Men’s Basketball Alumni in the Pros Update – UTRGV Athletics - Techy Hunters


Monday, September 20, 2021

Men’s Basketball Alumni in the Pros Update – UTRGV Athletics

RIO GRANDE VALLEY – There are currently at least 15 players who previously played for the UTRGV men’s basketball team actively playing professional basketball. Here is an update on home some of them are doing, courtesy of Eurobasket:
Luis Valera (2008-10) scored 17 points with 10 rebounds to lead Guadalajara to an 83-81 season-opening victory over Guimar in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) on Saturday.
Isaiah Fontaine (2018-20) grabbed four rebounds as Atleticos fell to de San German 113-95 in the Puerto Rican BSN. Fontaine has played in 11 games so far.
Other former UTRGV players, who play in pro basketball:
Brian Burrell (2006-08) played for Team Toronto in the Eurobasket S. League last season
Johnny Crnogorac (2017-19) plays for Albury Wodonga Bandits in the Australian NBL1 South
Shaquille Hines (2012-16) played for DEAC in Hungarian A Division last season
Jordan Jackson (2017-20) signed with Ginásio C.F. Basketball in Portugal’s Proliga
Janari Joesaar (2014-15) signed with Medi Bayreuth in the German BBL
Xavier McDaniel Jr. (2016-18) played for Seattle Mountaineers in the ABA last season
Perry Petty (2010-11) plays for Gorgan in the Iranian Superleague
Tyson Smith (2018-19) played for Orbi in Georgian A League last season
Lew Stallworth (2015-18) played for Timisoara in Romanian Liga Nationala last season
Paull Stoll (2006-08) plays for Fuerza Regia de Monterrey of the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional
Lauri Toivonen (2011-14) played for Nokia in Finnish Korisliiga last season
Lesley Varner Jr. (2016-20) signed with UBSC Raiffeisen Graz in the Austrian BSL
Terry Winn III (2017-19) plays for Tampa Bay Titans in the TBL
Note: The list above includes only some of the alumni currently playing in pro basketball. For the full list, click here.

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