While Chris Warren and Zach Graham were leading the way in Oxford this past season, Ole Miss Hoops displayed quite a presence in the global basketball community, as well. With most of the overseas hoops seasons now concluded, we decided to update all you fans on how our former Rebels are doing professionally.
In 2010-11, there were 11 former Ole Miss players competing professionally in 12 different countries. Among them was Terrico White of the NBA's Detroit Pistons, the Bulgarian League's Player of the Year Aaron Harper, All-Germany first teamer Derrick Allen and All-Hungary first teamer Bam Doyne. Additionally, former Rebel Elston Turner was an assistant coach with the NBA's Houston Rockets.
Below is a complete list of former Rebels in professional basketball in 2010-11.
Notes: 10.9 ppg, 5.2 apg (2nd in league)
Team: ALBA Berlin
Notes: First team All-Germany, All-Import Team; 13.0 ppg, 4.1 rpg; helped ALBA to 24-10 record, runner-up in playoff finals
Team: CE CIP Lleida, Limoges CSP Elite
League/Country: Spain, France
Notes: 11.4 ppg, 9.2 rpg (2nd in Spanish league)
Team: Charleville-Mezieres, Falco-Szova
League/Country: France, Hungary
Notes: First team All-Hungary, All-Import Team; 21.8 ppg (2nd in league), 5.2 rpg
Team: Academica de Coimbra
Notes: Second team All-Portugal; 18.2 ppg (4th in league), 9.0 rpg (4th in league); helped Academica to 16-6 record
Team: Levski Sofia
Notes: Bulgaria Player of the Year, Forward of the Year, Import of the Year; 23.6 ppg (league’s top scorer), 5.5 rpg, 3.0 apg; helped Levski Sofia to 22-6 record, league runner-up
Team: Marousi BC, Quebradillas Pirates
League/Country: Greece, Puerto Rico
Notes: 11.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg (Greece); 13.0 ppg, 4.7 rpg (Puerto Rico)
Team: Quebec City Kebs
League/Country: Professional Basketball League (PBL)
Notes: Played in one game
Team: Houston Rockets
Notes: Assistant coach
Team: Detroit Pistons
Notes: Injured in preseason, DNP as a rookie
Team: Walter Tigers Tuebingen
Notes: 7.7 ppg, 4.8 rpg
Team: Leicester City Riders
League/Country: United Kingdom
Notes: 9.1 ppg, 5.6 rpg
Note: Information collected from NBA.com and Eurobasket.com.