BC Kalev/Cramo signed Thomas van der Mars31-07-2017


Thomas van der Mars and BC Kalev/Cramo reached an agreement which will bring the Dutch national team player to the reigning champion. 208 cm and 26 year old Thomas van der Mars has played in Alexela basketball league for one-and a half years after joining Rapla two seasons ago.

In his first Estonian season under former Kalev coach Aivar Kuusmaa, van der Mars averaged 30.6 minutes while scoring 14.38 points and grabbing 10.7 rebounds. He managed to get into the Netherlands national team in the same season, thanks to solid play in Rapla.

After signing the contract, van der Mars said that its a big step forward for him while adding: “I’ve heard a lot of good things about BC Kalev/Cramo from other players. I am excited and ready for a new challenge!”

During the last season in Rapla, he showed excellent play averaging 15.4 points in Alexela basketball league and led the league in rebounding with 12.32 rebounds per game which gave him the regular season MVP title.

Head coach Alar Varrak had only good things to say about van der Mars:” Thomas has impressed the coach in the seasons he has played in Estonia. Hopefully he will be able to continue his good game in international leagues and in a stronger competitive environment.”

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