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Daniel Giddens signed in Japan in their 3rd Division a week ago. Don't quote me but I believe that's semipro or something of that nature. Doesn't appear this league is eligible for promotion into the first two divisions. Foreigners will probably get an okay salary, but it's not great competition. Giddens averaged 6 and 5 in Switzerland last couple years which isn't a strong league at all, but hey he's getting to travel the world.
 

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he's been playing well this summer league, hope he gets a 2 way at least.
Anthony Lamb has started in Summer League for the Pistons, has gotten good minutes, has been put on the court for defensive purposes at the end of the last game, does not seem to have the explosiveness to create but does a lot of the little things well consistently: defends the the , shuts off cutting lanes, blocks out, rebounds, drives and kicks out to outside shooters, etc. I still don’t think he has what it takes to earn minutes with the ‘big boys’ but he is probably earning a decent paycheck while pursuing his dream.
 

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Anthony Lamb has started in Summer League for the Pistons, has gotten good minutes, has been put on the court for defensive purposes at the end of the last game, does not seem to have the explosiveness to create but does a lot of the little things well consistently: defends the the , shuts off cutting lanes, blocks out, rebounds, drives and kicks out to outside shooters, etc. I still don’t think he has what it takes to earn minutes with the ‘big boys’ but he is probably earning a decent paycheck while pursuing his dream.
Did you mean Rockets? Otherwise, you might be watching the wrong player :ROFLMAO:
 

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If that's true, he's going to be playing in Euro Cup and the Adriatic League. Not as strong as the ACB, but, the Euro Cup is a big deal, and if he plays well in that and in the Adriatic league, he's going to be very well set up in the future playing at least in Euro Cup or even EuroLeague for the foreseeable future, and those guys tend to make a lot of money in their careers going from team to team.


You can click around on the rosters of some of those teams. NBA draft picks, former NBA players, and lots of former high level college guys, not to mention plenty of good European players.
 

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Just so the non-UVM fans don't feel left out here are some other confirmed moves for alums in 2022-23:

- Akwasi Yeboah (Stony Brook) signed with Darüşşafaka in Turkey's top flight. Notable for having David Blatt coach them at one point, plus guys like Brad Wanamaker have played for them before. (Link). They play in the FIBA Basketball Champions League this year (FIBA's equivalent of the EuroLeague)

- Jameel Warney (Stony Brook) re-upped with his Korean team (Link)

- Tanner Leissner (UNH) is headed back to the Basketball Bundesliga signing with Baskets Oldenburg (Link)

- Joe Cremo (Albany) signed with CB Tizona which is the Spanish 3rd Division (Link)

- Sergio El Darwich (Maine) moves to Sagasse in Lebanon (Link)

- Danny Evans (Maine) heads to the Cheshire Phoenix of the BBL in the UK (Link)

- Xavier Pollard (Maine) takes the step to the French 2nd Division with Antibes Sharks (Link)

Also, The Basketball Tournament starts tomorrow and the AE representation is as follows:

Peter Kiss (Bryant) - Air Raiders (Texas Tech Alumni)
Four McGlynn (Vermont) - B1 Ballers
Jason Siggers (Albany) - Bleed Green (North Texas Alumni)
Christian Lutete (Lowell) - Fort Wayne Champs
Issac Vann (Maine) - Mental Toughness
Mustafaa Jones (Hartford) - NG Saints
Justin Edwards (Maine) - Purple & Black (Kansas State Alumni)
Devine Eke (Maine) - Skip to My Lou (Rafer Alston's Team)
Pancake Thomas (Hartford) - The Enchantment (New Mexico Alumni)
Juan Rodriguez (Stony Brook) - The Nerd Team
Aaron Calixte (Maine) YGC (Marcus Smart Team)

Also, notable the GM of Defeat Diabetes is an Albany alum, and Albany's EJ Gallup is the head coach of the Floyd Mayweather-backed and Jimmer Fredette-featuring Money Team. For Vermont connection, the team Armored Athlete which is run by guys who grew up in Southern Vermont is now called Friday Beers, which is a social media site. Also, St. Mike's Mike Holton is on team Mental Toughness, and Jake Brown who played at Middlebury and is an assistant at Columbia is the GM/assistant coach of HBCUnited. He was an assistant at Howard before Columbia.
 

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🤪 that would be an ‘oops’ on my part. Meant the Rockets.
The latest review re Lamb during Summer League….I agree and think he is overdue to try his hand overseas. Give it up, Anthony.
Anthony Lamb

“Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Bio: 6-foot-6 forward, 24 years old, 2 years of NBA experience, unrestricted free agent

Statistics: 3 points (31.6% FG, 21.4% on 3-pointers), 3.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists in 17.0 minutes

Grade: F

Takeaways: Let’s be blunt: Even in a small sample, a 24-year-old player with NBA experience in two different seasons shouldn’t have looked this bad versus summer league competition. Higgins and the staff clearly lost confidence in Lamb as summer league progressed, as evidenced by him playing fewer minutes and losing his starting role.

The Rockets can and should get a player with more upside for a two-way contract slot (what Lamb had in 2021-22) next season.”
 

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Jamar Wilson (Albany '07) has retired after 15 years in Europe
 

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Jamar Wilson (Albany '07) has retired after 15 years in Europe
Congrats to him on such a long career. Hopefully he was able to set himself up for some financial stability for the rest of his life.
 

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Albany's David Nichols signs in French ProB (second division) with AMBS:


He was in the Belgian/Dutch league and teammates with UVM's Payton Henson last season.
 

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Hopefully he does well and can move up. The spanish 3rd league is not a good league.
Frankly, that's probably as good as it will get for him. Powell doesn't have much of the desired skill set that's attractive to higher-level leagues. That and you have to be really really good to break through into those leagues and stay. The Spanish 3rd division is a good enough spot for decent low major/D2 college players to land, which Powell was. Guys like Darren Payen played there for a season or two before basically calling it quits on the playing career (Payen played part-time in the TBL, the league Will Brown coaches in for the team in Connecticut this past season though). And, Cartagena is on the Mediterranean coast so for him a year of living there and getting to play some basketball is a nice reward before having to seek traditional employment.
 

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I'd be curious to know of any ball park salary/comp estimates for Benny, Davis and Powell and how they might compare to each other as well as TBH, Henson and Daniel Giddens.

Is there any update on Stef Smith? It will be interesting to see if Benny lands in a better spot by summer's end.
 
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