Wizards forward Trevor Booker has signed a contract to play basketball next season with Israel's Bnei HaSharon, his agent, Andy Miller, confirmed on Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but Miller said the deal has an out clause for him to return to the team whenever the lockout is resolved.
Booker, a 6-foot-7, high-energy forward, averaged 5.3 points and 3.9 rebounds during his rookie season in Washington. His season ended in March after he suffered a broken right foot, but he has since recovered.
Booker is the first Wizard to sign abroad in the wake of the lockout.
Fellow second-year player Kevin Seraphin has already expressed a desire to continue his career in France if the labor dispute continues. Seraphin's agent, Bouna Ndiaye, has stated that he would likely return to his first pro team, Cholet Basket.