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Jaleen Smith looks like he's going back to Germany, to play for its best team in Alba Berlin, and in EuroLeague. That'd make him by far the AE alum competing at the highest level outside the states. The Suns who he's playing summer league with have 14 guys under contract so it was going to be tough to latch on. But, do well for a year or so at Alba, and that could lead to getting some guaranteed money from an NBA team down the line.
 

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Got to say that Anthony Lamb is getting lots of playing time in summer league. Started last night. He is certainly not lighting it up offensively but is quietly holding his own. With The Rockets in significant building mode and having brought in a bunch of talent in the draft I will be curious to see if he finds a home there. Playing lots of SF.
Congratulations Anthony! Couldn't happen to someone with a higher character or moral compass. Maybe he'll get signed by the Trail Blazers and can be coached by Chauncey Billups. They seem to have a lot in common!
 

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I’m not going to weigh in on all of the other stuff, but from purely a basketball perspective Anthony looked AWFUL last night. By far the worst game I’ve ever seen him play. 6 turnovers and they were all BAD turnovers. He looked pretty good in their previous game, but in this one I don’t even know to describe it. Just didn’t belong out there offensively. Maybe it was an off night, but If he plays like that in their final two summer league games I can’t imagine the Rockets are going to give him a chance again. Defensively he held his own, but his turnovers and shooting were both so poor that it was hard to even see the good in his game last night.
 

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@VTHSIC on twitter pointing out a fun fact: Clancy Rugg is playing for Luxembourg in the 2023 FIBA WC pre-qualifiers. They were originally eliminated in the first round (finishing 3rd in a group with Iceland, Slovakia, and Kosovo), but when Austria withdrew they were advanced to the second round of pre-qualifying, where they are currently 0-2 (a nine-point loss to Portugal and a 50-point utter annihilation at the hands of Sweden)
 

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Looks like Smith also is having workouts with the Sixers: Jaleen Smith working out with the Jazz and the Sixers

He has Zalgiris in Lithuania interested in him too. They're a EuroLeague permanent team, but they might be looking to bring in former NBA guard Emanuel Mudiay: Zalgiris reportedly close to signing Emmanuel Mudiay

Either way, pretty cool for Jaleen.
What is even cooler about Jalen’s story is that he took the step up to the team from Germany on a non guaranteed 30 day deal to show he belonged. When you turn that into league MVP that’s the bet on yourself mentality. As for TBH, I am sure he could maneuver and push to go to summer league and get potentially a 2 way or even an Ex 10. But at this juncture you are weighing money differences etc. The timing of the NBA summer league and the start of the Euro season creates so many conflicts that kids have to take a solid Euro offer that may not be there after summer league.
 

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Four games into Spanish league system and Rio Breogan is 3-1, with the sole loss to Barcelona.

Debut vs Tenerife: 8p/5a/1r, 23:19 played, 92-73 win. 4-7 from 2, 0-3 from 3, no FTs.
Second game vs San Pablo Burgos: 20p/3a/2r, 22:59 played, 87-62 win, 5-7 from 2, 3-5 from 3, and made his lone FT.
Third game vs Barcelona: 11p/4a/2r, 29:36 played, 78-69 loss. 4-8 from 2, 1-2 from 3.
Fourth game vs Betis: 11p/11a/3r, 33:08 played, 97-65 win. 4-9 from 2, 1-3 from 3, no FTs.

Overall averaging 12.5 points so far (second on the team only behind Džanan Musa), along with 5.8 assists, 2 boards, and a steal. Shooting 50% from the field and 39% from 3 though he isn't getting to the line much.

The ACB League has highlights of every game, so here's the Betis game, including TBH with a nice assist out of a double team and a slick behind the back pass for a 3...but also him getting utterly rejected lol.

 

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Here's a comprehensive list of AE schools alums currently under contract. It's still early so it could change. Still things like NBA rosters being finalized, plus the G-League Draft which a few AE guys could be picked in potentially. For example, Malik Ellison's deal with the College Park Skyhawks (Atlanta's G-League team) isn't official. Also, you have some guys who might get deals that haven't yet (Anthony Tarke, one-time NJIT player, who ended up at Coppin State via UTEP was just waived by the Pistons, plus lots of others who were playing pro ball in 2021 and don't have deals yet). I'll try my best. It's harder now that Eurobasket dot com put the alumni sections under a paywall, so you have to go through rosters by year. I only went back to 2010 (adding those pre-2010 as I find them). I figure that most guys older than that aren't playing, but I could be wrong, so I might miss a few.

Also, just to note not all countries basketball are equal. There are powerhouse teams in some nations where the rest of the league is pretty weak, or there are solid leagues across the board. Also, sometimes depending on the league the 2nd and 3rd divisions are semi-pro or amateur.


