Real Madrid Basketball team have announced the signing of African star Salah Mejri. The Tunisian star returned to the European champions after leaving the club in 2015 for Dallas Mavericks.
The club released an official statement on their website to announce the deal.
“Real Madrid C. F. has reached an agreement with Liaoning Flying Leopards center, Salah Mejri. The deal ties the player to the club until the end of the current season,” the club stated.
“Salah Mejri (15 June 1986, Jendouba, Tunisia) is back at Real Madrid, where he previously spent a spell between 2013 and 2015 before making the move to the NBA, where he turned out for the Dallas Mavericks. The Tunisian, who measures in at 2.17 m, will strengthen the madridistas’ inside play and will complement Tavares in the aerial game.
“The centre is well used to Pablo Laso’s team’s playing style, the ACB and the EuroLeague, where he gained masses of experience during his previous stint at Real Madrid. Mejdri lifted the Copa del Rey and the Super Cup in the 2013/14 season and played his part in an historic 2014/15 campaign, in which the team captured four pieces of silverware: the EuroLeague, the league, the Copa del Rey and the Super Cup.
During his four years in the NBA, he made 204 appearances for the Mavericks, where he last season played alongside Luka Doncic. His career now sees him return to Real Madrid, for whom he made over 100 appearances and where he will be reunited with several former teammates. In the league, he averaged 4.9 points and three rebounds, whilst in the EuroLeague he posted 3.7 points and 2.8 rebounds, producing his best performance against Zalgiris Kaunas with a PIR of 20.
Fine World Cup
In the last World Cup, contested in China and which Spain won, Mejri paced Tunisia in his nation’s five matches and was one of the standout players. He ended the tournament with 16.2 points and 10.2 rebounds per game and finished third in the competition’s rebound charts.
– Etoile du Sahel (2006-2010)
– Port of Antwerp Giants (2010-2012)
– Blusens Monbus (2012-2013)
– Real Madrid (2013-15)
– Dallas Mavericks (2015-19)
– Liaoning Flying Leopards (2019)
– Real Madrid (2019- )
Real Madrid trophy haul
1 EuroLeague (2015)
1 Endesa League (2015)
2 Copas del Rey (2014, 2015)
2 Spanish Super Cups (2014, 2015)
2 Tunisia League (2007 y 2009)
1 Arabic Nations Cup (2009)
1 Afrobasket Gold medal (2011)
2 Afrobasket Bronze medal (2009, 2015)