RIO GRANDE VALLEY – There are currently at least 13 players who previously played for the UTRGV men’s basketball team actively playing professional basketball. Here is an update on home some of them are doing, courtesy of Eurobasket:
Johnny Crnogorac (2017-19) scored eight points with 14 rebounds and nine blocks in 32 minutes to lead the Inner West Bulls to a 58-56 victory over the Hills Hornets in the Australian State League (second division) opener on Saturday.
Perry Petty (2010-11) scored 25 points with nine rebounds, five assists and three steals to lead Shahrdari Gorgan to a 77-73 victory over Rafsanjan in the Iranian Superleague last Tuesday. Petty is averaging 19.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.6 steals per game.
Shaquille Hines (2012-16) scored 18 points with 10 rebounds to lead the Nishinomiya Storks to an 81-69 victory over the Saga Ballooners in the Japanese B2 League on Saturday. Hines is averaging 15.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.
Janari Joesaar (2014-15) scored 13 points with five rebounds as medi Bayreuth fell at Brose Bamberg 84-71 in the German BBL. Joesaar is averaging 10.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.2 steals per game.
Lesley Varner Jr (2016-20) scored 16 points with seven rebounds as UBSC Raiffeisen Graz fell to the Kapfenberg Bulls in the Austrian BSL. Warner is averaging 18.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 2.1 steals per game.
Other former UTRGV players, who play in pro basketball:
Julius Allgood (2006-09) plays for Correcaminos de Colon in Panamanian LPB
Isaiah Fontaine (2018-20) plays for Atleticos de San German in Puerto Rican BSN.
Jordan Jackson (2017-20) plays with Ginásio Clube Figueirense Basketball in Portugal’s Proliga.
Xavier McDaniel Jr. (2016-18) plays for Flint United in The Basketball League.
Lew Stallworth (2015-18) plays for Tskhum-Abkhazeti in the Georgian Super League.
Paul Stoll (2006-08) plays for Hapoel SP Tel Aviv in the Israel-Winner League.
Luis Valera (2008-10) plays for Guadalajara in the Spanish EBL.
Terry Winn III (2017-19) plays for the North Adelaide Rockets in the Australian State League.
Note: The list above includes only some of the alumni currently playing in pro basketball. For the full list, click here.
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