Wizards swingman Trevor Booker is heading overseas. Booker has signed a one-year deal to play with Bnei HaSharon, a team with the Israeli Basketball League.
The deal gives Booker an opt-out clause when the NBA lockout ends that will allow him to leave Bnei HaSharon and return to play for the Wizards, if and when there is an NBA season in 2011-12.
Booker missed the final month of his rookie season with the Wizards after breaking a bone in his right foot. Booker, described by Wizards head coach Flip Saunders as one of his “junkyard dogs”, was establishing himself as a defensive presence with the Wizards, and posted averages of 5.8 points and 3.9 rebounds per game.