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Big Ten Pro Basketball Recap: Week of Feb. 2

WNUR’s Ari Ross (@aross50) recaps the past week for former Big Ten and Northwestern basketball players in the pros.

While Northwestern has no basketball alums currently playing in the NBA, the Big Ten Conference has 30 alums playing for NBA Teams. Here’s how Big Ten basketball alums from four Big Ten schools are performing in the NBA and their best game this past week:

Iowa:
Players in the NBA:
Reggie Evans, PF, Brooklyn Nets: 2.32 PPG, 5.00 RPG, 0.18 APG
Game of the Week:
Evans had zero points on 0 of 3 shooting; two rebounds and one assist in a 120-95 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder Jan. 31.

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Minnesota:
Players in the NBA:
Kris Humphries, PF, Boston Celtics: 7.78 PPG, 5.95 RPG, 1.00 APG
Game of the Week:
Humphries had 13 points on 3 of 5 shooting (7 of 8 FT), nine rebounds and one block in a 95-94 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers Jan. 29.

Purdue:
Players in the NBA:
Carl Landry, F, Sacramento Kings: 4.62 PPG, 4.38 RPG, 0.38 APG
Robbie Hummel, F, Minnesota Timberwolves: 2.89 PPG, 2.70 RPG, 0.33 APG
E’Twaun Moore, SG, Orlando Magic: 5.85 PPG, 1.66 RPG, 1.36 APG
Game of the Week:
Moore had 13 points on 5 of 7 shooting (3 of 5 3PT), two rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block in a 113-102 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Wisconsin:
Players in the NBA:
Devin Harris, G, Dallas Mavericks: 8.57 PPG, 1.14 RPG, 3.43 APG
Greg Stiemsma, C, New Orleans Pelicans: 2.88 PPG, 4.17 RPG, 0.50 APG
Jon Leuer, PF, Memphis Grizzlies: 7.81 PPG, 4.10 RPG, 0.58 APG
Game of the Week:
Harris had 14 points on 5 of 8 shooting (0 of 2 3PT), one rebound and three assists in a 117-115 loss to the Houston Rockets Jan. 29.

Here’s how Northwestern alums are performing in professional leagues:

Mohamed Hachad, G, Fos Quest Provence Basket: 11.60 PPG, 5.60 RPG, 2.12 APG
Reggie Hearn, G, Idaho Stampede: 9.27 PPG, 4.88 RPG, 1.15 APG
Alex Marcotullio, G, Glasglow Rocks: 8.33 PPG, 3.17 RPG, 3.42 APG
John Shurna, F, FIATC Mutua Joventut: 11.94 PPG, 3.89 RPG, 0.44 APG
Michael Thompson, PG, Pau-Orthez: 11.67 PPG, 2.17 RPG, 3.33 APG
Game of the Week:
Shurna had 21 points on 7 of 12 shooting (5 of 9 3PT), four rebounds and one steal in a 93-72 win over La Bruixa d’Or Manresa Feb. 2. During his career at Northwestern, Shurna averaged 15.7 PPG (.466 FG%), 5.0 RPG, 2.3 APG, 1.0 BPG and 0.9 SPG. As a senior in 2012, Shurna was named to the All-Big Ten First Team by both the coaches and media. Coming out of high school, Shurna was a three-star recruit according to Rivals and was the No. 53 power forward according to ESPN.

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