Saturday, July 30, 2011

Landon Milbourne and Chris McCray sign in the French Pro B League

Landon Milbourne (2006-10) has signed to play for Limoges CSP Elite of the French Pro B league. The brief news item is buried on Limoges's poorly designed news page:
An American forward, author of a fine first season in France, should join the club for next year.

Landon Milbourne, an American playing for Boulogne-sur-Mer this season and with whom he reached the semi-finals LNB Pro B, has agreed to play for the Limoges club next season.

Last season, Milbourne played for SO Maritime Boulogne (aka SOMB), which will be the new home next season for Chris McCray (2002-06), who has signed to play next season (translation) for Bologne, also in the French Pro B league. (The team's website is broken, but that's the correct link for it. Maybe it will come back again someday?)
SOMB also announced the signing of Chris McCray, a great player who "can evolve our outside game." Like Milbourne, McCray is a former star of Maryland where he was captain (15.2 points in 31 minutes per game his senior season). He left the university in 2006, just before the arrival of Milbourne.

After his university studies, he played in Italy's Lega Due with Rimini and in the Belgian League for Oostende. This season, he played for the Sioux Falls Sky Force D-League (9.7 points to 44.3%, 4.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 29 minutes). "It is likely that his basketball knowledge and his immense dexterity will heavily benefit SOMB's game this season. A true free spirit, very creative, and he is a great three-point shooter," said a team press release.

1 comment:

Rey said...

A new players for SOMB would mean a new thing to watch them.

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