May 30, 2014
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
A look at former Pitt Basketball players currently at the professional level
*Played in three games for VFL AstroStars-Bochum and averaged 8.0 points and 4.0 assists per game.
*Has also played for Jena (Germany), Metroplex (ABA), Dortmund (Germany) and Dallas (ABA).
Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA
*Named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team for the 2013-14 season.
*Played in 81 games with 20 starts for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
*Averaged 14.8 minutes, 3.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 0.7 blocks.
*Oklahoma City captured the NBA's Northwest Division title with a 59-23 overall record.
*Season-highs were 17 points and 10 rebounds in a double-double vs. Detroit in November.
*Oklahoma City is in the Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs. The winner advances to the NBA Championship.
Reno Bighorns, NBDL
*Played 31 games and started six this year for the NBDL's Reno Bighorns.
*Averaged 7.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game for Reno.
*Season highs were 20 points (1-1 3FG, 2-2 FT) and seven rebounds against Santa Cruz in March.
*Has also played professionally in Lithuania, Israel, Cyprus, Greece and Canton Charge.
Dallas Mavericks, NBA
*Started 13 and played in 78 games on the year.
*Averaged 6.4 points, 15.6 minutes, 4.7 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game. Also shooting 57 percent from the floor.
*Season-highs are 18 points vs. Orlando and Philadelphia and 18 rebounds vs. Atlanta.
*Dallas lost in the Conference Quarterfinals against Oklahoma City and ended the 2013-2014 season with a record of 49-33.
*Fourth year in the NBA.
Canton Charge, NBDL
*Started 33 and played in 40 games (32.2 minutes per game) for the NBDL's Canton Charge.
*Ranked fifth on the Charge in scoring at 12.3 points per game. Averaged 3.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game, while shooting .496 percent from the floor.
*Reached 20 or more points five times in 2013-14 and scored 24 points (3-5 3FG, 9-10 FT) in 38 minutes against Texas on Jan. 7.
*Has also played professionally in Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Turkey, Dominican Republic and with Fort Wayne of the NBDL.
Thor Thorl, Iceland
*Starting off guard for Thor Thorl in Iceland.
*Led team in scoring (24.7 ppg.) and averaged 5.9 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 22 games played for 11-11 Thor of the Dominos League.
*Also shot 50.9 (200-393) from the floor, hit 26 3-pointers and converted 83.2 percent (139-167) of his free throw attempts.
*Has also played professionally in Qatar, Poland, United Kingdom and in the NBDL.
Fuerza Regia, Mexico
*Played for Fuerza Regia in the Mexican League.
*Played in 13 games for Fuerza Regia in Monterrey, Mexico, which finished in fifth place in the LNBP standings with a 26-14 record.
*Averaged 12.5 points and shot 50 percent (43-86) while averaging 31.5 minutes per game.
*Has also played for several other teams in Argentina, several teams in the Ukraine and for the Pittsburgh Explosion.
Hamamatsu-Higashi Mikawa Phoenix. Japan
*Led his team in both scoring (16.6 ppg.), assists (4.5) and steals (1.5).
*Also hit 100 3-pointers in 53 games.
*Hamamatsu finished fourth in the Western Basketball Japan Division with a 27-25 record.
*Also played in Germany, Bosnia and with another team in Japan.
*Played the second half of the year with Hoops in Lebanon where he averaged 24.4 points and shot 41.4 percent from 3-point range in 10 games.
*His season high for Lebanon was 32 points against Homenetm Basketball Club.
*Played the first half of the season for Steaua CSM Eximbank Buceresti Basketball team in Romania.
*Averaged 9.3 points and led the team in 3-pointers made (19-41) and 3-point percentage (46.3).
*Has also played in Romania, Spain and Greece.
Artland Dragons, Germany
*Started at shooting guard for the Artland Dragons in the Germany Basketball League.
*Averaged 7.6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.
*Was one of five Americans starting for the squad.
*Artland finished in seventh place out of 18 teams in the BBL standings with a 20-14 record.
*Has also played in Italy, Turkey, Israel, Croatia and the NBDL League.
Sacramento Kings, NBA
*In 37 games with the Kings, averaged 9.6 minutes, 1.8 points, 0.6 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game.
