Wednesday, August 27, 2014

NCAA DIVISION ONE ROOKIES SIGNED OVERSEAS

*Updated 08-31-14


ARGENTINIAN LIGA A
  • Manny Atkins (Georgia State) - Sionista
  • Jon Harris (Cleveland State) - GECR Indalo
  • Daniel Stewart (Rider) - Argentino
AUSTRALIAN NBL
  • Angus Brandt (Oregon State) - Sydney Kings
  • Jahii Carson (Arizona State) - Wollongong Hawks
  • Torrey Craig (USC Upstate) - Cairns Taipans
  • DeAndre Daniels (Connecticut) - Perth Wildcats
  • Corey Maynard (Bryant) - Cairns Taipans
  • Jordan McRae (Tennessee) - Melbourne United
  • Kendrick Perry (Youngstown State) - Sydney Kings
  • Scottie Wilbekin (Florida) - Cairns Taipans
AUSTRALIAN SEABL
  • Nathan Sobey (Wyoming) - Ballarat Miners
  • Anthony White (Mercer) - Geelong Supercats
AUSTRIAN A BUNDESLIGA
  • Rakeem Buckles (Florida International) - Oberwart
  • J.J. Mann (Belmont) - Oberwart
  • TrayVonn Wright (North Dakota State) - Wels
BELARUSIAN PREMIER LEAGUE
  • Reger Dowell (Texas-Arlington) - Tsmoki-Minsk
BELGIAN ETHIAS LEAGUE
  • Garrius Adams (Miami-FL) - Liege
  • Travis Betran (Austin Peay) - Verviers-Pepinster
  • Taylor Braun (North Dakota State) - Aalstar
  • D.J. Covington (VMI) - Brussels
  • Jordan Heath (Canisius) - Kangoeroes
  • Travis McKie (Wake Forest) - Brussels
BRAZILIAN PAULISTA LEAGUE
  • Jamere Dismukes (Chicago State) - Liga Sorocabana
BRITISH BBL
  • Daveon Boardingham (Southern Miss) - Plymouth Raiders
  • Paul Egwuonwu (Montana State) - Glasgow Rocks
  • Allen Payne (Auburn) - Sheffield Sharks
  • Jon Puk (Albany) - Durham Wildcats
  • Mathias Seilund (Fairleigh Dickinson) - Bristol Flyers
  • Neil Watson (Southern Miss) - Leicester Riders
BULGARIAN NBL
  • Ian Chiles (Morgan State) - Rilski
  • Stojan Gjuroski (Louisiana Tech) - Levski Sofia
  • Julian Norfleet (Mount Saint Mary's) - Rilski
CANADIAN NBL
  • Naofall Folahan (Wagner) - Saint John Mill Rats
  • DaVon Haynes (Arkansas-Pine Bluff) - The Island Storm
  • Matt Hunter (Central Connecticut State) - Moncton Miracles
COLOMBIAN LIGA DIRECT TV
  • Kammeon Holsey (Georgia Tech) - Guerreros
  • Orlando Parker (Wagner) - Tayrones
  • Ryan Sypkens (UC Davis) - Aguilas
CYPRIOT DIVISION A
  • Tyree Duren (LaSalle) - AEK Larnaca
  • Jared Oldham (Buffalo) - Etha
  • Matt Ross (Chicago State) - Etha
CZECH REPUBLIC NBL
  • Ryley Beaumont (Elon) - BK Ostrava
  • Brison White (Northwestern State) - BK Lions Hradec
DANISH LIGAEN
  • Eric McAlister (Stony Brook) - Naestved
  • Baye Moussa Keita (Syracuse) - Horsens
  • Jyles Smith (Savannah State) - Copenhagen
DOMINICAN LNB
  • Luis Jacobo (IPFW) - Leones
DUTCH EREDIVISIE
  • Brandyn Curry (Harvard) - Den Bosch
  • Chris Denson (Auburn) - Den Bosch
  • Will Felder (Miami-OH) - ZZ Leiden
  • Grant Gibbs (Creighton) - Zwolle
  • Miles Jackson-Cartwright (Pennsylvania) - Aris Leeuwarden
  • Marquise Simmons (St. Bonaventure) - Aris Leeuwarden
  • Floris Versteegh (Cal State Fullerton) - ZZ Leiden
