Thursday, May 24, 2007

Laron Profit in Puerto Rico

Laron Profit (1995-99) is now playing for Grises de Humacao of Puerto Rico. His player page doesn't have a lot of details, but he does appear in several of the team's news articles ("Noticias"), usually as one of the leading scorers. It appears that the Puerto Rican league only plays in the spring from April to June, and Laron was signed after the start of the season as a reinforcement.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Ryan Randle and AEL win Cyprus Championship

Ryan Randle's (2001-03) team, DTL EKA AEL, won the Cyprus League Championship last Thursday night, beating Dentalcon APOEL 3 games to 2 in a best of five series. Ryan scored 10 points in the deciding game 5, which AEL won 69-60.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Nik Caner-Medley and Arland Dragons Runners-Up for German Title

Nik Caner-Medley (2002-06) and his team, the Artland Dragons, made it to the German Cup finals but lost a close game to RheinEnergie Koln on April 30. Nik led his team in scoring with 13 points in the championship game.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Chris McCray and the Dakota Wizards Win NBDL Title

Last Sunday, Chris McCray (2002-06) and his team, the Dakota Wizards of the NBA Developmental League won the NBDL Title, beating the Colorado 14ers. Chris had 6 points and 7 assists off the bench in the championship game. Here's a photo of Chris (#13) celebrating the win.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Sarunas Jasikevicius Brings Postseason Experience to Golden State

This past weekend, HoopsWorld.com ran a feature article about Sarunas Jasikevicius (1994-98) and how his European playoff experience is helping the Golden State Warriors in their first NBA playoff appearance in over a decade:

Coming off the visiting team bus, Sarunas Jasikevicius was the Warrior most comfortable with playoff basketball. The Lithuanian guard had experienced playoff basketball, albeit of a different continent, many times before, playing and winning on big basketball stages in Europe and around the world. His confidence is easily explained: three Euroleague titles, an Olympic bronze medal, and an European Championship gold.

Oh, and one long forgotten dunk that still elicits laughter from international players around the Warriors locker room.

"That dunk is a collectors item", explains Jasikevicius as we start to talk, "because it will never happen again."