeli citizenship, there were a number of games early in the season where Scheyer didn't even dress for the game (Israel's rule that teams can play no more than four foreign players on the court at the same time) and after the first 10 games, he only averaged 9.6 minutes per game (1.3 points per game).

On the season, Scheyer averaged 3.0 points, 1.0 rebound and 0.4 assists per game.

Not exactly the numbers that made him a team captain, second team All-America (2010) and left Duke with 2,077 career points.

A fresh start overseas is exactly what Scheyer needs.

Hopefully he will find that this season in Spain.