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Alumni Pro-player Update 2020

  Tuesday, April 14, 2020

We've covered our former players in the US College System, now it's time to take a look at how our former players have been getting on in professional/semi-professional leagues around the world.

Princess Adeogun – Essex Rebels (WBBL)

Princess Adeogun was playing at Essex Rebels finish in 8th place in the WBBL, with a 5-12 record.

During the regular season Princess played 16 games, averaging 0.6 points per game, 1.1 rebounds per game and 0.4 assists per game.

Simon Anumba Rekico Faenza (Serie B Girone C - Italy)

Simon Anumba moved from Fiat Torino to Raggiosolaris Rekico Faenza, standing in 10th place with an 11-12 record in the Serie B in Italy.

During the regular season Simon played 23 games averaging 27.0 minutes per game, 10.3 points per game, 6.0 rebounds per game, 1.3 assists per game and 1.1 steals per game.

Devan Bailey - Beyssac Beaupuy Marmande (NM-2 Group B - France)

Devan Bailey played his second season with Beyssac Beaupuy Marmande, standing in 8th place with a 7-9 record in the NM-2 league in France.

Jonathan Barnes - CSM Medias (Liga Nationala - Romania)

Jonathan Barnes moved from the Magic to CSM Medias in Liga Nationala in Romania, standing in 5th place in the Grupa Galbena with a 1-4 record (17-7 overall).

During the regular season Jonathan played 19 games, averaging 14.5 minutes per game, 4.4 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game, 0.6 assists per game, 0.1 steals per game and 0.6 blocks per game.

Amy Browne - Sunshine Coast Phoenix (Queensland Basketball League - Australia)

Amy Browne was playing for Sunshine Coast Phoenix, finishing in 10th place with an 8-10 record in the Queensland Basketball League in Australia.

During the regular season Amy played 16 games averaging 37 minutes per game, 16.5 points per game, 6.3 rebounds per game and 3.1 assists per game.

Isabel Bueriberi Nottingham Tent University (WNBL Division One)

Isabel Bueriberi moved from Nottingham Wildcats (WBBL) to Nottingham Trent University in the WNBL Division One, finishing in 7th place with a 4-11 record.

During the regular season Isabel played 8 games, started 6, averaging 28.1 minutes per game, 7.1 points per game, 8.6 rebounds per game, 2.1 assists per game, 1.6 steals per game and 0.3 blocks per game.

Mollie Campbell – Durham Palatinates (WBBL)

Mollie Campbell moved from Leicester Riders to Durham Palatinates, finishing in 7th place with an 8-5 record in the WBBL Championship, Durham also made the WBBL Trophy Final.

During the regular season Mollie played 13 games, started 13, averaging 8.1 points per game, 7.6 rebounds per game, 1.9 assists per game, 0.5 steals per game and 0.4 blocks per game.

Jack Crook - JALT Le Mans (NM-2 - France)

Jack Crook moved from Garonne ASPTT Basket to JALT Le Mans, standing in 11th place with a 6-10 record in the NM-2 league group B in France.

Nicolette FongLyewQuee - Durham Palatinates (WBBL)

Nicolette FongLyewQuee moved from Baxi Ferrol (LFB Spain) to Durham Palatinates (WBBL), finishing in 7th place with an 8-5 record in the WBBL Champioship, Durham also made the WBBL Trophy Final.

During the regular season Nicolette played 13 games, started 13, averaging 11.8 points per game, 3.9 rebounds per game, 3.9 assists per game, 1.5 steals per game and 0.1 blocks per game.

Tom Fox - Buffalo University (NCAA D1 - MAC) – Director of Basketball Operations

Tom Fox has been promoted to Director of Basketball Operations from Video Coordinator at Buffalo University, assisting the team to a 12-20 record, and the first round of the MAC Tournament.

Franc Garcia Garrido - Maristes Ademar A (EBA Catalan League 5 - Spain)

Franc Garcia Garrido was playing for Maristes Ademar A, standing in 3rd place in the Catalan League 5.

During the season Franc played 2 games, scoring 5 and 13 points.

Aaron Gerami - San Lorenzo (Liga A - Argentina)

Aaron Gerami was playing for San Lorenzo, standing in 3rd place in the Liga A in Argentina, with a 17-4 record.

During the regular season Aaron played 2 games, averaging 16.5 minutes per game, 7.5 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game, 0.5 assists per game and 1.0 steals per game.

Pharroh Gordon – TKS 49ers RSV Eintracht Stahnsdorf (Pro B - Germany) / Cheshire Phoenix (BBL)

Pharroh Gordon started the season at TKS 49ers RSV Eintract Stahnsdorf in Pro B in Germany, standing in 12th place with a 5-17 record, before moving to Cheshire Phoenix for the remainder of the season, helping them to 5th place in the BBL Championship with a 7-6 record.

