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Username Post: Bison in Europe        (Topic#25898)
Bison137 
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01-19-22 10:48 PM - Post#333756    

Updates on some Bison playing overseas:

Zach Thomas (Finland, top division) 17 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 60% on twos, 44% on threes, 29 mpg.

Nana Foulland (France 2nd division): 10.5 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 65% on twos, 22 mpg.

Stephen Brown (German, top division): 12 ppg, 5.4 apg, 46% on twos, 34% on threes, 29 mpg.

Nate Sestina (Turkey, top division); 10 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 45.5% on twos, 54% on threes, 22 mpg.

Kimbal Mackenzie (England, tp division): 9 ppg, 2.8 apg, 53% on twos, 44% on threes, 21 mpg.



Note: Games in Europe are 40 minutes.




 
Bison54 
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Re: Bison in Europe
01-19-22 11:36 PM - Post#333760    
    In response to Bison137

Sigh. What a bunch of solid players. What used to be.


 
MrPhillie 
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01-20-22 07:07 AM - Post#333764    
    In response to Bison54

Thanks for the update, 137. Glad to see these players having success.

 
Bison54 
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06-27-22 06:11 PM - Post#342718    
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Congrats to Zach Thomas '18, who has signed with the Norrköping Dolphins, the two-time defending champions in Sweden's top league. (From the MBB tweet)


 
nitlion 
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06-27-22 07:08 PM - Post#342725    
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Ellie Mack back at Bucknell today, we had a nice talk, she was heading up to visit the Women’s staff,,, next stop Spain , some professional basketball, worked out just right, the young Bison girl players came by, while Ellie was in the lobby, they had a chance to meet one of the best…

 
Bison54 
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06-28-22 07:53 AM - Post#342731    
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More alumni news as Stephen Brown '18 is headed back to France and FOS Provence, according to @EurobasketNews. Good luck Stephen! #rayBucknell #BisonFamily


 
HuskyColonial 
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06-28-22 10:10 AM - Post#342744    
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I can’t imagine how wonderful to be young, getting paid well to play the sport you love in a foreign country, and knowing when you’re done you’ve got a degree from an outstanding institution.

 
Bison89 
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07-03-22 02:39 PM - Post#342929    
    In response to HuskyColonial

Amen to that!!!
New season, new team, new dream . . .


 
jkrun80 
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07-04-22 08:09 PM - Post#342946    
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Nate Sestina is playing on the Kings' summer league team and has signed to play in Turkey.
https://twitter.com/AC__Hoops/status/1543 397619736...

 
Bison89 
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07-05-22 11:28 AM - Post#342960    
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Which Turkish team will Sestina play on if he does not catch on with an NBA team?
New season, new team, new dream . . .


 
BisonRoadWarrior 
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07-05-22 01:36 PM - Post#342963    
    In response to Bison89

  • Bison89 Said:
Which Turkish team will Sestina play on if he does not catch on with an NBA team?


Turk Telekom Basketball Club of the Turkish Basketball Super League
https://247sports.com/college/kentucky/Arti cle/ken...

 
Bison137 
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07-06-22 06:32 PM - Post#342989    
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  • jkrun80 Said:
Nate Sestina is playing on the Kings' summer league team and has signed to play in Turkey.
https://twitter.com/AC__Hoops/status/1543 397619736...




Nate played in two of their three games, averaging 17:30 mpg. Averaged 5 ppg, 4 rpg, and 2 apg.




 
Bison89 
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07-08-22 04:13 PM - Post#343077    
    In response to BisonRoadWarrior

  • BisonRoadWarrior Said:
  • Bison89 Said:
Which Turkish team will Sestina play on if he does not catch on with an NBA team?


Turk Telekom Basketball Club of the Turkish Basketball Super League
https://247sports.com/college/kentucky/Arti cle/ken...



Any idea of what salaries are like in that league?
New season, new team, new dream . . .


 
Bison137 
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Bison in Europe
07-08-22 05:42 PM - Post#343082    
    In response to Bison89

Turkey is generally considered to be the second best league in Europe, and it has some of the higher salaries. Here is one website's estimate of the average salary range in the top leagues for experienced players, although I think a lot more are closer to the lower end. And subs/inexperienced players make a lot less than that.

Spain . ACB . $250k-500k/season
Turkey . BCL . 250k-500k/season
Russia . VTB United . 200k-450k/season
Italy . Serie A . 180k-350k/season
Greece . Greek A1 . 60k-250k/season
Germany . BBL . 100k-350k/season
Israel . Premier L. . 80k-250k/season
France . LNB Pro A . 80k-200k/season


One thing to remember is that many contracts in Europe are not guaranteed. A player can be cut, without pay, if he underperforms or gets hurt.


FYI, here is one site's evaluation of the top 20 leagues in Europe:

TOP Tier

Liga ACB (Spain) - 1,186 points
Basketbol Süper Ligi (Turkey) - 754 points
VTB United League (RUS, BLR, KAS) - 586 points
Lega Basket Serie A (Italy) - 547 points
LNB Pro A (France) - 486 points
Basketball Bundesliga (Germany) - 464 points
Greek Basket League (Greece) - 376 points
ABA League (SRB, CRO, SLO, MNE, BIH) - 320 points
Lietuvos krepšinio lyga (Lithuania) - 241 points
Ligat HaAl (Israel) - 240 points

2nd Tier

BNXT-BEL (Belgium) - 120 points
Polish Basketball League (Poland) - 87 points
National Basketball League (Czech Republic) - 76 points
Nemzeti Bajnokság 1/A (Hungary) - 69 points
Liga Na?ional? (Romania) - 66 points
BNXT-NED (Netherlands) - 65 points
EstLat Basketball League (Estonia, Latvia) - 63 points
Basketligaen (Denmark) - 63 points
ABA League 2 (ABA 2nd tier, MNE, SRB, BIH, MKD, CRO, SLO) - 53 points
Balkan International League (ISR, BUL, MKD, MNE) - 51 points




 
Scotty-14 
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07-09-22 12:49 AM - Post#343089    
    In response to Bison137

Nana has recently retired from Pro Basketball. Interesting to see what his next journey will be. Very impressive young man.

 
jkrun80 
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07-10-22 06:47 PM - Post#343102    
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According to Eurobasket, Zach will be playing in Sweden and Stephen in France. Does anyone know what Kimbal is doing this year?

 
Bison54 
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07-10-22 08:12 PM - Post#343107    
    In response to jkrun80

Played for the Leicester Riders in Great Britan this past year, 22-2 regular season an 5-0 in playoffs, which apparently ended in May. Kimball's minutes were down in the playoffs, but he had lots of playing time in all games Not clear what he is doing next year.


https://www.proballers.com/basketball/player/727 37...


 
Scotty-14 
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07-25-22 06:09 PM - Post#343530    
    In response to Bison54

Nana will be joining the OKC Thunder as a Player Development Coach per Twitter. Fitting role for the hardworking young man, should have lots of success.

 
BisonRoadWarrior 
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07-25-22 09:59 PM - Post#343534    
    In response to Scotty-14

  • Scotty-14 Said:
Nana will be joining the OKC Thunder as a Player Development Coach per Twitter. Fitting role for the hardworking young man, should have lots of success.

I believe you, but odd that I can't find any tweet on that. I wonder if it was deleted.

 
Scotty-14 
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07-26-22 06:22 PM - Post#343556    
    In response to BisonRoadWarrior

If you look at his Twitter likes, he has liked/RTd multiple OKC Thunder posts. Also confirmed with another ex-player that he will indeed be going to OKC, similar role as DJ had with 76ers, now Celtics

 
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