WNUR’s Ari Ross (@aross50) recaps the past week and season so far for former Northwestern basketball players in the pros.
While Northwestern has no alumni playing in the NBA, there are five alums playing either in the NBA D-League or overseas.
Here’s how they preformed this past week in their respective leagues:
Mohamed Hachad, G, Fos Ouest Provence Basket, French Ligue Nationale de Basket Pro B, Northwestern Class of 2006
Jan 17: 14 points on 4 of 12 shooting (3 of 8 3PT), 11 rebounds, two assists and two steals in a loss to BC Souffelweyersheim
Season Averages: 11.24 PPG (.431 FG%), 5.71 RPG, 2.10 APG, 1.76 SPG, 0.10 BPG
Reggie Hearn, G, Idaho Stampede, NBA Development League, Northwestern Class of 2013
Jan 18: 19 points on 6 of 11 shooting (2 of 5 3PT), six rebounds and two steals in a win over the Santa Cruz Warriors.
Season Averages: 9.57 PPG (.389 FG%), 5.00 RPG, 1.14 APG, 1.00 SPG, 0.29 BPG
Alex Marcotullio, G, Glasgow Rocks, British Basketball League, Northwestern Class of 2013
Jan 10: 0 points on 0 of 2 shooting (0 of 2 3PT), three rebounds, four assists and one steal in a win over the Birmingham Knights.
Season Averages: 9.40 PPG (.360 FG%), 3.50 RPG, 3.50 APG, 0.90 SPG, 0.10 BPG
Michael Thompson, PG, Pau-Orthez, French Ligue Nationale de Basket Pro A, Northwestern Class of 2011
Jan 13: 10 points on 4 of 11 shooting (1 of 6 3PT), one rebound, one assist and one steal in a loss to Charlon-Sur-Saone.
Season Averages: 11.33 PPG (.444 FG%), 1.93 RPG, 3.53 APG, 0.73 SPG, 0.00 BPG
John Shurna, F, FIATC Mutua Joventut, Spanish Liga ACB, Northwestern Class of 2012
Jan 18: 11 points on 4 of 10 shooting (3 of 6 3PT), four rebounds, one steal and one assist in a loss to Cajasol Banca Civica.
Season Averages: 11.25 PPG (.405 FG%), 3.56 RPG, 0.44 APG, 0.75 SPG, 0.31 BPG
Player of the Week:
Reggie Hearn. Hearn scored 19 points along with six rebounds and two steals in a 119-118 overtime win over the Santa Cruz Warriors. Down 118-117, Hearn hit a layup with less then three seconds left, after the Stampede stole the inbounds, to win the game. Hearn shot 6 of 11 from the field including 2 of 5 from beyond the arc and 5 of 6 free throws. For the season Hearn is averaging 9.57 PPG, 5.00 RPG, 1.14 APG, 1.00 SPG and 0.29 BPG. Hearn went undrafted in the 2013 NBA Draft after walking on at Northwestern.