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Big Ten Pro Basketball Recap: Week of Mar. 4

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:

Michigan State:
Players in the NBA:
Shannon Brown, G, San Antonio Spurs: 2.23 PPG, 1.23 RPG, 0.46 APG
Zach Randolph, PF, Memphis Grizzlies: 17.29 PPG, 10.32 RPG, 2.52 APG
Alan Anderson, G/F, Brooklyn Nets: 7.86 PPG, 2.25 RPG, 1.18 APG
Draymond Green, PF, Golden State Warriors: 5.38 PPG, 4.57 RPG, 1.60 APG
Game of the Week:
Randolph had 23 points on 11 of 17 shooting (1 of 2 FT), 14 rebounds, four steals and three assists in a 110-96 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers March 1.

Wisconsin:
Players in the NBA:
Devin Harris, G, Dallas Mavericks: 7.68 PPG, 1.84 RPG, 4.00 APG
Greg Stiemsma, C, New Orleans Pelicans: 2.89 PPG, 4.28 RPG, 0.61 APG
Jon Leuer, PF, Memphis Grizzlies: 7.12 PPG, 3.85 RPG, 0.56 APG
Game of the Week:
Stiemsma had 10 points on 5 of 7 shooting, seven rebounds and one block in a 108-76 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers March 1.

Penn State:
International players:
Mooch Jackson, G, Limeira: 19.09 PPG, 3.78 RPG, 2.22 APG
Greg Stevenson, SF, Ulsan Mobis Phoebus: 14.57 PPG, 5.65 RPG, 2.35 APG
Jeff Brooks, F, Pasta Reggia JuveCaserta: 14.09 PPG, 6.68 RPG, 1.45 APG
Brandon Hassell, F/C, Eco Orebro: 13.87 PPG, 7.97 RPG, 1.13 APG
Game of the Week:
Brooks had 25 points on 11 of 11 shooting (3 of 3 3PT), five rebounds, three assists and three steals in a 76-57 win over Sidigas Avellino March 2.

Minnesota:
Players in the NBA:
Kris Humphries, PF, Boston Celtics: 8.04 PPG, 5.67 RPG, 0.96 APG
Game of the Week:
Humphries had 18 points on 7 of 15 shooting (4 of 5 FT), 10 rebounds, two blocks and two assists in a 102-97 loss to the Indiana Pacers.

Here’s how Northwestern alums are performing in the leagues as well:

Northwestern:
International Players:
Mohamed Hachad, G, Fos Quest Provence Basket: 12.03 PPG, 5.60 RPG, 2.20 APG
Reggie Hearn, G, Idaho Stampede: 9.35 PPG, 4.77 RPG, 1.13 APG
Alex Marcotullio, G, Glasglow Rocks: 8.18 PPG, 3.18 RPG, 3.06 APG
John Shurna, F, FIATC Mutua Joventut: 12.05 PPG, 3.71 RPG, 0.62 APG
Michael Thompson, PG, Pau-Orthez: 11.95 PPG, 2.24 RPG, 3.29 APG
Game of the Week:
Shurna had 20 points on 6 of 10 shooting (4 of 6 3PT), four rebounds and three assists in a 95-73 win over Blancos de Rueda Valladolid. Shurna came to Northwestern from Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn, Ill. Shurna ranks No. 1 in Northwestern history in scoring (2,038 points), games played (130) and blocked shots (136), and No. 2 in games started (128), field goals (704) and minutes played (4,132). Shurna was the 2012 Big Ten scoring champion and a three time All-Big Ten conference selection.

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