Bonzie Colson, who joined Maccabi in 2022, is a strong and explosive forward who has confidence in his shot. He brings toughness on defense, works hard to grab the boards, and is good at spotting the open man. In the previous season he showed good range with 39.4% from beyond the arc, while also bringing energies and fighting spirit to the court.
Bonzie Alexander Colson II Was born in Washington, DC on January 12th, 1996. He started his career playing at the interior positions, facing taller players, but he still managed to stand out. So much so that he was offered a scholarship by Notre Dame, where he improved on his perimeter skills on offense. In his Senior year in college, Colson managed impressive averages of 19.7 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.
Bonzie went undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft, but played for the Cavaliers' G-League affiliate, the Canton Charge. In January 2019 he was signed by Milwaukee and played 12 games with the Bucks. Later that year, he moved to Turkey and played a successful season with Darussafaka, scoring 12.2 points and grabbing 5 rebounds per game.
The next season, Colson joined Strasbourg in France, where he posted 18.4 points, 5.1 rebounds ands 2.1 assists in the local league. He outdid himself in FIBA Champions League, claiming the scoring title and MVP honors with averages of 18.2 points and 6.2 rebound per game, while leading his team to the semis.
In 2021, he went back to Turkey and signed for Pinar Karsiyaka. This time, Colson scored 14.2 PPG in the FIBA Champions League play, and excelled in the Turkish league by reaching 16.9 points, 7 rebounds and 39.4% from deep.