During the regular season for TKS 49ers Pharroh played 6 games, averaging 23.5 minutes per game, 5.7 points per game, 2.3 rebounds per game, 2.2 assists per game and 1.2 steals per game.

During the regular season for Cheshire, Pharroh played 6 games, averaging 4.7 points per game, 5.0 rebounds per game, 2.0 assists per game and 0.5 steal per game.

Terrell Ivory - Phillips Academy (NEPSAC USA High School) - Head Coach

Terrell Ivory guided his Phillips Academy side to 39th in the NEPSAC standings and 8th in the Class A standings with a 14-12 record, reaching the NEPSAC Tournament Semi-Finals.

Terrell will be joined by Magic’s young star Luke Gordos next season who has announced he’s attending Phillips Academy for a Post-Graduate year.

Orlan Jackman - London City Royals (BBL) / Essex & Herts Leopards (NBL Division 1 Men)

Orlan Jackson began the season at London City Royals before their demise and moved to Essex & Herts Leopards in NBL Division 1. Games for London City Royals were voided so there is no statistical information is available. Orlan helped Essex & Herts Leopards avoid relegation finishing in 11th place, having joined the team when they were struggling for survival.

During the regular season Orlan played 7 games, started 7, averaging 39 minutes per game, 22.7 points per game, 13.9 rebounds per game, 5.0 assists per game, 1.4 steals per game and 0.1 blocks per game.

Callum Jones - Manchester Giants (BBL)

Callum Jones was playing for Manchester Giants, standing in 11th place in the BBL Championship.

During the regular season Callum played 10 games, started 9, averaging 11.1 points per game, 3.8 rebounds per game, 3.6 assists per game and 0.9 steals per game.

James Jones - Manchester Giants (BBL)

James Jones was playing for Manchester Giants, standing in 11th place in the BBL Championship.

During the regular season James played 13 games, started 10, averaging 8.4 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game, 6.5 assists per game, 1.1 steal per game and 0.1 blocks per game.

Brandon Kimbrough - Central High School in Springfield - Head Coach

Brandon Kimbrough moved from being assistant coach at Drury University to head coach at Central High School in Springfield, guiding them to a 5-19 record.

Khia Lee – Oaklands Wolves (WBBL)

Khia Lee was playing for Oaklands Wolves finishing in 10th place in the WBBL with a 4-12 record.

During the regular season Khia played 7 games, averaging 1.1 points per game, 1.9 rebounds per game and 0.3 steals per game.

Khia will join Mineral Area College of the NJCAA Division 1 Region 16, Central next season.

Leah McDerment - Elangeni Falcons Bad Homburger TG (2 Bundesliga - Germany)

Leah McDerment was playing for Elangei Falcons Bad Homburger TG finish in 2nd place in the South 2 Bundesliga in Germany, with a 15-4.

During the regular season Leah played 11 games, averaging 29.5 minutes per game, 9.6 points per game, 3.4 rebounds per game, 2.5 assists per game, 1.3 steals per game and 0.2 blocks per game.

Duane Morgan - Aurore de Vitre (NM1 France)

Duane Morgan moved from Electro Mercantil Plasencia in Spain to Aurore de Vitre in France finishing in 4th place in the NM1 Group B.

During the regular season Duane played 16 games, averaging 22.6 minutes per game, 10.4 points per game, 5.7 rebounds per game, 1.3 assists per game, 1.4 steals per game and 0.1 blocks per game.

Connor Murtagh – Solares (EBA Group A-A - Spain)

Connor Murtagh moved from Cheshire Phoenix in the BBL to Solares in Spain finishing in 12th place in the EBA Group A-A.

During the regular season Connor played 20 games, averaging 25.9 minutes per game, 10.6 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game, 1.0 assists per game and 1.0 steals per game.

Kingsley Nwagboso - Avenir Serreslous Horsarrieu (NM2 Group B -France)

Kingsley Nwagboso moved from BIS Baskets Speyer in Germany to Avenir Serreslous Horsarrieu in France finishing in 10th place in the NM2 Group B.

Yannick Onifade – Boroughmuir Blaze (Soho Wealth SBC - Scotland)

Yannick Onifade was playing for Boroughmuir Blaze, standing in 4th place in the Soho Wealth SBC (Division One) in Scotland with a 10-6 record.

Evelyn Ovner – DJK Don Bosco Bamberg (2 Bundesliga - Germany) / Elangeni Falcons Bad Homburger TG (2 Bundesliga - Germany)

Evelyn Ovner moved from Manchester Mystics to DJK Don Bosco Bamberg in the 2 Bundesliga South in Germany, standing in 1st place with a 15-4 record, moved mid-season to Elangeni Falcons Bad Homburger TG in 2 Bundesliga South in Germany (joining fellow former Mystic’ Leah McDerment), helping them to a 2nd place finish with a 15-4 record.

