The Telekom Baskets Bonn from the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) lose their best man. Parker Jackson-Cartwright, most valuable player (MVP) in the main round last season, will not renew his contract.
The Rhinelanders announced this on Monday. “PJC has become dear to many people both inside and outside the club not only because of its achievements. But the economic laws in professional sport are as they are,” said Baskets President Wolfgang Wiedlich.
Jackson-Cartwright first Bonn MVP in BBL history
The departure should therefore not be regarded as “business as usual”. Jackson-Cartwright (26), the first Bonn MVP in BBL history, had led the team to the playoff semi-finals. The Baskets narrowly failed in the “Best of Five” series at FC Bayern (2: 3).
In 37 games, the agile point guard averaged 20.4 points and 7.0 assists. Nothing has been announced about his new club.
In addition to Jackson-Cartwright, Lypowy is also leaving Bonn
Coach Tuomas Iisalo is not surprised that he has to let his best player go after just one season: “Parker’s combination of speed, skill and personal drive caused nightmares in opposing teams from day one. Of course, his MVP performance in basketball remained – World not undiscovered, and we as a club can be very proud of that.”
In addition to the American, the Ukrainian international Alexander Lypowy will also leave Bonn. Lypowy (30) is returning to Ukrainian club BC Prometey, who are due to play in the Latvian-Estonian league due to the war and are expected to play their home games in Riga.