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Author Topic: MU Alumni playing in European and Foreign Leagues Thread  (Read 35853 times)

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MU Alumni playing in European and Foreign Leagues Thread
« on: December 10, 2020, 08:55:37 AM »
Andrew Rowsey left his team in Germany. He was signed as an injury replacement and the injured player returned . Rowsey had a very good G League season last year, so it would not be surprising if he came back to play in the proposed G League bubble. 

https://sportando.basketball/en/andrew-rowsey-giessen-46ers-part-ways/

Dwight Buycks left his French team is purportedly seeking an NBA two way contract  per this article

https://www.hoopsrumors.com/2020/11/and-ones-buycks-hannahs-belinelli-deck.html

Jamil Wilson having a solid season with Rome in the Italian  A League. It appears that Jamil has learned how to play well in Italy over the years.

https://basketball.eurobasket.com/team/Italy/Acea-Virtus-Roma/84?Page=3

DJO and Luke Fischer both starting and doing well for Orleans in the French A League. Both of these guys have carved out very good niches in Europe.

https://basketball.eurobasket.com/team/France/Entente-Orleans-45/2358

Davante continues to dominate and very popular in Japan. His team is leading their Conference. 
https://basketball.asia-basket.com/team/Japan/SeaHorses-Mikawa/2399

Dominic James has no current team listed. However here is a very interesting article on his family .

https://bvmsports.com/2020/07/01/dominic-james-wright-and-family-make-it-back-to-the-u-s/
« Last Edit: December 21, 2020, 11:27:28 PM by Trump Loves The Big East »

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Re: MU European and Foreign Player Thread
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2020, 01:08:25 PM »
This is great stuff!  Thanks.  Love that Davante's team is the Sea-horses!
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Re: MU European and Foreign Player Thread
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2020, 02:15:01 PM »
And, the Big Sheesh is averaging 20.5 ppg.

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Re: MU European and Foreign Player Thread
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2020, 05:32:29 PM »
This is great stuff!  Thanks.  Love that Davante's team is the Sea-horses!

You want to talk about finding a place in the international game, Davante is a B League SUPERSTAR. He’s led the B League in scoring the last 3 seasons. First team selection the last 2 seasons and second team the season before. He was POY in the league last year. 

One of the homegrown Japanese stars resigned last year for a deal that was close to $1MM annually. And Nick Fazekas, another American who found a place as a star in the B League, gave an interview not long ago saying that coming back to the NBA on a minimum or a lot of places in Europe would be a pay cut, so safe to say DG is probably safely over that $500K mark in a league where he is beloved, likely has plenty of sponsorship/marketing opportunities, and could continue to play for another decade

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Re: MU European and Foreign Player Thread
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2020, 05:40:37 PM »

Dominic James has no current team listed. However here is a very interesting article on his family .

https://bvmsports.com/2020/07/01/dominic-james-wright-and-family-make-it-back-to-the-u-s/

Fun fact, the ambassador to the UAE who is pictured in that article and helped DJ and Co make it home...is an MU alum. Couldn’t have hurt in assisting him  8-)

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Re: MU European and Foreign Player Thread
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2020, 05:45:12 PM »
Good stuff - thanks Trump!

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Re: MU European and Foreign Player Thread
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2020, 06:43:55 PM »
Jamils Italian team went broke so he is now in the top Israel League

https://www.latestbasketballnews.com/jamil-wilson-from-roma-to-hapoel-jerusalem/

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Re: MU European and Foreign Player Thread
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2020, 08:38:15 PM »
I thought this was going to be a thread dedicated to Olouma Nnamaka, Junior Cadougan, Harry Froling, and Niv Berkowitz.
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Re: MU European and Foreign Player Thread
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2020, 08:56:10 PM »
I thought this was going to be a thread dedicated to Olouma Nnamaka, Junior Cadougan, Harry Froling, and Niv Berkowitz.

Do they still give out the Olouma Nnamaka award for consistency?

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Re: MU European and Foreign Player Thread
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2020, 09:12:12 PM »
You want to talk about finding a place in the international game, Davante is a B League SUPERSTAR. He’s led the B League in scoring the last 3 seasons. First team selection the last 2 seasons and second team the season before. He was POY in the league last year. 

One of the homegrown Japanese stars resigned last year for a deal that was close to $1MM annually. And Nick Fazekas, another American who found a place as a star in the B League, gave an interview not long ago saying that coming back to the NBA on a minimum or a lot of places in Europe would be a pay cut, so safe to say DG is probably safely over that $500K mark in a league where he is beloved, likely has plenty of sponsorship/marketing opportunities, and could continue to play for another decade

So what you’re saying is Davante is big in Japan?

