Big Ten Pro Basketball Recap: Week of Feb. 25

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:

Players in the NBA:
Eric Gordon, G, New Orleans Pelicans: 15.85 PPG, 2.63 RPG, 3.19 APG
Victor Oladipo, G, Orlando Magic: 13.78 PPG, 4.38 RPG, 4.09 APG
Cody Zeller, F, Charlotte Bobcats: 5.18 PPG, 4.00 RPG, 1.12 APG
Game of the Week:
Oladipo had 30 points on 11 of 23 shooting (2 of 3 3PT), 14 assists, nine rebounds and two steals in a 129-121 double overtime win over the New York Knicks Feb. 21.

Players in the NBA:
Carl Landry, F, Sacramento Kings: 4.24 PPG, 3.35 RPG, 0.29 APG
Robbie Hummel, F, Minnesota Timberwolves: 2.67 PPG, 2.64 RPG, 0.30 APG
E’Twaun Moore, SG, Orlando Magic: 6.18 PPG, 1.64 RPG, 1.38 APG
Game of the Week:
Moore had 16 points on 7 of 15 shooting (1 of 3 3PT), four rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in a 105-90 loss to the Toronto Raptors Feb. 23.

International players:
Ryan Anderson, G, Ottawa Skyhawks: 18.08 PPG, 8.46 RPG, 4.14 APG
Toney McCray, G, Toros: 17.86 PPG, 8.45 RPG, 2.23 APG
Brandon Ubel, PF, Brussels Basketball: 17.50 PPG, 8.30 RPG, 1.15 APG
Sek Henry, G, ASZ Koszalin: 15.67 PPG, 4.00 RPG, 4.22 APG
Game of the Week:
Henry had 33 points on 10 of 20 shooting (5 of 9 3PT), five rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal in a 85-81 loss to Polpharma Starogard Gdanski Feb. 15.

NBA players:
Deron Williams, PG, Brooklyn Nets: 14.05 PPG, 2.58 RPG, 6.63 APG
Meyers Leonard, C, Portland Trail Blazers: 2.71 PPG, 2.95 RPG, 0.33 APG
Game of the Week:
Williams had 30 points on 9 of 16 shooting (11 of 13 FT), seven assists, six steals and five rebounds in a 108-102 win over the Los Angeles Lakers Feb. 23.

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

International Players:
Mohamed Hachad, G, Fos Quest Provence Basket: 12.32 PPG, 5.50 RPG, 2.21 APG
Reggie Hearn, G, Idaho Stampede: 9.57 PPG, 4.86 RPG, 1.21 APG
Alex Marcotullio, G, Glasglow Rocks: 7.88 PPG, 3.06 RPG, 3.00 APG
John Shurna, F, FIATC Mutua Joventut: 12.05 PPG, 3.79 RPG, 0.53 APG
Michael Thompson, PG, Pau-Orthez: 11.53 PPG, 2.11 RPG, 3.42 APG
Game of the Week:
Hachad had 21 points on 9 of 14 shooting (3 of 5 3PT), five rebounds and five assists in a 84-77 win over Boulazac Basket Dordogne Feb. 21. For the season Hachad, in 28 games, is averaging 12.32 PPG (.440%), 5.50 RPG, 2.21 APG, 1.46 SPG and 0.11 BPG. Hachad played high school basketball at Champlain-St. Lambert and was named Mr. Quebec by a panel of Canadian sportswriters. In his two years at Champlain-St. Lambert, the team was ranked in the top five in Quebec. Hachad scored his first collegiate points his freshman year against New Hampshire.

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