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Heels Overseas: Marcus Paige  Signs New Two-Year Deal with Serbian Team

Former Tar Heel Marcus Paige signs new two-year deal with Serbian team, Partizan Belgrade.

Marcus Paige has found a new home in Serbia, and it appears the love is returned. 

On May 9, 2020, Marcus Paige signed a new two-year deal to continue his professional basketball career in Serbia. The Partizan Belgrade is his first overseas team, and it seems to be the team for the long haul. 

This will be Paige's second deal with the squad after completing two previous years. Despite having solid numbers in the G-League and NBA, the Iowa native couldn't make anything stick. Paige was the 55th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Brooklyn Nets. The following day, Paige was traded to Utah Jazz, where he was only signed for two months before being acquired by the G-League, Salt Lake City Stars. In 2017, Paige signed a two-way contract with the Charlotte Hornets; with a two-way contract, Paige would split time between the G-League affiliate, Greensboro Swarm, and the Hornets.

In 2018, he became a free agent. 

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During the Summer of 2018, Paige signed his first contract with the Serbian club Partizan Belgrade of the ABA League. Paige has successfully become the ABA League Supercup winner and is a two-time Serbian Cup winner. For the 2019-2020 season, the former Heel averaged 9.9 ppg, 1.9 apg, and 1.5rpg and shooting 46% from the three; The ABA League season was cut short due to COVID-19.

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