  • Ryan Watkins (Boise State) - Aris Leeuwarden
FINNISH 1ST DIVISION
  • Adrien Coleman (Bethune-Cookman) - Korihait
  • Brett Roseboro (UMBC) - FoKoPo
FRENCH PRO A
  • Travis Bader (Oakland) - Asvel Villeurbanne
  • Sam Dower (Gonzaga) - Boulogne
  • Anthony Ireland (Loyola Marymount) - Chalon
FRENCH PRO B
  • Marc-Antoine Bourgault (St. John's) - Lille
  • Glenn Cosey (Eastern Kentucky) - Evreux
  • Austin Hollins (Minnesota) - Denain
  • Zaccheus Mason (Chattanooga) - Hyeres-Toulon
  • Ovie Soko (Duquesne) - Boulazac
  • Gene Teague (Seton Hall) - Evreux
FRENCH NM1
  • Richard Amardi (Oregon) - Vichy
  • Akeem Williams (UMass Lowell) - Charleville
FRENCH NM2
  • Jerry Brown (Santa Clara) - Gries Oberhoffen
  • Alhaji Fullah (Charleston Southern) - Calais
  • Michael Ochereobia (Western Illinois) - Feurs
GEORGIAN SUPERLEAGUE
  • Hayden Humes (Illinois-Chicago) - Rustavi
GERMAN BBL
  • Niels Giffey (Connecticut) - Alba Berlin
  • Stephen Holt (Saint Mary's) - Ludwigsburg
  • Dennis Kramer (San Diego) - Brose Baskets
  • Jermaine Lippert (Detroit Mercy) - Crailsheim
  • Frantz Massenat (Drexel) - Mitteldeutscher
  • Javon McCrea (Buffalo) - Bayreuth
  • Ryan Nicholas (Portland) - Mitteldeutscher
  • Chris Otule (Marquette) - Crailsheim
  • Isaiah Philmore (Xavier) - Ratiopharm
  • Augustine Rubit (South Alabama) - Walter Tigers
  • Martin Seiferth (Eastern Washington) - Alba Berlin
  • Nick Wiggins (Wichita State) -Walter Tigers
  • Tony Wroblicky (American) - Telekom Bonn
GERMAN PRO A
  • Thomas Bronpleh (Boise State) - Finke Baskets
  • Matt Vest (Wright State) - Gotha Rockets
  • Brandon West (Jackson State) - ETB Wohnbau
GERMAN PRO B
  • Pe'Shon Howard (USC) - Weissenhorn
  • Matt Kavanaugh (Dayton) - Iserlohn
  • Jimmy Sherburn (Princeton) - Bochum
GERMAN 1 REGIONALLIGA
  • Pierre Bland (IPFW) - Bernau
GREEK A1
  • Eric Atkins (Notre Dame) - KAOD
  • Brian Fitzpatrick (Bucknell) - Rethymno
  • Matthew Hezekiah (South Carolina State) - Panionios
  • Justin Jackson (Cincinnati) - Nea Kifisia
  • Terone Johnson (Purdue) - KAOD
  • Dejan Kravic (Texas Tech) - Rethymno
  • J.J. Moore (Rutgers) - Rethymno
  • Aaric Murray (Texas Southern) - Panelefsiniakos
  • Rod Odom (Vanderbilt) - KAOD
  • Jake Odum (Indiana State) - PAOK
  • Jarvis Threatt (Delaware) - Panionios
GREEK A2
  • Naji Hibbert (Gardner Webb) - Doxa Lefkadas
HUNGARIAN A DIVISION
  • Cole Darling (Wright State) - ZTE KK
  • Lasan Kromah (Connecticut) - Alba Fehervar
  • Devonta White (Georgia State) - PVSK Pannon
ICELANDIC DOMINOS LEAGUE
  • Titus Rubles (Cincinnati) - Keflavik
ISRAELI BSL
  • Rion Brown (Miami-FL) - Hapoel Tel Aviv
  • Jeronne Maymon (Tennessee) - Hapoel Tel Aviv
ISRAELI NATIONAL LEAGUE
  • Kyle Cain (UNC-Greensboro) - Ramat Hasharon
  • Coty Clarke (Arkansas) - Hapoel Kazrin
  • DeQuan Hicks (Northwestern State) - Elitzur Ramla
  • Leslie McDonald (North Carolina) - Hapoel Kfar Saba
  • Chris Udofia (Denver) - Elitzur Yavne