*Season highs were 13 rebounds against Phoenix and five assists vs. Denver.
*Traded from the Toronto Raptors to the Sacramento Kings as part of a seven-player trade on December 10, 2013.
*Completed his seventh season in the NBA: Sacramento (2013-current), Toronto Raptors (2012-13), New Orleans Hornets (2010-12) and Chicago Bulls (2007-09).
*In 10 games played for Strasbourg, averaged 7.1 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.9 assists.
*Also shot 46.7 percent (21-45) from the floor.
*Strasbourg competes in the Euroleague and Eurocup.
*Season-high were 21 points and 7 rebounds two times.
*Also has played for the Dominican Republic National Team.
*Also played in Croatia, United Kingdom and for several other teams in France.
*Started at center for ALBA Berlin.
*In 39 games played, averaged 8.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and shot 53.5 percent (114-213) from the floor.
*ALBA ranked as the No. 3 team in the BBL standings at 21-7.
*Has also played in Spain and Greece.
Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg, Germany
*In 25 games for Ludwigsburg, averaged 6.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and shot 52.6 percent (61-116) from the floor in 16.6 minutes per game.
*Previously played with Gravelines in France.
*Also has played in France, Turkey and Croatia.
Winner/Kabum Limeira, Brazil
*Starting off guard for Kabum Limeira.
*In 33 games, averaged 12.9 points and 2.8 assists per game. Ranked second on the squad in both categories.
*Also converted 36.0 percent (62-172) of his 3-point attempts.
*Limeira finished fourth in the NBB standings with a 21-11 overall record.
*Has competed for the Dominican Republic national team. The head coach is former Pitt player and current USF head coach Orlando Antigua.
*Has also competed in Venezuela, Uruguay and Argentina.
BSG Grevenbroich, Germany
*Playing with BSG Grevenbroich in Germany
*Averaged 16.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game for Stjarnan in Iceland.
*Has also played the 2012-13 season with Rieker KN in Slovakia and Stjarnan (Iceland) in 2013-14.
SAM Basket El Massagno, Switzerland
*Starting center for El Massagno in Switzerland.
*Averaged 13.7 points and 8.9 rebounds in his 28 games with El Massagno.
*Also shot 56.7 percent (157-277) from the floor and blocked a team leading 1.1 shots per game..
*His season-high was 29 points (11-14 FG) and 11 rebounds vs. Neuchatel.
FC Bayern Muenchen, Germany
*Completed his first season with Bayern Muenchen in Germany, the BBL regular season champions with a 29-5 overall record.
*Averaged 7.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game. Also shot 61.3 percent (73-119) and 80.0 percent (from the free throw line).
*Also has played in Italy, France and the Dominican Republic.
Giorgo Tesi PT, Italy
*Named Most Valuable Player in the Italian SerieABeko League.
*Played in 35 games as the starting point guard for Giorgo Tesi.
*Led Giorgo Tesi with a 16.2 points, 4.7 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game averages.
*Season-high was 29 points (8-14 FG, 2-2 3FG), eight rebounds vs. V. Libertas PS.
*Also has played for the Atlanta Hawks, in France, the NBDL and for several other teams in Italy.
Ikaros Kallitheas, Greece
*Played the second half of the season with Ikaros Kallitheas in Greece, where he averaged 4.0 points and 1.6 assists per game over nine contests.
*Played the first half of the season in Turkey, eight games in his first season with Istanbul B.B.
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Sydney Kings, Australia
*Currently playing this summer for Bayamon in the Puerto Rican League.
*In 25 games, leads Bayamon in scoring (20.6 ppg.) and ranks second in rebounding (7.8 rpg.) while converting an astounding 62.5 percent of his shots (175-280).
*In the winter, played 21 games for the Sydney Kings in the Australian National Basketball League.
*Led the Kings in scoring (21.9 ppg.) and ranked second in rebounding (5.5 rpg.).
*Five-year NBA veteran: Indiana Pacers (2012-current), Philadelphia 76ers (2012-12), Memphis Grizzlies (2009-12).
Vanoli Cremona, Italy
*Played 16 games, averaged 5.9 points and 4.2 rebounds for VC.
*Vanoli Cremona competes in the SerieA League in Italy.
*Has also played in Germany, Russia, Latvia and in his home country, Lithuania.