Former UCSB basketball star Max Heidegger has signed a three-year contract with international basketball power Maccabi Tel Aviv, the Israeli club announced Monday.
Heidegger, a two-time First Team All-Big West selection, averaged 16 points as a senior and finished his UCSB career with 1,347 career points, the 15th most in the program history.
He joins a team that is the defending champion in the Israeli Premier League and is also a member of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague.
“This is a great opportunity for me and I’m really excited for it,” Heidegger said. “Outside of the NBA, Maccabi Tel Aviv is one of the best teams in the world.”
As a sophomore in 2017-18, Heidegger was named All-Region and Mid-Major All-American, after helping UCSB tie a school record with 23 wins.
“Max is one of the most talented players that I have ever coached,” said UCSB coach Joe Pasternack. “I have no doubt that he will be a major contributor to the best team in Israel and one of the best in the EuroLeague. I’m very excited to see what he will accomplish on the professional level.”
The EuroLeague is scheduled to tip off in 10 days.