Friday, 30 October 2009

Jesse Sazant's CIS Alumni in Europe Report

We are extremely pleased to have Jesse report again. Once again, strong evidence that CIS basketball can be an excellent training ground to successful professional careers in basketball.

Note from Jesse: Here is an update on CIS players in Europe I know of. Please feel free to send me any others you know of. NOTE: One player Jesse is likely to include in his next report is Aaron Doornekamp in Italy.

Osvaldo Jeanty (Carleton) - Gaz Metan Medias (Div A) Romania
After things fell through in Morocco, Jeanty went back to Noerdlingen where he has played the last two seasons. After 4 games he was averaging 31 MPG, 13 PPG, 4 RPG, 2.5 APG. He now seems to have left and moved on to Romania. He will make his debut this weekend.

Casey Archibald (UBC) - Noerdlingen (Pro A) Germany
Archibald is now at Noerdlingen - moving from Austria where he played last season. He is averaging 23 MPG, 10 PPG, 4 RPG, 2 APG

Stu Turnbull (Carleton) - SC Rist Wedel (Pro B) Germany
Turnbull played 1 game for Noerdlingen before moving on to Rist Wedel. After 4 games with them he is averaging 23 MPG, 11 PPG, 3.5 RPG

Ryan Bell (Carleton) - Honka Espoo Playboys (Korisliga) Finland
After 8 games Bell is averaging 20 MPG, 3.6 PPG, 2.5 RPG

Andrew Spagurd (Saskatchewan) - Sundsvall Dragons (Basketligan) Sweden
After 9 games Spagurd is averaging 28 MPG, 13 PPG, 7.6 RPG

Greg Surmacz (Windsor) - AZS Koszalin (PLK) Poland
After 4 games Surmacz is averaging 25 MPG, 8 PPG, 6 RPG, 2 APG

Henry Bekkering (Calgary) - Matrixx Magix (Eredivisie) Holland plus Matrixx Team Page
Has only played 4 minutes due to an injury suffered. He has recently had surgery according to their website

Brad Smith (Western) - Medway Park Crusaders (EBL2) England plus England bball site also Stats Page
The team has just started league play after going 2-3 in the pre-season cups. Brad is averaging 32MPG, 25 PPG and 9 RPG

Ryan Marrast (Lakehead and Acadia) - Worthing Thunder (BBL) England
Ryan has recently rejoined the team. After 3 games he is averaging 25 MPG and 8 PPG.

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