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former college basketball heroes heading overseas…..(part 1 rookie)

this is a list of players that will start their careers overseas  after having been heroes of NCAA basketball last season. There are guys selected in the second round of last NBA draft and others ignored by the NBA. Usually in the first few years after college many of these players prefer teams that give them the opportunity to complete their game,  then looking to put on display their improvements during the summer league. After few seasons those who are unable to join the NBA are starting to accept the fact that in Europe you can earn a lot of money and have a great career.

In Italy there are several teams with good staff focused also on player development, where smart agents should send their players.

Ramone Moore is a guard from Temple who will play next season in Biella. This Italian league team has helped more than a prospect on the path to the NBA or at least to higher revenue in Europe. The two most famous examples are those of Thabo Sefolosha and Jonas Jerebko (who gave up offers from big clubs like Real Madrid to play in Biella). Next season Moore will be teammate of Julian Mavunga, another rookie from Miami(oh) that, as Moore, has plenty of  untapped potential. In Biella they will have an above average coaching staff (for European standards) and a company structure that has proven over the years to put its members in the best possible conditions. Now it’s up to them to work hard and improve themselves knowing that they are in  an ideal environment to do so. To Join the NBA this is the type of team that every rookie should choose. Another example is Eric Griffin, a terrific athlete from Campbell university listed in this list from Nbadraft.net, that will play next season with Jesi, a team that has between his former members James Singleton (last year with W.Wizards) in his first season out Murray State.

I wrote about these three players because I think they have chosen the right path for their careers,in the next post will analyze similar situations it will be worth to follow during the season.

 

 

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