Big Ten Pro Basketball Recap: Week of Feb. 10

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 overseas and their best game this past week:

International players:
Toney McCray, G, Toros: 18.67 PPG, 10.40 RPG, 2.60 APG
Ryan Anderson, G, Ottawa Skyhawks: 18.47 PPG, 8.06 RPG, 3.91 APG
Brandon Ubel, PF, Brussels Basketball: 17.84 PPG, 8.11 RPG, 1.21 APG
Quincy Hankins-Cole, F, Kauhajoen Karhu: 15.12 PPG, 8.24 RPG, 1.94 APG
Game of the Week:
McCray had 27 points on 11 of 18 shooting (3 of 8 3PT), six rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in a 108-94 loss to Huracanes de Tampico.

Michigan State:
Players in the NBA:
Shannon Brown, G, San Antonio Spurs: 1.80 PPG, 1.40 RPG, 0.88 APG
Zach Randolph, PF, Memphis Grizzlies: 17.50 PPG, 10.46 RPG, 2.65 APG
Alan Anderson, G/F, Brooklyn Nets: 8.49 PPG, 2.49 RPG, 1.16 APG
Draymond Green, PF, Golden State Warriors: 5.04 PPG, 4.39 RPG, 1.53 APG
Game of the Week:
Randolph had 25 points on 10 of 16 shooting (5 of 8 FT), nine rebounds, four assists and one block in a 110-96 loss to the Dallas Mavericks Feb. 5.

Players in the NBA:

(AP Photo/John Raoux)

(AP Photo/John Raoux)

Eric Gordon, G, New Orleans Pelicans: 15.77 PPG, 2.79 RPG, 3.26 APG
Victor Oladipo, G, Orlando Magic: 13.96 PPG, 4.43 RPG, 4.00 APG
Cody Zeller, F, Charlotte Bobcats: 5.08 PPG, 3.96 RPG, 1.06 APG
Game of the Week:
Oladipo had 23 points on 8 of 18 shooting (6 of 7 FT), four rebounds, four assists and two steals in a 93-92 win over the Indiana Pacers Feb. 9.

Penn State:
International players:
Mooch Jackson, G, Limeira: 19.43 PPG, 3.76 RPG, 2.10 APG
Greg Stevenson, SF, Ulsan Mobis Phoebus: 14.64 PPG, 5.83 RPG, 2.19 APG
Talor Battle, G, Belfius Mons-Hainaut: 13.89 PPG, 3.11 RPG, 2.86 APG
Brandon Hassell, F/C, Eco Orebro: 13.74 PPG, 7.81 RPG, 1.22 APG
Game of the Week:
Jackson had 33 points on 12 of 16 shooting (4 of 6 3PT), three rebounds and two steals in a 99-84 win over Universo Goiania.

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

International Players:
Mohamed Hachad, G, Fos Quest Provence Basket: 12.00 PPG, 5.52 RPG, 2.11 APG
Reggie Hearn, G, Idaho Stampede: 9.27 PPG, 4.88 RPG, 1.15 APG
Alex Marcotullio, G, Glasglow Rocks: 7.85 PPG, 3.08 RPG, 3.23 APG
John Shurna, F, FIATC Mutua Joventut: 11.94 PPG, 3.89 RPG, 0.44 APG
Michael Thompson, PG, Pau-Orthez: 11.53 PPG, 2.11 RPG, 3.42 APG
Game of the Week:
Hachad had 17 points on 6 of 12 shooting (2 of 4 3PT), five rebounds, three assists and one steal in a 80-70 loss to Aix Maurienne Savoie Basket. For the season, Hachad is averaging 12.00 PPG (.430 FG%), 5.52 RPG, 2.11 APG, 1.52 SPG and 0.11 BPG. Hachad, from Montreal, averaged 8.3 points and 3.8 rebounds in 111 games for his career at Northwestern. He finished his NCAA career ranked third on the ‘Cats all-time steals list with 167. Hachad went undrafted in the 2006 NBA Draft and signed with Fos Quest Provence Basket in 2011.

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  • Reblogged this on Ross' Rants and commented:
    Each week this winter quarter I recap how Northwestern and other Big Ten schools’ alumni perform in the NBA and overseas. Each week I’ll look at four different Big Ten teams’ NBA stars and Northwestern’s international players overseas, recapping how each player’s season is going and choosing a performance of the week. This week one Northwestern graduate had 17 points and five rebounds while a Penn State graduate had a ridiculously efficient night, scoring 33 points on 12 of 16 shooting.

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