ITALIAN SERIE A
  • Isaiah Armwood (George Washington) - Trento
  • James Bell (Villanova) - Cremona
  • Cameron Clark (Oklahoma) - Cremona
  • Amedeo Della Valle (Ohio State) - Reggio Emilia
  • Fuquan Edwin (Seton Hall) - Pistoia
  • Melvin Ejim (Iowa State) - Virtus Roma
  • Langston Hall (Mercer) - Pistoia
  • Wally Judge (Rutgers) - Pesaro
  • Jordan Morgan (Michigan) - Virtus Roma
  • Anthony Myles (Rider) - Pesaro
  • Juvonte Reddic (VCU) - Pesaro
  • LaQuinton Ross (Ohio State) - Pesaro
  • Okaro White (Florida State) - Virtus Bologna
  • Kendall Williams (New Mexico) - Pesaro
ITALIAN A2 GOLD
  • Karvel Anderson (Robert Morris) - Aget Imola
  • Davion Berry (Weber State) - Torino
  • T.J. Bray (Princeton) - Trapani
  • De'Mon Brooks (Davidson) - Napoli
  • Michael Dixon (Memphis) - Sigma Barcellona
  • David Dudzinski (Holy Cross) - Agrigento
  • Isaiah Grayson (Cal State San Bernardino) - Trieste
  • Jermaine Marshall (Arizona State) - Novipiu Casale
  • Ian Miller (Florida State) - Fileni Jesi
  • Roberto Nelson (Oregon State) - Brescia
  • Markel Starks (Georgetown) - Ferentino
  • Pendarvis Williams (Norfolk State) - Agrigento
ITALIAN A2 SILVER
  • Jaye Crockett (Texas Tech) - Tortona
  • Josh Greene (Cal State Northridge) - Matera
  • Troy Huff (North Dakota) - Ferrara
  • Devon Saddler (Delaware) - Omegna
  • Isaiah Sykes (Central Florida) - Recanati
  • Davon Usher (Delaware) - Roseto
  • Coron Williams (Wake Forest) - Treviso
JAPANESE BJ LEAGUE
  • Jon Ekey (Illinois) - Saitama Broncos
  • Gary Johnson (Albany) - Saitama Broncos
  • Terrance Shannon (VCU) - Fukushima Firebonds
  • Kirk Van Slyke (Arkansas State) - Fukuoka Rizing
  • Stephan Van Treese (Louisville) - Niigata Abirex
JAPANESE NBL
  • Chad Posthumus (Morehead State) - Hokkaido
LEBANESE DIVISION A
  • Kikko Haydar (Arkansas) - Sagesse
LITHUANIAN LKL
  • Billy Baron (Canisius) - Lietuvos Rytas
  • Donnavan Kirk (Miami-FL) - Siauliai
  • Tyler Olander (Connecticut) - Siauliai
LUXEMBOURG TOTAL LEAGUE
  • Derrick Barden (Northern Colorado) - Soleuvre
  • Joe Bertrand (Illinois) - Arantia
  • Sherman Blanford (Eastern Illinois) - Sparta
  • Jarmar Gulley (Missouri State) - Musel Pikes
  • Tyshon Pickett (Bradley) - Musel Pikes
LUXEMBOURG N2
  • Kyle Kelm (Milwaukee) - Bascharage
MACEDONIAN PRVA LIGA
  • Mychal Ammons (South Alabama) - Feni Indistrija
  • Adam Kemp (Marist) - Feni Indistrija
  • Brian Oliver (Seton Hall) - Kumanovo
MALAYSIAN MNBL
  • Chris Eversley (Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo) - Kuala Lumpur 
MEXICAN LNBP
  • Ray Gallegos (Nebraska) - Fuerza Regia
  • Dan Jennings (Long Beach State) - Fuerza Regia
  • Dylan Royer (Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo) - Lechugueros
MONTENEGRIN ERSTE LIGA
  • Glenn Bryant (Eastern Michigan) - Mornar Bar
  • Da'Shonte Riley (Eastern Michigan) - Mornar Bar
  • Will Sheehey (Indiana) - Buducnost