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Re: MU European and Foreign Player Thread
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2020, 10:38:08 PM »
I thought this was going to be a thread dedicated to Olouma Nnamaka, Junior Cadougan, Harry Froling, and Niv Berkowitz.

No love for Cubillian Koby Mcmorrow or Mbao?
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Re: MU European and Foreign Player Thread
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2020, 10:42:43 PM »
No love for Cubillian Koby Mcmorrow or Mbao?

Forgot about Cubi and his little shoulder shimmy. Koby still here, don’t remember the other two.

I could go back to sone of our mid 90’s legends too: Joseph, Abraham, and Shaw
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« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2020, 10:46:33 PM »
Forgot about Cubi and his little shoulder shimmy. Koby still here, don’t remember the other two.

I could go back to sone of our mid 90’s legends too: Joseph, Abraham, and Shaw

Mcmorrow was a 7 footer from Canada on the 2010 team deemed ineligible to play due to knee issues and so he played at a D2 school. Mbao was also a 7 footer from Senegal on the 2010 team who was so hilariously bad in his few minutes it was comical.

Ike could also be on there for honorable mention but he's like Koby in that he's still here.
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Re: MU Alumni playing in European and Foreign Leagues Thread
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2020, 11:33:36 PM »
After 4 solid years in Denmark, Derrick Wilson is now in the Turkish League. He has had a very good career and is in top form  so far in the first 8 games. Delighted to see Derrick doing well.

https://www.eurobasket.com/Turkey/news/635513/Sigortam.net-ITU-Basket-Istanbul-tabs-Derrick-Wilson

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Re: MU European and Foreign Player Thread
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2020, 06:37:22 AM »
Mcmorrow was a 7 footer from Canada on the 2010 team deemed ineligible to play due to knee issues and so he played at a D2 school. Mbao was also a 7 footer from Senegal on the 2010 team who was so hilariously bad in his few minutes it was comical.

Ike could also be on there for honorable mention but he's like Koby in that he's still here.

McMorrow had a heart condition. He played at Tennessee Tech after transferring.
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Re: MU Alumni playing in European and Foreign Leagues Thread
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2020, 06:39:31 AM »
McMorrow had a heart condition. He played at Tennessee Tech after transferring.

Which is a D1 school.
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Re: MU European and Foreign Player Thread
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2020, 06:57:20 AM »
Forgot about Cubi and his little shoulder shimmy. Koby still here, don’t remember the other two.

I could go back to sone of our mid 90’s legends too: Joseph, Abraham, and Shaw

Faisal Abraham- one of my all time MU favorites.  Strong rebounder and paint defender. He was a man underneath.  A really nice and humble guy too.  Remember seeing him often at Water St establishments, one in particular that I can’t recall the name anymore.

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Re: MU European and Foreign Player Thread
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2020, 08:01:40 AM »
McMorrow had a heart condition. He played at Tennessee Tech after transferring.

My bad thought it was knees knew it was TN Tech thought that was d2
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Re: MU Alumni playing in European and Foreign Leagues Thread
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2020, 08:20:36 AM »
Agreed on Faisal Abraham. My favorite FA story. At MU - UL game at BC in '97 when FA is fouled and goes to the line. Buddy who's a UL fan asks me how good a FT shooter he is. My comment - 1 out of 2 is a bonus. He did bank one in and missed the 2nd one badly. But a fantastic defender, shot blocker, rebounder and enforcer.
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« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2020, 12:32:04 PM »
Faisal Abraham- one of my all time MU favorites.  Strong rebounder and paint defender. He was a man underneath.  A really nice and humble guy too.  Remember seeing him often at Water St establishments, one in particular that I can’t recall the name anymore.

He'd come down to the Rec Center and play pick-up. Running into him on a screen was like running into a brick wall. He's still one of MU's all-time shot block leaders.
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Re: MU Alumni playing in European and Foreign Leagues Thread
« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2021, 07:59:24 PM »
Congratulations to Sacar signing with a team in the top German League

https://mobile.twitter.com/mikebroeker/status/1412893096451379205

Also congrats to Swaggy Du signing with Yoast United in the Netherlands League


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Re: MU Alumni playing in European and Foreign Leagues Thread
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2021, 09:06:31 PM »
Vander leading the Mexican League in Scoring

https://basketball.realgm.com/international/league/76/Mexican-LNBP
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Re: MU European and Foreign Player Thread
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2021, 09:16:26 PM »
He'd come down to the Rec Center and play pick-up. Running into him on a screen was like running into a brick wall. He's still one of MU's all-time shot block leaders.

Faisal certainly didn't skip arm day.


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Re: MU Alumni playing in European and Foreign Leagues Thread
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2021, 09:20:51 PM »
Burton is older than I thought.

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