Hoos Playing Overseas '21

Men

Player Pos League Team
Darion Atkins PF Turkish BSL Lokman Hekim Fethiye Belediye Spor
Billy Baron SG VTB United League Zenit Saint Petersburg
Devon Hall SG German BBL Brose Baskets Bamberg
Nigel Johnson G Kosovo FBK Z Mobile Prishtina
Sylven Landesberg SG Chinese CBA Zhejiang Chouzhou
Jerome Meyinsse PF Israeli BSL Ironi Nes Ziona
Akil Mitchell PF Israeli BSL Maccabi Rishon Lezion
Jack Salt C National Team New Zealand
Marial Shayok G Turkish BSL Bursaspor
Darius Thompson G Italian Lega Basket Serie A Enel Brindisi
Mike Tobey C Spanish ACB Valencia Basket
Isaiah Wilkins F German BBL Ratiopharm Ulm

Women

Player Pos League Team
Aisha Balarabe C Kosovo Superleague Bashkimi
Sarah Imovbioh PF Spain Liga Dia Clarinos
Lisa Jablonski F Italy Serie A1 Costa Masnaga
Lyndra Littles Weaver F/C Spain Liga Dia Promete
Dominique Toussaint G Germany DBBL Freiburg
Jocelyn Willoughby F - G Israeli Liga Hapoel Petah Tikua
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Darion Atkins star of the game last night!

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Great topic @jazznutUVA , I’ve almost started it myself a few times but wasn’t sure enough people would be interested. Thanks for getting us started.

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Thanks for compiling this! I don’t think I knew that Jerome Meyinsse had left South America. His overseas career has been one of my favorite to follow over the years.

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Also, I do wonder if Justin Anderson will be the next great overseas Hoo. Don’t know if he’s planning to trying to make an NBA return next season or exactly what he’s up to, but if he doesn’t, feels like it’d be incredibly fun to watch him jamming on guys somewhere in Europe.

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I’d love JA get into coaching. Seems to be really interested in working with younger kids.

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Somebody also mentioned the other day that he seems like he’d be great to have on UVA’s staff at some point in the future if he goes down that road. Would seemingly be an awesome recruiter. He truly loves the program

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For those with DirectTV (maybe others too), channel 623 shows German BBL and Liga ACB games. Haven’t seen Isiah but have watched Tobey several times.

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I may have, hah! I think he’d be great on the staff. And he does the top 100 stuff

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I have German & UK Sky cable and I keep missing Isaiah too. :frowning: I actually drove by Ulm last month on the way to a meeting and thought about being a stalker and going to the facility to see if they were practicing, but decided to try and not get arrested by the Polizei. :smiley:

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My DirectTV guide said the game on this morning was Ratiopharm Ulm but alas it was not.

Thanks for putting this together. I’m always interested to know how our guys are doing overseas.

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He’d have to finish his degree first.

I thought I had heard on a podcast that he was working on finishing his degree online this past year though I might be mixing him up with someone else.

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Is Tobey the only one playing in Euroleague?

Italian agent signing announcement

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From this it looks like Bill Baron is as well…

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Thanks to all. This is a great update on former players. What’s Justin Anderson up to these days? He was always one of my favorites and I thought he never got a fair shot (playing time) in the NBA.

On Instagram it looks like he’s been doing workouts with a trainer. Maybe trying to make an NBA comeback. I believe he can do it. Dude is not even a year away from posterizing Giannis and is a great lockerroom presence/has Joel Embiid and Dirk vouching. for him.

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Love this thread. Didn’t realize some of these guys were still hoopin. Love it

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