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 8 years ago '05        #1
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Former NBA/College Players Playing Overseas
 

 
Basketball has grown so much internationally over the past 20 years or so. While many European nations have had great players who reached the NBA, we are seeing the expansion to all continents now. There are thousands of players playing overseas in more than 100 countries who used to play ball in the USA. Among them are NBA veterans, former NBA players & draft picks, ex-major college stars & many players who entered the draft early and didn't get picked.

I've been researching for a while and put together a little list of some of the more notable players and where in the world they are playing now.



ARGENTINA

DERRICK ALSTON
LARON PROFIT

AUSTRALIA

WILL BLALOCK
ERIC DEVENDORF
JOHN GILCHRIST
IVAN MCFARLIN
ISMAIL MUHAMMAD

BELGIUM

STANLEY BURRELL
BRANDON COSTNER
JEREL MCNEAL
ALEX RUOFF
BRACEY WRIGHT

BRAZIL

JAMISON BREWER

CANADA

SEAN DOCKERY

CHINA

JOE CRAWFORD
JELANI MCCOY
SMUSH PARKER
STROMILE SWIFT
KORLEONE YOUNG

COLOMBIA

LAVOR POSTELL

COSTA RICA

KHALID REEVES

ENGLAND

JESSIE SAPP

ESPANA

JEFF ADRIEN
JAMES AUGUSTINE
NIK CANER-MEDLEY
JAYCEE CARROLL
OMAR COOK
PAUL DAVIS
MICHAEL d!ckERSON
JUAN DIXON
GERALD FITCH
MARC JACKSON
IRA NEWBLE
AHMAD NIVINS
DAVID PADGETT
SCOTT PADGETT
WAYNE SIMIEN
SEAN SINGLETARY
REYSHAWN TERRY

FRANCE

CURTIS BORCHARDT
NICK FAZEKAS
DAVON JEFFERSON
RAWLE MARSHALL
BEN MCCAULEY
DEMETRIS NICHOLS
DAVID NOEL
K.C. RIVERS
ANTHONY ROBERSON
ANSU SESAY
CURTIS SUMPTER
BEN WOODSIDE

GERMANY

TOBY BAILEY
ELTON BROWN
RODNEY BUFORD
DERRICK BYARS
JOSH CARTER
RONALD DUPREE
JASON GARDNER
CASEY JACOBSEN
DREW NEITZEL
BRYCE TAYLOR
KYLE VISSER

GREECE

WILLIAM AVERY
TYRELL BIGGS
NICK CALATHES
ROBERT DOZIER
REECE GAINES
TAUREAN GREEN
MARCUS HAISLIP
OTHELLO HUNTER
AARON MILES
DREW NICHOLAS
JEREMY RICHARDSON

IRAN

JACKSON VROMAN
LOREN WOODS

IRAQ

PRIEST LAUDERDALE

ISRAEL

DIONTE CHRISTMAS
JUSTIN DENTMON
JEFF FOOTE
ADAM HALUSKA
RICHARD HENDRIX
SYLVEN LANDESBERG
JEREMY PARGO
RONALD STEELE

ITALY

A.J. ABRAMS
MORRIS ALMOND
TROY BELL
TRAVIS BEST
DEE BROWN
RANDOLPH CHILDRESS
TAQUAN DEAN
JOSEPH FORTE
JOSH HEYTVELT
LUKE JACKSON
TREY JOHNSON
FRED JONES
MARCELUS KEMP
MAARTY LEUNEN
BO MCCALEBB
DEMARCUS NELSON
ALLAN RAY
SCOTTIE REYNOLDS
MAURICE TAYLOR
ROBERT VADEN
SHAMMOND WILLIAMS
KENNEDY WINSTON

JAPAN

MAHMOUD ABDUL-RAUF
ANTONIO BURKS
ACE CUSTIS
CHARLES O'BANNON
ROBERT SWIFT
LUKE ZELLER

KUWAIT

JERYL SASSER

LITHUANIA

OMAR SAMHAN

MEXICO

DONTAE JONES
KEVIN KRUGER

NORWAY

ROY BRIGHT

POLAND

ED COTA
TYUS EDNEY
DANIEL EWING
A.J. GRAVES
DAJUAN WAGNER
QYNTEL WOODS

PUERTO RICO

TONY DELK
ANDRE EMMETT
MARCUS FIZER
MATT FREIJE
TONY MASSENBURG
LEE NAILON
DARIUS RICE
MICHAEL SWEETNEY
ROBERT TRAYLOR
ALANDO TUCKER
BONZI WELLS

QATAR

A.J. GUYTON

RUSSIA

JAMES GIST
JAMONT GORDON
TRAJAN LANGDON

SAUDI ARABIA

DERMARR JOHNSON

SERBIA

HASSAN ADAMS
LAWRENCE ROBERTS
MIKE TAYLOR

SOUTH KOREA

ERIC CHENOWITH
HERBERT HILL
AMAL MCCASKILL

TURKEY

LONNY BAXTER
WAYNE CHISM
RICKY DAVIS
QUINCY DOUBY
DEVAN DOWNEY
SHAN FOSTER
TARENCE KINSEY
JACK MCCLINTON
TAYLOR ROCHESTIE

