A look at where former IU basketball players compete overseas – The Daily Hoosier

Several former IU basketball players continue their careers abroad.

Here’s a quick look at who’s still active and where they’re playing for the 2021-22 season.

James Blackmon, Jr. – Turkey: Blackmon is with Pınar Karşıyaka in the Turkish Super League where he averages 9.1 points. Blackmon, Jr. is a career 40.3 percent 3-point shooter during his 4-year career in Europe that previously included time in Italy. He first spent time in the G-League after his college career.

Yogi Ferrell – Slovenia: After recently parting ways with a Greek club, Ferrell has signed for the remainder of the season with Slovenian club KK Cedevita Olimpija. Ferrell, 28, appeared in a total of 259 NBA regular season games from 2016-21 with the Nets, Mavericks, Kings, Cavaliers and Clippers, and he recently said his goal is always to back in the league.

Devonte Green – Greece: Green is with Larisa BC from the top league in Greece. He’s averaging 11 points in three games so far. Green broke into the NBA Summer League and played with another Greek team last year.

Jordan Hulls – Germany: Hulls is with MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg from the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL), Germany’s top league. Holder, he averages 10.4 points and 4.5 assists. This is Hulls’ sixth year in Germany after previous spells in Belgium and Poland.

Robert Johnson – Italy: Johnson is Acqua S. Bernardo Cantu’s top scorer in the A2 league. He is currently averaging 19.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists. He previously played in the G-League, Turkey and Poland.

Freddie McSwain – North Macedonia: After stints in the G-League, Canada, Brazil, Austria and Luxembourg, McSwain now plays professionally in North Macedonia for Kumanovo. He is averaging 14.3 points and 7.3 rebounds.

Josh Newkirk – Lithuania: Newkirk is the starting point guard for Dzukija Alytus where he is averaging 15.2 points and 4.8 assists in Lithuania’s top league. He previously played in the Czech Republic and in the G-League.

Noah Vonleh – China: After a seven-year NBA career that saw him play with seven franchises, Vonleh recently made his debut for the Shanghai Sharks. He is averaging 14 points and 13.5 rebounds in his first two games in China.

Troy Williams – Taiwan: Williams is with a new team in Taiwan (Taoyuan Leopards) in that country’s new T1 League. The game starts this week. He has already played three seasons in the NBA/G-League and more recently in Italy.

Others who have been with teams over the calendar year include Earl Calloway (Qatar), DJ White (Turkey), Evan Fitzner (Romania), and De’Ron Davis (Cyprus).


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