Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Falcon Men's Basketball Players Overseas

Now that we are firmly entrenched in the off-season, I thought we might take a minute and look at a couple of former Falcon men's players who are enjoying professional careers overseas.

The first is Scott Thomas.  He received all-MAC honors at BG and scored 1,000 points for his career, along with being among the most versatile players in the program's recent history.  He is playing for the Cuxhaven BasCats in Germany's ProA league, which is their second ranked league.  (Cuxhaven is in extreme northern Germany right on the North Sea--near Hamburg, Bremen....and Denmark.

Anyway, Scott is having huge success. He is scoring 19.7 PPG and getting 6.4 rebounds.  He is shooting 59% from the field.  He is the leading scorer in the ProA league.  I hope he's enjoying the experience of living abroad as much as he is enjoying success on the floor.

The other player is Otis Polk.  When last we checked in with Otis, he was playing in England.  He has taken his game to South America in the meantime.  This story is from about a month ago and it says that Otis has resigned with Montevideo (Uruguay).  He is listed as playing at the very imposing height of 206 cm and has been succeeding down there, based on this.

In 2011-12 he opened the season with Montevideo, playing 26 games in the Uruguayan League, averaging 11.1 points, 14.1 rebounds (third in the league), and 1.8 blocks (fourth in the league) per game.

I have seen some places where it indicates Dee Brown was on a roster, but I have not been able to locate any results for him yet.  Let me know if you have some info I don't have.

Anyway, it is always good to see our players enjoying success after their college career ends.

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