NEW ZEALAND NBL
  • Richie Edwards (Arizona State) - Canterbury Rams
POLISH TBL
  • Bryon Allen (George Mason) - Start Lublin
  • Patrik Auda (Seton Hall) - Kutno
  • Melsahn Basabe (Iowa) - Jezioro
  • Murphy Burnatowski (Colgate) - Slask Wroclaw
  • Jerry Evans (Nevada) - AZS Koszalin
  • Dalton Pepper (Temple) - MKS DG
  • Trevor Releford (Alabama) - Wilki Morskie
  • Garrick Sherman (Notre Dame) - AZS Koszalin
PUERTO RICAN BSN
  • Devon Collier (Oregon State) - Humacao
ROMANIAN LIGA NATIONALA
  • Kamren Belin (Youngstown State) - Craiova
  • Jahenns Manigat (Creighton) - BC Timisoara
ROMANIAN LIGA II
  • Antwan Burrus (Liberty) - Dinamo Bucuresti
RUSSIAN SUPERLEAGUE
  • Jason Brickman (LIU-Brooklyn) - Dynamo Moscow
SLOVAKIAN SUPERLIGA
  • Sampson Carter (Massachusetts) - Prievidza
  • Dave Coley (Stony Brook) - Svit
  • Jordan Dykstra (South Dakota State) - Inter Bratislava
  • Travis Wallace (North Florida) - Svit
SLOVENIAN TELEMACH LEAGUE
  • Kyle Casey (Harvard) - Helios
  • Malcolm Hawkins (Norfolk State) - Helios
SPANISH LIGA ENDESA
  • Fahro Alihodzic (UAB) - Bilbao Basket
  • Alec Brown (Green Bay) - Obradoiro
  • Justin Cobbs (California) - Laboral Kutxa
  • Daniel Miller (Georgia Tech) - Obradoiro
  • Xavier Thames (San Diego State) - Cajasol
  • Ethan Wragge (Creighton) - Bilbao Basket
SPANISH LEB GOLD
  • Carl Baptiste (Delaware) - Navarra
  • Pablo Bertone (Florida Atlantic) - Palma
  • Spencer Butterfield (Utah State) - Melilla
  • Brandon Edwards (Texas-Arlington) - Breogan
  • Chase Fieler (Florida Gulf Coast) - Ourense
  • Shawn Glover (Oral Roberts) - Palma
  • Beau Levesque (Saint Mary's) - Oviedo
  • Ben Mockford (St. Francis-NY) - Caceres
  • Will Neighbour (Arkansas-Little Rock) - Oviedo
  • Gabe Rogers (Northern Arizona) - Palencia
  • Kyle Tresnak (Weber State) - Oviedo
  • Lucas Troutman (Elon) - Huesca
SPANISH LEB SILVER
  • Aksel Bolin (Northern Illinois) - Cambados
  • Tre Bowman (Iona) - Zornotza
  • Andrew Osemhen (Kennesaw State) - Basquet Pla
SPANISH EBA
  • Stephon Carter (CSU Bakersfield) - Quintanar
  • Johnathan Gray (Cornell) - Albacete
  • Michael Murray (Coppin State) - Azuqueca
SWEDISH BASKETLIGAN
  • Carl Engstrom (Alabama) - Sodertalje
  • Trevor Gruis (South Dakota) - Jamtland
  • Goran Pantovic (Drexel) - Nassjo
  • Dartaye Ruffin (Drexel) - Nassjo
SWISS LNA
  • Rodney Glasgow (VMI) - Monthey
  • Josh Hairston (Duke) - EI Massagno
  • A.J. Pacher (Wright State) - Starwings
  • Jake Thomas (Marqutte) - EI Massagno
TURKISH TBL
  • Jordan Bachynski (Arizona State) - Edirne Basket
  • Patrick Miller (Tennessee State) - Besiktas
  • Lamar Patterson (Pittsburgh) - Tofas
  • Tyler Stone (Southeast Missouri State) - Besiktas
  • Chaz Williams (Massachusetts) - Edirne Basket
TURKISH TB2L
  • Jeremy Ingram (North Carolina Central) - Adanaspor
  • Rian Pearson (Toledo) - Akhisar Belediye
UKRAINIAN SUPERLEAGUE
  • Ricardo Glenn (USC Upstate) - Hoverla