Albany

Jamar Wilson - Kataja (Finland 1st)
Jason Siggers - Maccabi Raanana (Israel 2nd)
Evan Singletary - Odessa (Ukraine 1st)
Joe Cremo - Zornotza (Spain 3rd)
David Nichols - Belfius Mons (Belgium 1st) - FIBA Champions League
Travis Charles - Solent Kestrels (United Kingdom 2nd)
Ahmad Clark - KK Feniks (North Macedonia 1st)
Romani Hansen - Pyrinto (Finland 1st)

Binghamton

Nick Mandray - WKK Wroclaw (Poland 2nd)
Thomas Bruce - Sentjur (Slovenia 1st)
Richard Caldwell - Koblenz (Germany 3rd)

Hartford

John Carroll - Albacete (Spain 3rd)
Pancake Thomas - Apollon Patras (Greece 1st)
Andrew Ramirez - Copenhagen (Denmark 1st)
Romain Boxus - Leuven (Belgium 1st)


Maine

Troy Barnies - Mykolaiv (Ukraine 1st)
Alasdair Fraser - Glasgow (United Kingdom 1st)
Justin Edwards - SC Derby (Montenegro 1st)
Xavier Pollard - KTE-Duna (Hungary 1st)
Jonathan Mesghna - Hamm (Germany 4th)
Til Gloger - Rostock (Germany 2nd)
Devine Eke - Palencia (Spain 2nd)
Issac Vann - NH Ostrava (Czech Republic 1st)
Danny Evans - Villarrobledo (Spain 3rd)
Dusan Majstorovic - Novi Pazar (Serbia 1st)
Isaiah White - Handlova (Slovakia 1st)
Sergio El Darwich - Beruit Club (Lebanon 1st)
Vilgot Larsson - BC Lulea (Sweden 1st)
Nedelijko Prijovic - Sloboda U. (Serbia 1st)

NJIT

Rob Ukawuba - La Antigua (Spain 4th)

Stony Brook

Jameel Warney - Seoul SK Knights (South Korea 1st)
Roland Nyama - Nuernberg (Germany 2nd)
Jakub Petras - Kolin (Czech Republic 1st)
Akwasi Yeboah - St-Chamond (France 2nd)

Lowell

Akeem Williams - Saint Vallier (France 2nd)
Christian Lutete - Kobrat (Finland 1st)

UMBC

KJ Jackson - CSM Steaua (Romania 1st)

UNH

Eric Gilchrese - Baerum Basket (Norway 1st)
Jaleen Smith - ALBA Berlin (Germany 1st) - Euroleague
Tanner Leissner - BC Rytas (Lithuania 1st) - FIBA Champions League

Vermont

Clancy Rugg - Esch (Luxembourg 1st)
Four McGlynn - Sentjur (Slovenia 1st)
Trae Bell-Haynes - Breogan (Spain 1st)
Payton Henson - Belfius Mons (Belgium 1st) - FIBA Champions League
Anthony Lamb - Houston Rockets (NBA)
Daniel Giddens - Neuchatel (Switzerland 1st)
 

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So… Maine, perennially one of the worst teams in the conference, has produced the most “pro’s”, in the world…. Nice little recruiting angle to throw at their recruits…
Maine has never had a problem getting talent to Orono. The majority of them didn't stick around for 4 years and/or there was a coach that just couldn't get the job done.
 

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Me thinks it is time for Anthony to let go of this NBA dream and look internationally.
I think this will be the season that informs his decision most. If my 30-second study in NBA roster and contract rules is accurate, he'll receive the minimum guaranteed amount from his two-way deal (figure inconclusive, but possibly as much as half of the league minimum if I'm interpreting things correctly?) and probably head off to Rio Grande Valley in the G-League (Rockets retain his G-League rights). I believe the G-League is back to a 50-game schedule. So he'll probably get a chance to play a full pro regular season. By the end of the year he should have a good idea whether he still has a shot at latching on to a NBA roster, or whether it's possible to pursue other long-term options that may be more lucrative.
 

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I guess that being "waived" means the Lamb's contract was completely cancelled. Europe? Who knows?
This is true, by waiving him the Rockets get out of his contract (with some compensation). But I believe RGV still has his "rights" in the G-League, which is in a way right of first refusal that remains regardless of his contract ending with the Rockets. I think they can trade those rights, or perhaps there is a "release" of those rights of some kind that would free him up to join another G-League team without a transaction. But I've seen NBA teams sign-and-waive guys right before the start of the season specifically so that their G-League affiliates can have the rights to these players. Someone who follows the NBA more closely can probably clear this up.

Looking at the RGV invites it does appear they have 4 "affiliate" players on the roster, which is the max one NBA team can have. I don't know how transferrable that status is.

Did he realize the NBA wasn't happening, and is headed overseas? Is he sticking with the G-League, just elsewhere? Something else entirely? We'll see.
 
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