Former Tennessee Volunteer shooting guard Scotty Hopson is set to play Israeli Basketball for the 2012-13 season. Scotty is heading there after a year of playing Greece Basketball for Kolossos Rhodes during the 2011-2012 season.
Our own Ricardo Ratliffe also was in the news with a deal for South Korea as you can see below:
By Chris Vannini – Newsdesk contributor
Former Mizzou standout Ricardo Ratliffe was drafted by the Korean Basketball League.
Aug 1, 2012 – Former Mizzou basketball star Ricardo Ratliffe will be playing in South Korea this upcoming season. Ratliffe was drafted with the sixth pick by Ulsan Mobis Phoebus last week.
Not to forget Jordan Theodore. He is Turkey bound to play with a team there and was featured recently in this article:
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Former Seton Hall men’s basketball star Jordan Theodore (Englewood, N.J.) signed a contract to play professionally with Antalya BSB of Turkey. The team plays in the Beko Turkish Basketball League, a league that garners some of the top talent in Europe.
Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets played in the Beko Turkish League during the NBA lockout, as did former NBA all-star Allen Iverson in 2010-11. Last year, former Villanova standouts Corey Fisher and Scottie Reynolds were teammates for Antalya BSB.
“I’m incredibly proud of Jordan in realizing his dream of becoming a professional basketball player,” said Seton Hall Head Coach Kevin Willard. “Antalya is getting an unquestioned leader and an excellent young point guard with a strong work ethic. We look forward to watching Jordan as his pro career matures.”
An All-BIG EAST Second Team and All-Met First Team selection, Theodore was one of the most improved players in the BIG EAST Conference last season. A starter in all 34 games for the Pirates, he ranked ninth in the conference with 16.1 points per game, second with 6.6 assists per game and fifth with an 82.4% free-throw shooting percentage. An All-BIG EAST Second Team selection, Theodore was named to the BIG EAST’s Weekly Honor Roll five times and broke Seton Hall’s 49-year old, single-season record for assists. On Feb. 21, he scored a career-high 29 points in Seton Hall’s thrilling upset of ninth-ranked Georgetown. Theodore recorded five double-doubles last season and completes his collegiate career as one of just four Pirates all-time with over 1,300 career points and 500 career assists.
Theodore joins 14 other former Pirates who played last season or are currently playing professionally overseas: John Allen (Poland), Andre Barrett (France), Donald Copeland (Puerto Rico), Marcus Cousin (Venezuela), John Garcia (Dominican Republic), Paul Gause (England), Jeremy Hazell (Venezuela), Duane Jordan (Australia), Rimas Kaukenas (Italy), Brian Laing (Israel), Jamar Nutter (Chile), Augustine Okosun (Qatar), Eniel Polynice(Mexico) and Jeff Robinson (Austria).
Last but not least Paul Crosby:
PAUL CROSBY SIGNS FIRST PRO DEAL IN URUGUAY
Former Mississippi Valley State University Star Paul Crosby will be headed to Montevideo, Uruguay. Crosby offers the team an inside presence with the ability to step out and hit the mid-range jumper. Crosby’s defense is exceptional as he held his own against Tar Heel Star Tyler Zeller during his last season at MVSU. He averaged 13 points per game and 7 rebounds for Mississippi Valley State. Montevideo will look to make a run for the championship this season, and team is very excited to bring in Paul. They might have landed themselves a hidden gem as Crosby was Ranked as the #1 Power Forward coming out of High School in Michigan, averaging over 19 points per game 10 rebounds and 3 blocks.