Sunday, August 17, 2014

GOOGLE DOC

Updated 08-20-14

Here's something I've been working on for a long time that I wanted to share with you.  It's a google doc filled with league by league, team by team breakdowns of player movement.  You can find it right here.

Enjoy and please leave feedback if you have time.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

ULEB RANKINGS HEADING INTO THE 2014-15 SEASON

ULEB rankings are determined by the results of the previous 3 seasons of Euroleague & Eurocup play excluding the Qualifying rounds.  Determining the total amounts of points for each club is described as follows:

"The clubs receive two points for a win and one point for a defeat, in games of the main stage of the Euroleague and the Eurocup. Qualifying round results are not taken into account. Clubs also receive 2 bonus points for reaching the last 16, 2 bonus points for reaching the last 8, one bonus point for reaching the last 4, and 1 bonus point for reaching the Final.  In case of tie, the club with more wins in the last three seasons will qualify above. Should a tie persist, the ranking in the last Euroleague or Eurocup season will determine the positions."

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Envisioning the Future of the NBA Pt. 3: The Draft, Re-Alignment & The Playoffs


THE DRAFT
           
Another recent hot-button issue has been figuring out a way to re-do the draft lottery process. Adam Silver has maintained that he is “studying it. I'm listening to everyone, from media to players who have a point of view.” The first real potential solution came in the form of ‘The Wheel’ which was submitted by a Boston Celtics’ front office member. In that proposal, each team gets one of each pick, from 1 to 30, only once over a 30-year period. There are plenty of other nuggets as well but that’s the gist of it. I, myself, took a look at the 3-year cumulative wins based lottery proposal earlier in the year. The newest proposal talks about adjusting the weighted percentages that lottery team’s get. Regardless of which plan the NBA chooses, the idea is to prevent out and out tanking for high draft picks.


None of the proposals are perfect but it’s obvious that some sort of change is going to be implemented in the near future. Along with that, Silver is on record as wanting to increase the draft age limit to 20 once the new union director is in place. Well that just happened. The age limit issue is a tough one. Proponents for raising the age limit talk about the league getting more NBA-ready players and less projects. Retractors point out the exploitative nature of the NCAA system and allowing players to earn a living whenever that opportunity presents itself and not when they are told it’s okay. It’s very likely that NCAA players will have to wait until after their sophomore season to enter the draft & I believe that will lead to some interesting situations. We’ve already seen Brandon Jennings, in the past, and Emmanuel Mudiay, just recently, skip college to earn immediate paydays overseas. That trend would likely continue and perhaps grow with an even stricter age limit.


The flip side of that is if the NBA will continue to allow draft-ineligible players the option to enter the D-League. We just saw P.J. Hairston & the Greek Freak’s brother go from D-League to NBA draft pick but those were one year situations. If high school players have to play 2 seasons of minimum-wage ball in the D-League before being draft eligible it seems infinitely more likely that they would choose the overseas route. China offers huge paydays to big name players and the major European teams provide ample financial & competitive situations. Yes there are plenty of examples of teams with financial issues overseas, even storied franchises like Montepaschi Siena, and a very long list of players claiming they didn’t get paid but good agents know where to steer their clients to have the best chances of avoiding that type of situation. It’s a tough transition for such young men to go from high school to a new country and some won’t want to but, without a D-League plan in place by the NBA, it will likely happen.



RE-ALIGNMENT & THE PLAYOFFS

Realignment is honestly one of the easiest fixes for the NBA. There’s no multi-year long build up as with many of the other issues facing the league. It is simply a matter of deciding which teams are going to be in which conference, divisions yes or no, how many aaaand done! Expansion to 32 teams would allow a jump from 3 divisions per conference to 4. Drastic changes include eliminating the conference designations of Eastern & Western and completely mix up teams like the NFL does. More subtle changes like going back to 2 divisions per conference or no divisions at all could also be on the table. It’s really a simple way to add excitement and create new rivalries instantly.


Say we went with a 4 team divisions while including our top 2 expansion teams, Seattle and Las Vegas. We would separate teams by general map location. Below is a quick breakdown of how that might look. 



If you wanted, you could easily keep the Eastern & Western conference designations by moving Minnesota to the East and adding Seattle and Vegas to the West. More fun would be to go with an NFL-style setup and put each odd numbered division into one conference and every even numbered division into another. It might be too drastic a change for traditionalists but it could be quite interesting. More than likely the NBA will lean more towards eliminating divisions but keep conferences intact, as they've previously hinted towards.


Getting rid of divisions stops the problem of champions of bad divisions from automatically receiving higher playoff seeds. Eliminating conferences all together, the international model if you will, would allow the very best 16 teams to make the playoffs every year.  This is what that would've look like in the last 5 seasons.

















There are a lot of different ways to go with it and, as I mentioned before, it's not something that has to wait.  Obviously, changes with expansion teams has to wait but that's just one example.  The elimination of divisions is a simple plan that could be rolled out right away with almost no problem.  Eliminating conferences could be seen as a more drastic measure but the immediate benefits can be seen in the 2013-14 column above, Phoenix makes the playoffs as the 13th best team instead of being left out.  A lot of people have pointed to the weakened Eastern Conference as a reason to change the way we decide who makes the playoffs.  

People who complain that we would never see classic Finals matchups like Lakers-Celtics but wouldn't it be great to see that as a 2nd or 3rd round matchup.  I think that it would only strengthen rivalries when teams have more realistic opportunities to play meaningful games and series against each other.  It also allows the two best teams overall to play for the title.  Isn't it time that we move towards rewarding teams for being the best and not penalizing them for playing in a tougher conference.  

Again, all of these ideas could not only be beneficial to the league but also bring a new air of excitement.  I believe the NBA has the best product in sports and a little progressive thinking could ensure the future of the game continues to improve in all aspects.