UKRAINE

MACEO BASTON
KHALID EL-AMIN
ZENDON HAMILTON
MAUREECE RICE

VENEZUELA

VIN BAKER

40 comments for "Former NBA/College Players Playing Overseas"

 8 years ago '05        #2
Greece 8 heat pts
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damn..
 8 years ago '04        #3
slimyellow 4 heat pts
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for some reason after seeing some of the familiar names i busted out laughing.
 8 years ago '05        #4
monkeysnthings 78 heat pts78 OP
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Me too. List is flooded with Ex-Knicks. The good ole Scott Layden era of draft picks and free agents.
 8 years ago '04        #5
Dash Marley 11 heat pts11
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VENEZUELA

VIN BAKER




 8 years ago '07        #6
GrezyNclean 172 heat pts172
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interesting list....didnt know drew neitzel was in germany....

lol at puerto rico with the older guys playing like tony delk.....they just doin it for pus*y now....

china got some nice ppl tho...
 8 years ago '04        #7
Liquid-Science 28 heat pts28
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Hungary has a decent bball scene, you can check their league for some former college players...I know someone that plays over there and it looks like he is a rock star to them
 8 years ago '08        #8
arthurmack27 8 heat pts
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demarr in saudi arabia?
chenowith in korea?
langon in russia?
d. wag in poland?
tractor traylor in puerto rico?
obannon in japan?

god damn man!
 8 years ago '05        #9
StateProperty88 34 heat pts34
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travis best still balling?
 8 years ago '07        #10
Captain Fresh 9 heat pts
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damn Tony Delk and Shammond Williams still play??? :wow:
 8 years ago '05        #11
MadGam325 14 heat pts14
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Amazing list. Sticky this. Sad that Samhan didn't pan out. Oh and

MAHMOUD ABDUL-RAUF

He's still playing? A lot of vets on here like the O'Bannons. Overseas hoops is a good career.
 8 years ago '05        #12
MadGam325 14 heat pts14
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 Captain Fresh said:
damn Tony Delk and Shammond Williams still play??? :wow:
I'm saying! VETS! I thought Shammond wouldve been nice in the league.
 8 years ago '05        #13
Saintaholic 86 heat pts86
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Good to see these cats still doing their thing.
 8 years ago '07        #14
carltouss619 8 heat pts
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Just because they playing off sea doesn't mean they are whack. They probably just didnt like the contract the NBA was offering. Being overseas>>>>>> being in the USA
 8 years ago '09        #15
RdGZkP 31 heat pts31
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I saw tractor traylor in PR at some club there couple months back glad to see hes gettin money over there
 8 years ago '06        #16
kidrockstylez 52 heat pts52
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no marbury?
 8 years ago '04        #17
LovinPavan 
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iraq? damn.
 8 years ago '05        #18
monkeysnthings 78 heat pts78 OP
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A lot of these guys could still sit the bench or possibly crack an NBA rotation but most do it for the playing time and a chance to be a star somewhere else. The Euroleague is no joke, the top talent in the world plays in that tourney every year and you'll see cats go to the draft that do well for those teams like Ricky Rubio did in 09. The Italian, French, German, Turkish & Spanish leagues are highly competive among other countries. Tiago Splitter who the Spurs finally got to come over was the MVP of the Spanish League & Finals MVP. Mucho talent.

I'm also working on a list of draft picks from the last X amount of years and where they are playing now. A lot of these guys want to play in the NBA but hope to be drafted by the right team and choose to stay overseas and be on the top of the game there. Again, Rubio's an example. If he was taken by the Knicks he'd be in the NBA k!llin it right now but since Minnesota drafted him, he's hooked up with Regal FC Barcelona in Spain who won the Euroleague last year and has a sick a.ss roster featuring that features former draft picks Kosta Perovic, Fran Vazquez, Erazem Lorbek plus Juan Carlos Navarro, Pete Mickael & Terence Morris.

Other guys, as someone above pointed out, just are playing for a paycheck in a nice country they enjoy spending time in. Through my research I even found out that Scottie Pippen played a few times in Finland & Sweden in 2008 just to make a quick 60 grand. But guys really can make good careers by playing overseas and some get the chance to come back to the NBA later on if they so choose. A lot of the summer league rosters each year are filled with guys who have been playing overseas and every once in a while someone will stick.

I know Marbury's in China but didn't see him on an active roster so he might not have signed yet or I just didn't have an updated list for China.
 8 years ago '09        #19
TERRANCE CRACK 48 heat pts48
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ricky davis playin in turkey,i thought he was on the clips??

and how old is f**kin dee brown????????
 8 years ago '09        #20
TriniSoldier 69 heat pts69
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 carltouss619 said:
Just because they playing off sea doesn't mean they are whack. They probably just didnt like the contract the NBA was offering. Being overseas>>>>>> being in the USA
i agree with everything but....

NBA > Overseas =/
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