The first Washington Wizards player to head overseas during the NBA lockout is probably not who you expected. Trevor Booker, a forward who just finished his rookie season, will sign with Bnei Hasharon in Israel, according to a report by David Pick of Eurobasket.com. Booker's agent confirmed the news to Michael Lee of the Washington Post.
The contract will have a clause that would allow Booker to return to the NBA as soon as the lockout ends, which is standard among all NBA players under contract who go overseas. Booker is the second NBA player to head to Israel, joining Jordan Farmar of the New Jersey Nets, who signed with Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Booker impressed in limited action for the Wizards last season before breaking his foot at the end of the year. He switched between small forward and power forward, providing efficiency, energy, defense and offensive rebounding.
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