News

We are excited to announce the signing of JOHN ROBERSON with South East Melbourne Phoenix in Australian NBL. Last season at Enisey in VTB league, John averaged 14.5ppg and 5.6apg. australiabasket.com/Australia/news…
 
 
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We are excited to announce the signing of LARRY SLAUGHTER for one more season with. Villars finished the regular season in 2nd place and lost in semi-finals of Swiss NLB playoffs. Larry averaged 19ppg & 11rpg.Last season, Villars won Swiss NLB championship.Congrats!
 
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We are excited to announce the signing of TYLOR ONGWAE for ONE MORE SEASON with BAKKEN BEARS. Congrats CHAMPS!!!
 
 
We are excited to announce the signing of JUSTIN ROBERSON with Russian Superleague 1 team, BUREVESTNIK. We want to thank FRIBOURG & COACH PETAR ALEKSIC for investing in Justin for 2 years. They won Swiss Cup & Championship & played in Champions League.
 
 
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We are excited to announce the signing of Eric Garcia with Soles in Mexico!!!
 
We are excited to announce the signing of TRORAN BROWN with Slovakian finalist, BC Prievidza. Thanks to Coach Petar Aleksic from Fribourg & Montevallo’s coach Danny Young for investing & believing in Troran. Check out his highlight:
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We are pleased to announce the signing of JAYE CROCKETT with Anibal Zahle in Lebanon. Last season, Jaye played for Le Portel in France. Here is his profile:
 
 
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We are excited to announce the signing of JAMAAR TAYLOR with Kordall Steelers in Luxembourg. His senior year at Montevallo, he averaged 24ppg and 5rpg. Here is his profile:
 
 
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We are excited to announce the signing of JUSTIN GRAY with KB Rahoveci in Kosovo. Last season with Bristol Flyers in UK Justin averaged 14ppg & 5rpg. The Kosovo league finalist, KB Rahoveci, will compete in the Balkan League as well as FIBA Europe Cup qualifiers.
 
 
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We are excited to announce re-signing of JJ DOUGLAS with Olomoucko in Czech league. This past season, they finished 3rd, & JJ was PLAYER OF THE YEAR, 1st in the league in points (20.5ppg) & efficiency (27RNK), 2nd in rebounds (9.7rpg), & 3rd in steals (1.3spg).
 
 
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LATEST SIGNINGS:

John Roberson signed a 2-year deal with French team Asvel and will compete in EuroCup and French ProA leagues. Last season, he won French ProA league, earned the MVP of French All-Star Game, and was FIBA Europe Cup finalist. In both FIBA Europe Cup and ProA competitions, John averaged 16 points and 7 assists per game with outstanding shooting percentages.

Jaye Crockett signed with Bakken Bears who will compete in qualifications for Basketball Champions League and Danish league where they won the championship and cup last year. Last season, Jaye averaged 16 points and 8 rebounds in Italian 2nd division.

Tylor Ongwae will have a tryout with Texas Legends of NBA G League. Last season, Tylor averaged 18 points and 6 rebounds for Taranaki in New Zealand and 11 points and 4 rebounds for Swedish Sodertalje in FIBA Europe Cup.

Justin Roberson signed with Massagno in Swiss top LNA league. Last season, Justin averaged 11.5 points per game for one of the league’s top teams, Fribourg Olympic.

Troran Brown signed to play for Villars in Swiss LNB league. Last season, Troran averaged 9 points per game for Fribourg Olympic.

J.J. Douglas who was NCAA II All-American last year at University of Montevallo, signed to play for Lefke in Cyprus’ North League. Last season, Lefke was the finalist and will compete for the championship again this coming season. This past summer after graduating from college, J.J. averaged 30 ppg for Sol de America in Paraguay.

Xavier Smith signed to play in Cyprus’ North League. Xavier, last year’s NAIA All-American at Oklahoma City University, will play for Girne whose coach won last two championships.

Warren Hall, NAIA II National Player of the Year last year for Warner University, will compete for the second team of the most decorated Swiss team, Fribourg Olympic.

SUMMER 2017 NEWS:

We are proud of John Roberson, Jaye Crockett, and J.J. Douglas in this summer’s The Basketball Tournament on ESPN. The players played for Matadors and beat Washington Generals in the first game. John Roberson had 17 points and hit a 3-point shot late in the game to help the team secure the win. Jaye Crockett had 12 points and was the energy guy throughout the game.

In the second game versus 2-year champions, Overseas Elite, Matadors lost by 11 points. John Roberson scored 15 points while J.J. Douglas had 17 points. Highlights of both games are below.