Kane with Maccabi Tel Aviv in March 2018
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|Born||June 10, 1989|
|Nationality||American / Hungarian|
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||Schenley (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)|
The Patterson School
(Lenoir, North Carolina)
|NBA draft||2014 / Undrafted|
|2017||Real Betis Energía Plus|
|2017–2019||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|Career highlights and awards|
DeAndre Kane (born June 10, 1989) is an American-Hungarian professional basketball player who last played for Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Israeli Premier League and the EuroLeague. He played college basketball at Marshall University and Iowa State University before playing professionally in Russia, Belgium, Germany, Israel and Spain.
A 6'5" shooting guard from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Kane spent his first three collegiate seasons at Marshall University. After sitting out the 2009–10 season as a partial academic qualifier, Kane was named the Conference USA Freshman of the Year in 2010–11 after averaging 15.1 points and 3.4 assists per game. For the next two years, Kane was named to the All-conference second team. In 2011-12, he helped the Herd to the championship game in Conference USA, including setting a record of 40 points scored in a second-round, triple-overtime win over Tulsa, before the Herd fell to the Memphis Tigers at the FedEx Forum in Memphis under Coach Tom Herrion.
After graduating from Marshall, he was immediately eligible to play as a transfer at Iowa State. Kane was named to the midseason Wooden Award top 25 watch list for National Player of the Year. On February 13, he was named one of the 30 finalists for Naismith College Player of the Year. The Sporting News named him a third team All-American.
Despite impressive workouts and a solid college career, Kane went undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft. In July 2014, he joined the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2014 NBA Summer League. On September 11, 2014, he signed with Krasny Oktyabr of Russia for the 2014–15 season. On November 5, 2014, he was released by Krasny Oktyabr after appearing in just six games. On November 17, 2014, he signed with Antwerp Giants of Belgium for the rest of the season.
In July 2015, Kane joined the Atlanta Hawks for the 2015 NBA Summer League. On July 30, he signed with ratiopharm Ulm of Germany for the 2015–16 season. On December 8, he parted ways with Ulm after appearing in eleven league games and eight EuroCup games. On January 2, 2016, he signed with the Israeli club Hapoel Eilat for the rest of the season.
On July 26, 2016, Kane signed with Russian club Nizhny Novgorod for the 2016–17 season. On January 4, 2017, Kane recorded a career-high 31 points, shooting 13-of-16 from the field, along with nine rebounds and two assists in a 113–105 win over Zenit Saint Petersburg. On March 3, 2017, he parted ways with Nizhny. The next day, he signed with Spanish club Real Betis Energía Plus for the rest of the 2016–17 ACB season.
On July 24, 2017, Kane signed with Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv for the 2017–18 season. On March 22, 2018, Kane recorded a season-high 19 points, shooting 7-of-9 from the field, along with nine rebounds, five assists, and three steals in a 75–76 loss to Panathinaikos. Kane went on to win the 2017 Israeli League Cup and the 2018 Israeli League Championship titles with Maccabi.
On July 8, 2018, Kane signed a one-year contract extension with Maccabi. Kane won the 2019 Israeli League Championship with Maccabi, winning his second straight Israeli League title in the process.
The Basketball Tournament
Kane has been a member of Overseas Elite since 2016, a professional team competing in The Basketball Tournament (TBT), a winner-take-all single-elimination tournament. In TBT 2016, Kane averaged 9.2 PPG and 4.0 RPG as Overseas Elite took home the $2 million prize. In TBT 2017, Kane averaged 9.3 PPG and 3.3 RPG as Overseas Elite successfully defended their title, defeating Team Challenge ALS in the championship game, 86–83. In TBT 2018, Kane averaged 6.0 PPG and 3.3 RPG on 54 percent shooting. Overseas Elite reached the championship game and defeated Eberlein Drive, 70–58, again claiming the $2 million prize. In TBT 2019, Kane and Overseas Elite advanced to the semifinals where they suffered their first-ever defeat, losing to Carmen's Crew, 71–66.
On June 1, 2017, Kane became a Hungarian dual citizen.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||PIR||Performance Index Rating|
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
- Winn, Luke (February 5, 2014). "Iowa State's DeAndre Kane making the most of his second chance". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
- "DeAndre Kane of Iowa State named to Wooden Award list". Des Moines Register. January 22, 2014. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
- "2013-14 Men's Naismith Trophy Midseason 30". Naismith Awards. February 13, 2014. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 14, 2014.
- "Sporting News' college basketball All-Americans for 2013-14". SportingNews.com. March 10, 2014. Archived from the original on March 10, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2014.
- "Lakers Announce 2014 Summer League Invitees and Schedule". NBA.com. September 19, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
- "Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd picks up rookie guard Kane". Eurocupbasketball.com. September 11, 2014. Retrieved September 19, 2014.
- "DeAndre Kane released by Krasny Oktyabr". Sportando.com. November 5, 2014. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
- "Antwerp Giants land DeAndre Kane". Sportando.com. November 17, 2014. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
- Hawks, DeAndre Kane Commit To Summer League, Plan To Discuss Possible Deal In July
- "Edy Tavares, Mike Muscala Headline Hawks' Summer League Roster". NBA.com. July 6, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
- "ratiopharm Ulm inks playmaker Kane". Eurocupbasketball.com. July 30, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
- "Kane left Ratiopharm". Eurobasket.com. December 9, 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
- "Hapoel Eilat announces DeAndre Kane". Sportando.com. January 2, 2016. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
- "DeAndre Kane moves to Nizhny Novgorod". Sportando.com. July 26, 2016. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
- "Nizhny Novgorod vs. Zenit St Petersburg - Game". eurocupbasketball.com. January 4, 2017. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
- "Nizhny Novgorod and DeAndre Kane agreed to terminate the contract". Sportando.com. March 3, 2017. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
- "Real Betis Energia Plus land DeAndre Kane and Aleksandar Marelja". Sportando.com. March 4, 2017. Retrieved March 4, 2017.
- "Maccabi adds Kane in backcourt". EuroLeague.net. July 24, 2017. Retrieved July 24, 2016.
- "Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens - Game". EuroLeague.net. March 22, 2018. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
- "Maccabi adds Kane in backcourt". EuroLeague.net. July 8, 2018. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
- "#1 Carmen's Crew 71, #1 Overseas Elite 66". thetournament.com. August 4, 2019. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
- Zoltan, Fazekas (June 1, 2017). "Férfi kosár: "Óriási lehetőség, hogy válogatott lehetek"". Nemzeti Sport (in Hungarian). Retrieved June 2, 2017.