For Bamberg, Evelyn played 9 games, averaging 19.6 minutes per game, 9.7 points per game, 5.9 rebounds per game, 0.6 assists per game and 0.8 steals per game.

For Homburger, Evelyn played 9 games, averaging 21.8 minutes per game, 6.5 points per game, 5.2 rebounds per game, 0.3 assists per game, 0.8 steals per game and 0.6 blocks per game.

Tyme Regent-Bascombe - Liverpool (NBL Division One Men)

Tyme Regent-Bascombe helped Liverpool finish in 14th place in the NBL Division One with a 3-21 record.

During the regular season Tyme played 21 games, started 19, averaging 32.4 minutes per game, 12.1 points per game, 7.7 rebounds per game, 2.0 assists per game, 0.9 steals per game and 0.1 blocks per game.

Hannah Shaw – Basket Sarcedo (Serie A2 North - Italy)

Hannah Shaw moved from Kemegal Cortegada in Spain to Basket Sarcedo in Italy standing in 11th place in Serie A2 North.

During the regular season Hannah played 19 games, averaging 31.1 minutes per game, 9.2 points per game, 7.5 rebounds per game, 0.3 assists per game, 0.7 steals per game and 0.5 blocks per game.

Adam Slater – Manchester Giants (BBL)

Adam Slater came out of retirement to play for the Manchester Giants, standing in 11th place in the BBL Championship.

During the regular season Adam played 1 game, had 2 rebounds and 1 block.

Ben Thomas - Cheshire Phoenix (BBL) - Head Coach

Ben Thomas guided his Cheshire Phoenix team to 5th place in the BBL with a 7-6 record.

Andy Thomson - Leicester Riders (BBL)

Andy Thomson was playing for Leicester Riders, standing in 4th place in the BBL Championship.

During the regular season Andy played 12 games, averaging 6.3 points per game, 4.3 rebounds per game, 1.3 assists per game, 0.1 steals per game and 0.2 blocks per game.

Kristie Velasquez - BA London Lions (WBBL)

Kristie Velasquez was playing for BA London Lions, finishing in 12th place in the WBBL Championship.

During the regular season Kristie played 6 games, started 5, averaging 9.5 points per game, 3.7 rebounds per game, 2.7 assists per game, 1.2 steals per game and 0.3 blocks per game.

Jordan Whelan – London Lions (BBL)

Jordan Whelan moved from Worcester Wolves to London Lions, standing in 11th place in the BBL Championship.

During the regular season Jordan played 14 games, averaging 4.9 points per game, 1.6 rebounds per game, 0.8 assists per game, 0.6 steals per game and 0.1 blocks per game.

Patrick Whelan Real Murcia (LEB Silver - Spain)

Patrick Whelan was playing for Real Murcia, standing in 1st place in the LEB Silver West, with a 19-6 record.

During the regular season Patrick played 25 games, averaging 21.6 minutes per game, 9.6 points per game, 2.6 rebounds per game, 1.4 assists per game and 0.6 steals per game.

Aurimas Verbukas (AKA Coach Ollie) joined CB Zentro San Jorge Basket Madrid (Madrid Basketball Federation) as Head Coach of the U22 Men (Spain)

Aurimas Verbukas guided his CB Zentro San Jorge Basket Madrid side to 3rd place in the First Series A Group 1 U22 League with a 7-3 record and 1st place in the Second Series A Group A U22 League with a 5-2 record.

Josh Houghton, Joe Swindells, Jaxon Wroe, Nathan Schall, Conor Porter, Arnold Emelone, Adam Oldham, Greg Mpofu (Head Coach) – Lancashire Spinners (NBL Division Three North)

Josh Houghton, Joe Swindells, Jaxon Wroe, Nathan Schall, Conor Porter, Arnold Emelone and Adam Oldam, under the guidance of Head Coach, and former Magic and Mystics coach, Greg Mpofu, all helped Lancashire Spinners claim the NBL Division Three North championship title, with a 19-3 record, the Spinners will likely be promoted to NBL Division Two North next season and joining the Magic to rekindle the epic local rivalry once more.

Conor Porter was named in the NBL Division Three North Team of the Year.

 

Did we miss anyone out from this list? Let us know by emailing us here

In other news

Luke Gordos will join Phillips Academy in the NEPSAC USA for a post-graduate year.

Sadly due to the on-going situation around the world, FIBA have announced there will be no European Championships for Juniors (U20/U18/U16) this summer.

Congratulations to Rheanne Bailey, Holly Bryan, Mark Ferriss, Jade Bow Butters and Matt Roberts, representing the club in the North West region winners of this year's Volunteer Awards! Congratulations to everyone, and thank you for all of the work that you do. More here
 
Congratulations to Magic's Richard Bell on making the NBL D2 North team of the year, more here

 

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